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Title: Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: slavo.benko on July 02, 2020, 11:46:51 AM
Hi all. Please welcome Avast 20.5.

We've packed it with a lot of new stuff:

Things to note: 
...and from about 110 other smaller or larger tasks, we pick here the fixes of:

How to install:

1. Update from your existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program
2. Or you can download and install files:

Online installers (recommended):
Offline installers:

We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: slavo.benko on July 02, 2020, 11:48:51 AM
(We're aware of small visual glitches in the post update screen - the content won't fit. This will be fixed during today)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: heikwith on July 02, 2020, 01:47:04 PM
I think this are false Positives


Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: NON on July 02, 2020, 01:54:00 PM
Thanks for the new release :)

I think this are false Positives
Please report false positives to
https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
or
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=4.0

This topic is not the right place to report false positives.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 02, 2020, 02:46:51 PM
- [UI 532] The tabs are way too small and almost invisible now. (Screenshot)
- [Bug] Not fixed: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=234730.msg1549611#msg1549611
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: abruptum on July 02, 2020, 05:43:38 PM
What is the best way to configure Ransomware shield ?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: TheOwner on July 02, 2020, 06:20:01 PM
I personally avoid Ransomware shield for this 2 reasons:
- It must be configured, each program you use must have exception and can slow down your PC, so it can cause more harm then good.
- You are not protected from HDD failure so in this scenario you lose your data anyway.

No one invented better solution than good BACKUP plan. I would rather see File shredder in Avast Free which have some usage (Still dont understand why is paid if there are many free alternatives).
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Hopper15 on July 02, 2020, 07:00:38 PM
I personally avoid Ransomware shield for this 2 reasons:
- It must be configured, each program you use must have exception and can slow down your PC, so it can cause more harm then good.
- You are not protected from HDD failure so in this scenario you lose your data anyway.

No one invented better solution than good BACKUP plan. I would rather see File shredder in Avast Free which have some usage (Still dont understand why is paid if there are many free alternatives).

is this accurate?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: TheOwner on July 02, 2020, 07:06:09 PM
I personally avoid Ransomware shield for this 2 reasons:
- It must be configured, each program you use must have exception and can slow down your PC, so it can cause more harm then good.
- You are not protected from HDD failure so in this scenario you lose your data anyway.

No one invented better solution than good BACKUP plan. I would rather see File shredder in Avast Free which have some usage (Still dont understand why is paid if there are many free alternatives).

is this accurate?
In Ransomware shield settings under "File types" to protect Avast says "Selecting everything may impact your PC performance"
https://static.avast.com/support/kb/images/v2020/avkb51/en/v1_file_types.png
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: abruptum on July 02, 2020, 07:33:23 PM
I personally avoid Ransomware shield for this 2 reasons:
- It must be configured, each program you use must have exception and can slow down your PC, so it can cause more harm then good.
- You are not protected from HDD failure so in this scenario you lose your data anyway.

No one invented better solution than good BACKUP plan. I would rather see File shredder in Avast Free which have some usage (Still dont understand why is paid if there are many free alternatives).

is this accurate?
In Ransomware shield settings under "File types" to protect Avast says "Selecting everything may impact your PC performance"
https://static.avast.com/support/kb/images/v2020/avkb51/en/v1_file_types.png

I unchecked video,audio and image file types. I have backup for those. Archive files on my PC are mostly installers and portable programs, so I unchecked that too.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: RejZoR on July 02, 2020, 07:59:42 PM
I personally avoid Ransomware shield for this 2 reasons:
- It must be configured, each program you use must have exception and can slow down your PC, so it can cause more harm then good.
- You are not protected from HDD failure so in this scenario you lose your data anyway.

No one invented better solution than good BACKUP plan. I would rather see File shredder in Avast Free which have some usage (Still dont understand why is paid if there are many free alternatives).

You clearly don't understand how Ransomware Shield works. User doesn't have to maintain the exclusion list. avast! team does that by utilizing their massive whitelist. They've been using it for years and it works superbly. Unlike Windows Defender which was using similar technique but was basically broken since its inception and it looked like its whitelist was non existent or non functional and they apparently got it under control with Windows 10 2004 update, somewhat. It still bitches over Crystal Disk Info tho.

Ransomware Shield is a really nice addition to avast! Free.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: DavidR on July 02, 2020, 08:34:04 PM
Now that the Ransomware Shield is included in the Avast Free version - Should the https://support.avast.com/en-nz/article/Antivirus-Ransomware-Shield-FAQ be updated (Inclusion in Avast Free) ?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: convar on July 02, 2020, 08:41:52 PM
This will now have fixed the problem, what were we talking about here?
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235194.0

Was it Avast's fault at all?

Thanks in advance for the answer.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: GEGEPING on July 02, 2020, 09:23:12 PM
Hi,

Maybe i'm the only one having this mega bug.

Soon as i install the last version or the two previous version i have conflict with MSIEXEC (windows installer) which crash and avoid windows update or his component :-[

I wanted to generate files for support with avast support soft and it make me error impossible to do the files....

As soon as i perfom a clean erase  all are working fine.

I have all those bad thing only on my Dell D630 with Seven pro 64 :o :o :o

Gerald
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: loungehake on July 02, 2020, 10:38:17 PM
I have used Avast for getting on for 20 years starting from version 4 with Windows 98SE.  This is the best installation I have yet to experience having just updated Avast on 6 Windows 7(1), 8.1(1) and 10(4).  All are working well and the extra work load imposed by AntiRansomware and other new features is not noticeable.  Avast is astonishingly light on resources as adventures with the competition have shown me. :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: abruptum on July 02, 2020, 11:55:02 PM
Is it advisable to add AppData and Downloads folders under Ransomware Shield protection ?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 03, 2020, 07:49:15 AM
What is the best way to configure Ransomware shield ?
-> https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/51/
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: loungehake on July 03, 2020, 08:47:02 AM
How confusing is this?  I just received an Avast notification warning me that my primary folders (I think that is what I was told) are vulnerable to ransomware and that I should upgrade to the premium version.  Really?  Hmmmmmmmmmm.  :o
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: GEGEPING on July 03, 2020, 09:27:06 AM
Hi ;D

What i noticed on y Asus I7 w8.1 64 the schedule scan doesn't start :o :o :o

I don't test for now on my Dell D630 Seven pro 64 as there's a big conflict with avast ans Windows installer :'( :'( :'(

Thanks for your help.

Gerald
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 03, 2020, 09:36:53 AM
How confusing is this?  I just received an Avast notification warning me that my primary folders (I think that is what I was told) are vulnerable to ransomware and that I should upgrade to the premium version.  Really?  Hmmmmmmmmmm.  :o
Just ignore it, it seems FAQ and ads haven't been adjusted yet. ;)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: convar on July 03, 2020, 03:02:49 PM
This will now have fixed the problem, what were we talking about here?
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235194.0

Was it Avast's fault at all?

Thanks in advance for the answer.
One answer to this, please! (That's why I registered for this forum.)

I haven't dared to use two apps since Tuesday because of this.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: sj.vegetto on July 03, 2020, 07:32:34 PM
anyone else notice avast is constantly hitting the network card sending and receiving data? when system is idle and nothing is open?

Normal when my system is idle and nothing is open nothing is hitting network card.

Less this abnormal network activity on my card is due to dish network update again, bunch time over the year and update to hopper system would cause constant send receive hits on my network card if it hopper was connected to wifi.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: AliA88 on July 05, 2020, 05:56:12 AM
I installed the latest version of avast free and to my surprise it doesn't freeze the applications as it did but certain applications are misbehaving and certain applications work fine. For example soon as I load into windows I have software called NZXT cam that controls my fans and that stops loading and will not open as it requires the internet, and after that stops loading if I click on the Edge browser it does not load anything even though I have a stable internet connection and shutdown takes a while, removing avast free fixes issues. Oher applications behave strangely to.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 05, 2020, 10:28:59 AM
anyone else notice avast is constantly hitting the network card sending and receiving data? when system is idle and nothing is open?
Probably related to stream updates, they get checked every few minutes.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Tangy on July 07, 2020, 01:25:05 AM
What a nice surprise, that ransomware shield ! Actually it protects files in both partitions of my PC. ( xp + 7)
Thanks Avast.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: SpeedyPC on July 07, 2020, 05:12:25 AM
Thanks for the update Avast, everything is running very smooth as a (https://i.imgur.com/LK91Bde.gif)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: rocksteady on July 07, 2020, 10:00:27 AM
I have encountered a problem with Rescue Disk on 20.5 which I posted here and seems to be ignored so far.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235283.0
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: -midnight on July 10, 2020, 01:22:06 PM
I just installed this new version.  Unchecked Ransomware Shield because I didn't want it.

EDIT
Typo










Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: jeremypoppleton on July 10, 2020, 06:02:38 PM
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO FIX THE FIREWALL NEVER REMEMBERING ALLOWING APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE APPLICATION RULES. CONSTANTLY NAGGED FOR ACCESS TO CHROME AND ICARUS EVEN THOUGH I ALLOWED THEM AND TICKED "REMEMBER MY ANSWER". I REPORTED THIS OVER A MONTH AGO AND RAISED A SUPPORT TICKET.

IT STILL IS NOT FIXED

YES, I AM SHOUTING !!!!!
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: vilcsak.m on July 11, 2020, 03:30:05 PM
Avast Premium Security + VPN - latest update installed

Is notepad supposed to open automatically when opening Bank Mode in Secure Browser?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: DmDanny on July 11, 2020, 04:51:43 PM
Hi,

For years I'm a user of your excellent free software.
But in the last version something seems to have gone wrong : every few minutes I get a notification 'External drive connected',
showing the ID details of my main internal boot-and-system drive (a Crucial 512 MB ssd).

I could click 'stop offering to scan external drives', but that is not really what I want.
Platform : Win 10 rel 2004. Avast version : 20.5.2415 - build 20.5.5415.561

Any suggestion how to resolve this ?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 12, 2020, 07:01:59 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Avast GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting
2. Click on 'REPAIR APP'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 12, 2020, 07:02:48 AM
Is notepad supposed to open automatically when opening Bank Mode in Secure Browser?
No, report it here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=78.0
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: marufid on July 12, 2020, 10:06:44 AM
Ransomware Shield is now free
i like it, thanks avast!  :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 12, 2020, 10:12:03 AM
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO FIX THE FIREWALL NEVER REMEMBERING ALLOWING APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE APPLICATION RULES. CONSTANTLY NAGGED FOR ACCESS TO CHROME AND ICARUS EVEN THOUGH I ALLOWED THEM AND TICKED "REMEMBER MY ANSWER". I REPORTED THIS OVER A MONTH AGO AND RAISED A SUPPORT TICKET.

IT STILL IS NOT FIXED

YES, I AM SHOUTING !!!!!
Dev-Info: I will try to do some hotfix next week...
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: DmDanny on July 12, 2020, 01:05:11 PM
Quote
Repair Avast:
1. Avast GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting
2. Click on 'REPAIR APP'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.

@Asyn :
Thanks for the suggestion - I tried this but still the same result - notification keeps coming

UPDATE :
It seems to be an issue caused by the WIN 10 update (which I got at about the same time as the avast update).
Got resolved by tagging the SATA bus involved as 'internal' in the registry...
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 12, 2020, 03:08:37 PM
UPDATE :
It seems to be an issue caused by the WIN 10 update (which I got at about the same time as the avast update).
Got resolved by tagging the SATA bus involved as 'internal' in the registry...
Thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Thomas963 on July 13, 2020, 09:28:40 PM
Hi, I got this update and now I can't use Zoom conferences!

This needs to be fixed.
I get these blocks immediately after logging into my company's Zoom web portal.
I had to disable all shields in order to use Zoom.

*
* Avast Real-time Shield Scan Report
* This file is generated automatically
*
* Started on: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:54:27 AM
*

7/13/2020 2:03:14 PM   https://static.zoom.us/static/94019/css/all.min.css [L] URL:Phishing (0)
7/13/2020 2:03:14 PM   https://static.zoom.us/static/94019/image/new/ZoomLogo.png [L] URL:Phishing (0)
7/13/2020 2:03:15 PM   https://static.zoom.us/static/94019/image/user.png [L] URL:Phishing (0)
7/13/2020 2:03:16 PM   https://static.zoom.us/static/94019/js/app/pbx/pbxSideMenu.min.js [L] URL:Phishing (0)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 14, 2020, 05:18:27 AM
You can report a suspected FP (File/Website) here: https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: sj.vegetto on July 14, 2020, 07:13:29 PM
why is avast shield blocking thunderbird from receiving/send emails using my google account? as soon as I disable the shields it works fine in thunderbird, soon as enable it it stops work

I have not changed anything in thunderbird and as of today avast is blocking it, it not saying it blocking it but obviously it blocking it cause soon as turn the shield off it works

I forced a definition update and seem to be working again.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: AZBruno on July 15, 2020, 07:33:58 AM
This new version has been causing many failures in Thunderbird trying to read emails (timeout problems, connection problems). Turn off the mail shield and there are no troubles. After years running this setup, this is the first time I have experienced this issue.

I started a separate thread for the problem.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: webster2 on July 15, 2020, 11:48:10 AM
Avast Premium Security.   Firewall not working on starting computer.  Asked at computer shop who recommended I reinstall programme.  I uninstalled previous version and installed new version.  Avast wanted new subscription even though I have a subscription expiring 5 July 2021 and have the activation code.  Help, please.  I'm too old for such problems!
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: DavidR on July 15, 2020, 06:34:10 PM
Avast Premium Security.   Firewall not working on starting computer.  Asked at computer shop who recommended I reinstall programme.  I uninstalled previous version and installed new version.  Avast wanted new subscription even though I have a subscription expiring 5 July 2021 and have the activation code.  Help, please.  I'm too old for such problems!

What does your Avast Tray icon (right click) show for the Registration Information (image 1 below) ?

If it isn't showing anything (or need to register) connect that installation to your my.avast.com account (same logon as you used to connect to the forum, image 2 below) you should be able to assign the license.
If you are still logged on to the forums when you do this it may connect automatically.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: CBS561 on July 15, 2020, 07:59:21 PM
I'm having an issue with remote access shield. I am remotely connected to my office computer but every few minutes I get a pop-up notification that an incoming connection was blocked. Here are some of the URLs
rdp://45.141.87.250/BruteForce
rdp://52.191.162.141/Blacklist
rdp://13.95.156.233/Blacklist
rdp://52.168.10.65/Blacklist

Would it be safe to check out these IP addresses to see what they are?

I closed about 20 of these pop ups when I first connected to my office computer

Another thing I noticed is that I can't open Outlook. I tried doing a repair on it but it still won't open.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Tuvisi on July 16, 2020, 04:35:20 AM
Hi all. Please welcome Avast 20.5.
...
We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team

Problem. This latest version, Avast Free Antivirus (20.5.2415 (build 20.5.5410.561)), now prevents me from saving my work in Corel PhotoPaint 2017. It tells me that corelPP.exe is trying to modify my protected folder (Huh? What? - no it isn't - its just saving to my Documents\graphics work folder like always, like I tell it to). When I manually override to allow the save to occur, actually the saved file never appears in my work folder. The latest version of Avast seems to have destroyed it. No issues with saving in IrfanView however, even though it's saving the same photo with the same edit to the same folder. And there were no such problems with the previous version of Avast, 24 hrs ago.

Assuming that this is a bug, and if it can't be fixed, then I'll have to uninstall it if I'm going to keep working on my stuff.

Thanks though -- this is the first problem I've ever had with Avast. So you're doing good.

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 16, 2020, 06:07:25 AM
Problem. This latest version, Avast Free Antivirus (20.5.2415 (build 20.5.5410.561)), now prevents me from saving my work in Corel PhotoPaint 2017. It tells me that corelPP.exe is trying to modify my protected folder (Huh? What? - no it isn't - its just saving to my Documents\graphics work folder like always, like I tell it to). When I manually override to allow the save to occur, actually the saved file never appears in my work folder. The latest version of Avast seems to have destroyed it. No issues with saving in IrfanView however, even though it's saving the same photo with the same edit to the same folder. And there were no such problems with the previous version of Avast, 24 hrs ago.
-> https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/298/ (Blocked & Allowed apps)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Keithuk on July 19, 2020, 06:22:13 PM
Typical more Avast crap.

I have to enter the code every time I open Avast can't it remember any effing settings?

Easier USB drive protection - We’ll now ask you to scan USB drives when you plug them into your computer. (You can also turn this off in your notification settings)

More Avast crap. I can't connect to my other computer everything has need checked file and printer sharing are set.

I have to put files on a flash drive to copy them over 20 time a day.

I have loads of flash drives there is 1  2GB I use all the time.

Now Avast popup scan drive they is nothing that wants scanning.

(You can also turn this off in your notification settings)

As I've said before Avast Premium Security 20.5.2415 (build 20.5.5410.561) 

For an application for any settings its total crap, menu search for text notification shows nothing.

Every application I build I have an help file you can search for anything.

Avast need the same help file.

notification on the top shows sweet FA

You tell me where notification is that you talk about?


Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: NON on July 19, 2020, 06:42:16 PM
You can disable USB thumb drive notifications from

Settings => General => Notifications => Offer to scan external drives

IIRC we also have a link to this settings (or "Click-to-disable" link) on notification toaster
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Keithuk on July 21, 2020, 10:20:44 PM
You can disable USB thumb drive notifications from

Settings => General => Notifications => Offer to scan external drives

IIRC we also have a link to this settings (or "Click-to-disable" link) on notification toaster

I found that setting - Offer to scan external drives which isn't selected as I disabled it.

It searched for Notifications.

If I search for CyberScan which is the new DeepScan it shows nothing.

As I've said what is the point in have text search when you know the item is there but a search shows nothing. You shouldn't have to select a section to search and good help file will search all parts to find the text searched for.

For an application the help is total garbage for what I've paying for this crap. That is another annoying thing with this company and crap PAYPAL that won't sort the stupid price.

I've asked about subscriptions on here before with no useful reply.

I could make a new thread but it would probably be added to an existing subscriptions thread.

There is a lot of text to post.

As I've said I have to enter the code every time I open Avast up, can't is remember anything!!!!!
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Asyn on July 22, 2020, 08:41:34 AM
If I search for CyberScan which is the new DeepScan it shows nothing.
Hi, could you post a screenshot, I've never heard of CyberScan or DeepScan in Avast. ???
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Nabz on July 25, 2020, 02:01:15 PM
Hi,

I cannot seem to locate Mail Shield (Anti Spam) component in Avast. Has it been removed?

Thanks
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Stephen1066 on July 25, 2020, 02:27:58 PM

I cannot seem to locate Mail Shield (Anti Spam) component in Avast. Has it been removed?


Hello.

Yes, the anti-spam component has been removed.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: NON on July 25, 2020, 03:05:54 PM

I cannot seem to locate Mail Shield (Anti Spam) component in Avast. Has it been removed?


Hello.

Yes, the anti-spam component has been removed.
You must confuse something else, Anti-Spam component is still there.
You can access Avast UI -> Privacy -> Anti-Spam.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Stephen1066 on July 25, 2020, 03:51:58 PM
Hello.

I contacted Avast support and they confirmed that it has been removed.

You need to do a clean install of Avast Premium Security 20.5.2415 (build 20.5.5410.584) and you will see it is missing!

Also your image is the beta version.

I include the Avast Support reply below:

"We’re sorry this update left you frustrated. We strive to provide the best protection possible, and our research and comprehensive review of the feature showed that Anti-Spam wasn’t offering enough value to our customers. And given that email providers nowadays provide strong embedded anti-spam filters, we decided to focus our development efforts on adding value in other areas. Recently we introduced new features like Remote Access Shield, Password Protection, improved botnet protection, etc. We think these new features — along with ongoing improvements to our other many features — provide advanced protection for our customers."
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: NON on July 25, 2020, 07:39:36 PM
Hello.

I contacted Avast support and they confirmed that it has been removed.

You need to do a clean install of Avast Premium Security 20.5.2415 (build 20.5.5410.584) and you will see it is missing!

Also your image is the beta version.

I include the Avast Support reply below:

"We’re sorry this update left you frustrated. We strive to provide the best protection possible, and our research and comprehensive review of the feature showed that Anti-Spam wasn’t offering enough value to our customers. And given that email providers nowadays provide strong embedded anti-spam filters, we decided to focus our development efforts on adding value in other areas. Recently we introduced new features like Remote Access Shield, Password Protection, improved botnet protection, etc. We think these new features — along with ongoing improvements to our other many features — provide advanced protection for our customers."
Thanks for the info, then it's not a good thing as official website still offers Anti-spam as premium feature.

In most cases there is no major difference with beta and stable build in terms of features, btw. If there is any stated, I avoid posting them here. :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: Nabz on July 26, 2020, 08:00:49 AM
Hello.

I contacted Avast support and they confirmed that it has been removed.

You need to do a clean install of Avast Premium Security 20.5.2415 (build 20.5.5410.584) and you will see it is missing!

Also your image is the beta version.

I include the Avast Support reply below:

"We’re sorry this update left you frustrated. We strive to provide the best protection possible, and our research and comprehensive review of the feature showed that Anti-Spam wasn’t offering enough value to our customers. And given that email providers nowadays provide strong embedded anti-spam filters, we decided to focus our development efforts on adding value in other areas. Recently we introduced new features like Remote Access Shield, Password Protection, improved botnet protection, etc. We think these new features — along with ongoing improvements to our other many features — provide advanced protection for our customers."

Thanks Stephen1066 for the detailed update.

I noticed however there is a component called Mail Shield when installing the latest version - not too sure if you noticed. Outgoing emails from outlook carry the Avast signature too. I guess Avast must have integrated Mail Shield and not included it as a component in Avast.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: w.hatscher-buelk on July 27, 2020, 03:30:33 PM
Now I have canceled my further licence subscriptionn to your produckt, because you never fixed the error wirh the icarus permissionn requests.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.5 (July 2020)
Post by: sj.vegetto on July 29, 2020, 07:02:55 PM
What is Avast Randomly Block Gmail account in Thunderbird from sending/receiving mail? I had to turn avast sheild again to get my gmail. there even another topic on first page for anothe remail client having the same issue.

Aim/Outlook and all my other emails send and receive fine, it only gmail since this 20.5 update that does it, and it fine for few days then  not sending and receiving, are definition update causing this? i can some time force update there and works agian