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Title: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: slavo.benko on September 30, 2020, 12:28:08 PM
Hi all, please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 20.8 (20.8.2429)
*Update: Oct-07-2020 upon applying new service-pack, current version number is 20.8.2432*

Here are our biggest improvements:

And here are just some of the 100+ issues we also fixed:

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:

As usual, a very big thanks to everyone involved! Enjoy.
AVAST Team
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: NON on September 30, 2020, 01:45:38 PM
Thanks for the new release :)

And here are just some of the 100+ issues we also fixed:
  • Text encoding of an exclusion created from detection dialog
Yay, I can confirm the issue is fixed now 8)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: loungehake on September 30, 2020, 02:49:10 PM
Mad rash fool that I am, I noticed Avast 20.8 very soon after release and impulsively installed it on five of my seven Windows x64 systems (1x7, 1x8.1 and 3x10).  As the man who jumped from the top of the Empire State Building was heard to say as he passed the 70th floor, "So far, so good."  :o

I could swear that my older slower systems are running more smoothly and quickly.  There is also a small saving in RAM usage, for instance on my Windows 7 x64 3GB RAM system of probably 50MB.  It just works so darned well.  Is it too good to be true?

P.S.  I have since updated my remaiming two Windows 10 systems without problems.  This Avast version is the dog's wotnots (that's very good).
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on September 30, 2020, 04:23:24 PM
Thanks Benko, spreading the news... :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: strakl on September 30, 2020, 08:54:18 PM
I'm glad that this update brings out accessibility improvements, as i am one of the blind users. Keep it up guys!
This version is good for now.
Regards,
Urh
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: RejZoR on September 30, 2020, 09:16:04 PM
Why not call it 20.10 ?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: DavidR on September 30, 2020, 10:00:38 PM
Why not call it 20.10 ?

I think because the original intent of a monthly program update have been missed for a while. 

Given that the last one was 20.7 released in September (09), and if I remember correctly the one before that missed the monthly update time table.  Now it just looks like a normal incremental program update version.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Rednose on September 30, 2020, 11:43:39 PM
I'm glad that this update brings out accessibility improvements, as i am one of the blind users. Keep it up guys!
This version is good for now.
Regards,
Urh

Also because of your contributions ( on Slack ) as well. Thnx m8 :)

Greetz, Red.

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: TheOwner on October 01, 2020, 12:55:27 AM
Hello Avast team,
please move offline installers from http to https. Chrome blocks unsecured (http) downloads by default. Thank you.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Rednose on October 01, 2020, 01:08:30 AM
Hello Avast team,
please move offline installers from http to https. Chrome blocks unsecured (http) downloads by default. Thank you.

Thnx ! I have forwarded this.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 01, 2020, 06:57:08 AM
Hello Avast team,
please move offline installers from http to https. Chrome blocks unsecured (http) downloads by default. Thank you.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.msg527512#msg527512
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 01, 2020, 01:03:00 PM
Hi, I just got updated to 2430, while the release version from yesterday is marked as 2429.
So, is this a beta or a stable build update..!? Any changelog..?? Please enlighten me/us. Cheers
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: strakl on October 01, 2020, 03:31:34 PM
Same like @asyn. I am on the beta channel and now got 2430 update today, when, the 20.8 was released yesterday.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: hectic-mmv on October 01, 2020, 03:43:20 PM
Same like @asyn. I am on the beta channel and now got 2430 update today, when, the 20.8 was released yesterday.

We found couple more fixes to be added, so that's why this beta and soon new public release.

thank you,
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: slavo.benko on October 01, 2020, 03:53:56 PM
Hi, I just got updated to 2430, while the release version from yesterday is marked as 2429.
So, is this a beta or a stable build update..!? Any changelog..?? Please enlighten me/us. Cheers

This will be a small service pack to 20.8 currently being beta-tested and then released to production soon enough, most probably this week
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 01, 2020, 03:59:07 PM
Hi, I just got updated to 2430, while the release version from yesterday is marked as 2429.
So, is this a beta or a stable build update..!? Any changelog..?? Please enlighten me/us. Cheers
This will be a small service pack to 20.8 currently being beta-tested and then released to production soon enough, most probably this week
I see, thanks Slavo.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: loungehake on October 02, 2020, 09:04:21 AM
Compared with previous updates of Avast, version 20.8 seems to have provoked the fewest complaints against a new update that I can remember reading.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 02, 2020, 10:21:03 AM
Does the update take place automatically in the free version?

Do I need to restart my PC or does it update without restarting?

After the PC is powered on, how long should the update take?



Thanks!  ;)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: rocksteady on October 02, 2020, 11:00:13 AM
@Nunzio77.
You can check your app update settings via the user interface:
Menu>Settings>General>Update
click "More options" to view the dropdown extended menu.

If you have Automatic Update selected, then you will get automatic update.
You may be asked to Restart your PC following the update.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 02, 2020, 11:33:07 AM
@Nunzio77.
You can check your app update settings via the user interface:
Menu>Settings>General>Update
click "More options" to view the dropdown extended menu.

If you have Automatic Update selected, then you will get automatic update.
You may be asked to Restart your PC following the update.

Thank you for the information.  :)

I've checked and it's set to automatic update.
I have a "red" warning telling me that it is out of date and the old version is still there.

Will there be the new version after the reboot or do I just have to wait for it to download and install?
Is it specified when a restart is required?

I have recently been using Avast Free and therefore I still do not know the update mechanism on new software releases.  ;)


Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: rocksteady on October 02, 2020, 02:53:24 PM
@Nunzio77.
Look back at the screenshot I posted above. You will see [CHECK FOR UPDATES] button. What happens when you click on that?

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 02, 2020, 03:27:57 PM
@Nunzio77.
Look back at the screenshot I posted above. You will see [CHECK FOR UPDATES] button. What happens when you click on that?

By clicking on them it is updated.

But having set up automatic updating, shouldn't it do everything automatically? I mean, I expected it would update itself, without my intervention.
Also because if I didn't know and I would not have gone into the settings, there is no info on this new update available on the main screen.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 02, 2020, 03:35:36 PM
But having set up automatic updating, shouldn't it do everything automatically? I mean, I expected it would update itself, without my intervention.
Also because if I didn't know and I would not have gone into the settings, there is no info on this new update available on the main screen.
Yes, but not everyone gets it at the same time (staged rollout) to minimize server load.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 02, 2020, 04:03:00 PM
But having set up automatic updating, shouldn't it do everything automatically? I mean, I expected it would update itself, without my intervention.
Also because if I didn't know and I would not have gone into the settings, there is no info on this new update available on the main screen.
Yes, but not everyone gets it at the same time (staged rollout) to minimize server load.

Ok! Thanks  :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: TheOwner on October 03, 2020, 12:10:55 AM
I am still unable to download offline installer trough Chrome (latest stable version) until I enable "Insecure content" under Site settings. For online installer I dont need enable this. Now is offline installer offered trough https too but something is still wrong.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 03, 2020, 07:14:21 AM
But having set up automatic updating, shouldn't it do everything automatically? I mean, I expected it would update itself, without my intervention.
Also because if I didn't know and I would not have gone into the settings, there is no info on this new update available on the main screen.
Yes, but not everyone gets it at the same time (staged rollout) to minimize server load.
Ok! Thanks  :)
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: DavidR on October 03, 2020, 07:17:37 PM
Bug or Omission.

No update of scan history log files: see https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238500.0

I ran some tests and confirm this bug or omission.
<snip>
After my reply I ran a Quick Scan and that didn't update the Quick Scan.txt file either, so it looks like it isn't just the Smart Scan.

Interestingly if you open the Settings > Protection > Virus Scans > Scan history - expand any very recent scan and that is able to return basic data on the scan.  As in the Quick scan that I ran but no update of the C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\ file/s.

So the information is stored somewhere ???

But not updating the C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\ file/s location.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: richardahobbs on October 03, 2020, 07:47:39 PM
Hi, just downloaded the new version but now says all permissions have changed & cant access stuff on my Laptop?
Not very tech savvy so can you help?

Rich
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: DavidR on October 03, 2020, 08:58:32 PM
Hi, just downloaded the new version but now says all permissions have changed & cant access stuff on my Laptop?
Not very tech savvy so can you help?

Rich

Can you be a little more specific (what avast program, free or premium, what permissions, what can't you access ?), a screenshot may help.

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: predatorz on October 04, 2020, 02:24:25 AM
Manual update through Avast Free for my desktop and laptop
Everything seem to be working as per normal.  :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: BLine on October 07, 2020, 12:48:09 PM
This release breaks my Novastor Backup Image mounting.

I've been using Novastor's Backup products since the 90's. For some time they've had a disk/sector imaging backup capability. Part of the function is being able to mount a volume of a image backup as a lettered drive in Windows. Version 19.5 is certified for Windows 10 which is what I am currently using.

After updating to Avast 20.8 when I mount an image as a drive I can click on that drive in file explorer and explorer opens to show the files and folder in the root of the virtual drive. However if I click on a folder instead of opening I get the mouse wait cursor and the progress bar on the path window. The progress bar gets progressively slower and never reaches the end. I left it once for two hours and it never completed and opened the folder. Disabling all the shields had no effect. Access through a command line with DIR, COPY, and XCOPY hangs up also.

Doing a system restore which puts me back to Avast 20.6.2420 returns normal function. When I mount an image volume as a virtual drive clicking on folders opens without hesitation and I can copy files normally.

Novastor uses  "O & O DiskImage Virtual Devices" and a service.

Problem can be recreated by updating Avast to v20.8. Updates on manual because of problems like this.

Window 10 Pro x64 2004 release with current updates.

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: bruce_b on October 07, 2020, 02:55:39 PM
Why the sudden update to 20.8.2432 ? And does the offline installer link give us this latest version ? .. Thanks
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: strakl on October 07, 2020, 03:23:03 PM
This is a service pack for 20.8 that fixes some last minute issues.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: slavo.benko on October 07, 2020, 03:43:19 PM
Hi, a few minutes ago we have released a new service-pack which fixes some rare cases with CPU overload. Current version is therefore 20.8.2432
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: slavo.benko on October 07, 2020, 03:48:16 PM
Why the sudden update to 20.8.2432 ? And does the offline installer link give us this latest version ? .. Thanks

Yep, applies to offline installer as well.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: bruce_b on October 07, 2020, 03:51:44 PM
Was the offline installer updated about 30 or 40 minutes or so back when I redownloaded it ? ... Thanks
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 07, 2020, 04:06:28 PM
Was the offline installer updated about 30 or 40 minutes or so back when I redownloaded it ? ... Thanks
Seems so.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Julie178 on October 07, 2020, 05:16:38 PM
I don't know why I can't do a startup scan, help me please
the scan starts then restarts after 20 seconds
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Moncayo on October 07, 2020, 07:43:32 PM
Still no solution to the problem with reboot when trying to use the option Análisis durante el arranque.  Two days ago a virus entered my PC and when I tried that option didn´t work.  I thought the virus had infected Avast, but later I read at the blog that it was a problem at Avast and it would be solved in the next version.  It is still there....
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 07, 2020, 10:17:27 PM
I don't know why I can't do a startup scan, help me please
the scan starts then restarts after 20 seconds

I did it before the penultimate version and it worked without problems.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: chris.. on October 07, 2020, 11:34:01 PM
I don't know why I can't do a startup scan, help me please
the scan starts then restarts after 20 seconds

I did it before the penultimate version and it worked without problems.
this concern is not related to the program version but to the virus definitions
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238548.msg1563490#msg1563490
I'm rather sure the problem here has nothing to do with a particular version of Avast - because almost all the code of the boot-time scanner resides in virus definitions. So there's no point in downgrading to Avast 20.7 (for example) - it won't help. (Yes, if you install it from an offline installer, you might get some old virus definitions which may not contain the problem - but as soon as the definitions get updated, it won't matter if it's 20.7, 20.8 or other).
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: TheOwner on October 08, 2020, 01:53:14 AM
- Today i wanted delete file from virus chest, but when i touched delete button, Avast GUI disappear, also tray icon disappear (probably crash of whole program). Only restart PC helped in this situation. Avast created mdmp file in logs folder but on this forum i cannot upload it, so i deleted it. This happen only once for me. Maybe is very rare issue i dont know. This happen on new build 2432 on Win 7 64bit.

- Since version 20.7, Avast no longer warn me about new application version when "Ask when an update is available" is set. New version is only visible in settings on update tab, but not in main Avast window/tray icon as before.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: DavidR on October 09, 2020, 12:44:08 AM
Even after the various updates and micro updates, 20.8.xxxx still fails to update the Smart Scan report file C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\Viruses & Malware.txt

Nor is there an entry for the Smart Scan in the Scan History option in AvastUI > Protection > Virus Scans

So no change/response from my last reporting this in Reply #26 https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238421.msg1563185#msg1563185 or in the topic I gave a link to.

Personally I couldn't care less about the NOT so Smart Scan or on-demand scans, but many others do and why I have even mentioned it.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2020, 01:26:55 AM
- Today i wanted delete file from virus chest, but when i touched delete button, Avast GUI disappear, also tray icon disappear (probably crash of whole program). Only restart PC helped in this situation. Avast created mdmp file in logs folder but on this forum i cannot upload it, so i deleted it. This happen only once for me. Maybe is very rare issue i dont know. This happen on new build 2432 on Win 7 64bit.

- Since version 20.7, Avast no longer warn me about new application version when "Ask when an update is available" is set. New version is only visible in settings on update tab, but not in main Avast window/tray icon as before.
I've reported the no notification numerous times. I get my notification via Windows Security. It always lets me know when Avast is outdated.
Pretty sad but at least I'm being notified.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Paulino Sato on October 09, 2020, 03:06:25 PM
I found the source of memory "lead" on my installations. 
Apparently are caused by the wpad.dat file used to auto setup the proxy server.
More details on my last post on this topic  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=237554.0
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: predatorz on October 11, 2020, 03:39:49 AM
Manual update again to 20.8.2432 few days back, so far so gd

Manual update through Avast Free for my desktop and laptop
Everything seem to be working as per normal.  :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2020, 03:10:32 PM

  • Firewall recognizes VPNs - Firewall now knows when you’re using our VPN and won’t classify this as an unknown network. (Avast Premium Security only)

Does the Avast Free recognize that I'm using a VPN? I'm concerned with this update because it looks like a threat to confidentiality. How does it work?
The free version of Avast doesn't have a firewall.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Pierogi on October 11, 2020, 04:14:09 PM
I have a question Is it normal that after update I have now 3 AvastUI.exe processes launched, with Avast Software engine server (aswEngSrv.exe) and Avast Software Analyzer (aswidsagent.exe)? I also can't see "Avast Behavior Shield" anymore in my task manager. Is it supposed to be like that?

A screenshot of my task manager with Avast processes:
https://i.imgur.com/Y2yw7q0.jpg
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 11, 2020, 04:18:48 PM
I have a question Is it normal that after update I have now 3 AvastUI.exe processes launched, with Avast Software engine server (aswEngSrv.exe) and Avast Software Analyzer (aswidsagent.exe)? I also can't see "Avast Behavior Shield" anymore in my task manager. Is it supposed to be like that?
Yes, that's normal, nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: kenhagin on October 11, 2020, 06:31:58 PM
Took me quite a while to figure it out, but "Enable Samba protection" on "Remote Access Shield" is an all-or-nothing deal.  When enabled, it shuts down my local network because I transfer lots of files frequently.  Seems to me an exclusion option for specific computers and/or the local subnet would be helpful.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 11, 2020, 07:38:59 PM
To me Avast Free has not yet automatically updated to the new version 20.8.2432. (I have the automatic setting of the updates).
Why? How long does it take on average to update automatically after it is published?

Thank you. ;)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: DavidR on October 11, 2020, 08:45:47 PM
To me Avast Free has not yet automatically updated to the new version 20.8.2432. (I have the automatic setting of the updates).
Why? How long does it take on average to update automatically after it is published?

Thank you. ;)


The update cycle is to spread/balance the load on servers (when you have hundreds of millions of users), but I would have thought you would have had it by now.

What do you see if you right click on the Avast tray icon and select About Avast ?
My guess is that it would say that there is an update available, etc.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Pierogi on October 12, 2020, 12:48:46 AM
After upgrading to this latest version of Avast, I have noticed in event viewer that on random moments i'm getting single errors from CAPI2 with definition: "A certificate chain processed but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider". Also i spotted that when i turn off my OS, i'm getting an information category error in event viewer about user registry handles leaks and there are few instances, 7 of them are by avastsvc.exe and one of them is lsass.exe. Any ideas why is this happening? I had these "registry leaks" before and repairing and clean reinstall of AV didn't help (It's showing only when Avast is installed) but process lsass.exe was never been there before and i was not getting that many errors about CAPI2, that's why i'm getting worried now.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 12, 2020, 09:38:37 AM
Took me quite a while to figure it out, but "Enable Samba protection" on "Remote Access Shield" is an all-or-nothing deal.  When enabled, it shuts down my local network because I transfer lots of files frequently.  Seems to me an exclusion option for specific computers and/or the local subnet would be helpful.
Hi, best you post/ask here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235069.0
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 12, 2020, 08:48:09 PM
To me Avast Free has not yet automatically updated to the new version 20.8.2432. (I have the automatic setting of the updates).
Why? How long does it take on average to update automatically after it is published?

Thank you. ;)


The update cycle is to spread/balance the load on servers (when you have hundreds of millions of users), but I would have thought you would have had it by now.

What do you see if you right click on the Avast tray icon and select About Avast ?
My guess is that it would say that there is an update available, etc.

This is what I see.
I don't want to click "check for update" now because I want to know when it will update itself and why it hasn't already updated.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: DavidR on October 12, 2020, 09:53:46 PM
You have already been told why it might not have updated, there is an update cycle over a period of time to balance server load.  All the hundreds of millions of avast users can't update at the same time.

As I suggested checking the Avast tray icon and select About Avast would indicate an update is available, as that command will effectively check what you have installed against the latest version.

It is your choice to wait and see if it does update automatically.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 12, 2020, 10:13:10 PM
You have already been told why it might not have updated, there is an update cycle over a period of time to balance server load.  All the hundreds of millions of avast users can't update at the same time.

As I suggested checking the Avast tray icon and select About Avast would indicate an update is available, as that command will effectively check what you have installed against the latest version.

It is your choice to wait and see if it does update automatically.

On average, what are the automatic update times? 1 week, 15 days, 1 month, etc ...

Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: GEGEPING on October 13, 2020, 08:23:29 PM
Hi,

Once again the same issue with Msiexec ( windows installer ) is coming back >:( :o :( >:( >:(

Windows Installer stop to work :-[ :-[ :-[

I know that very to write a program without bug, but since few update there was no problem.

But now very bad on my Dell with Seven Pro 64.

No problem on my Asus w8.1 64 ::)

Thanks for your help for whom use Seven all version with Free Avast ;D

Gerald

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: sewija on October 14, 2020, 07:45:21 AM
for me impossible to update the software, it crashes. the error message says that there is a problem with the avast server for several days ....
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: bob3160 on October 14, 2020, 02:32:46 PM
for me impossible to update the software, it crashes. the error message says that there is a problem with the avast server for several days ....

Repair & Clean Install of Avast -> https://goo.gl/t7aJGq
Repair Avast:
Open the Avast User Interface > Menu > Settings > Troubleshooting > Repair App. > Restart the Computer or,
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204

If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
If your Avast settings are not the default settings and you want them restored after the Clean Install, follow this before removing Avast.
https://goo.gl/TXjM7h
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A


Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 16, 2020, 11:41:05 AM
The automatic update has not yet taken place. >:(
Yet it is set to automatic update.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 16, 2020, 12:02:55 PM
The automatic update has not yet taken place. >:(
Yet it is set to automatic update.
If you don't want to wait, you can always update manually. ;)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 16, 2020, 02:22:18 PM
Hi, Once again the same issue with Msiexec ( windows installer ) is coming back >:( :o :( >:( >:(
Windows Installer stop to work :-[ :-[ :-[
I know that very to write a program without bug, but since few update there was no problem.
But now very bad on my Dell with Seven Pro 64.
Hi, not sure what you mean, Microsoft doesn't provide any updates for W7 anymore.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: GEGEPING on October 16, 2020, 03:18:56 PM
Hi,
What i mean there was a conflict with a avast free component and windows installer few release before this one.

As the issue was reproductible with avast team they correct this problem.

But with this last release the issue is coming back.

As soon as i removed Free avast, windows installer is running without problem.

Thanks for your help.

Gerald
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 16, 2020, 03:22:02 PM
Best you start a new thread and provide details...
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 16, 2020, 05:22:46 PM
The automatic update has not yet taken place. >:(
Yet it is set to automatic update.
If you don't want to wait, you can always update manually. ;)

How long do you have to wait longer?

I would like to understand if the automatic update works or if every time I have to remember to see if a new version is out.  ;)

Thank you.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: chris.. on October 16, 2020, 06:41:43 PM
Hi, Once again the same issue with Msiexec ( windows installer ) is coming back >:( :o :( >:( >:(
Windows Installer stop to work :-[ :-[ :-[
I know that very to write a program without bug, but since few update there was no problem.
But now very bad on my Dell with Seven Pro 64.
Hi, not sure what you mean, Microsoft doesn't provide any updates for W7 anymore.
There are still  periodic updates "malware removal tool" (KB890830 v5.82 , v5.83, ...) which continue to use the MSI on W7.
The last one for me was on September 9th and I had big difficulties to install it on my 2 w7 (due to avast?).
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: GEGEPING on October 16, 2020, 07:33:51 PM
Hi,

Currently i uninstall freeavast and W7 propose to me Microsoft securitiy essential.

I put this to wait new stable Free avast without the issue.

Hope that they can correct this soon :'(

Gerald
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 18, 2020, 10:30:00 AM
Today it finally updated itself after requesting me to reboot.
For now it seems not to cause problems for the PC.  ;) :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: NyperCro on October 20, 2020, 02:15:23 PM
Any info on (finally) fixing of "Create rescue disk" in near future ?
It is about time
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Sspanna76 on October 20, 2020, 02:51:44 PM
Hello

I'm hoping someone here can help me. I upgraded my Windows 10 system last week. At the end of the upgrade, it advised that Avast wanted to upgrade as well, so I said yes and that upgrade went ahead.

However, somehow during that process Bitlocker has been triggered. I did not set up Bitlocker when I bought my laptop in February this year, so I do not have a recovery key. I've been speaking to Microsoft and they suggested that the Avast update might be responsible for this.

After speaking to Microsoft and Lenovo technocal support for days now, I still have no clear answers and can't get into my computer. I can't even do a clean install of Windows because I'm locked out of the c drive.

If Avast, or any Avast users, are aware of this happening and know what the fix is, I will be forever grateful. Just to confirm, I did not set up Bitlocker so there is no recovery key - I've looked on the appropriate section of Microsoft's settings 50 times in the hope that it might appear, but no!

Also, one last idiosyncratic thing... I'm running Windows 10 Home which Microsoft say is not compatible with Bitlocker. So I'm actually stuck in a paradox!

Thank you in advance,
Anna
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: rocksteady on October 20, 2020, 08:09:28 PM
Any info on (finally) fixing of "Create rescue disk" in near future ?
It is about time

"Rescue Disk" section is here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=6.0
I have not tried to create a new Rescue Disk USB with 20.8, but was eventually working OK with 20.7.
If you saying you are having a problem creating a Rescue Disk with version 20.8. If you are, please start a new thread in the Rescue Disk section.
Please indicate Avast version and whether free or paid.
Also Windows version.

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: sj.vegetto on October 23, 2020, 02:39:28 AM
what is the full list of 100+ issue fixed?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: av4me on October 24, 2020, 02:56:56 PM
can anyone who had shutdown problems with 20.6 and 20.7 confirm that 20.8 solves that?

not trusting an update until that is resolved, that was pure hell
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Kevin839 on October 25, 2020, 03:36:20 PM
Problem solved
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: Asyn on October 25, 2020, 03:41:13 PM
can anyone who had shutdown problems with 20.6 and 20.7 confirm that 20.8 solves that?
not trusting an update until that is resolved, that was pure hell
Afaik, it should be fixed in 20.8
Title: Please refund my money
Post by: princessbee52 on October 26, 2020, 05:20:41 PM
Avast deducted my money from my account, I did not get any email or notification, but got alerted by the bank and I have cancelled every subscription since last year. Please refund my money
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: princessbee52 on October 26, 2020, 06:13:21 PM
Thanks for rectifying the issue and for good customer. service..
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: DavidR on October 26, 2020, 06:55:44 PM
Thanks for rectifying the issue and for good customer. service..

Thank you for confirming it has been resolved.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: av4me on October 29, 2020, 05:08:06 PM
can anyone who had shutdown problems with 20.6 and 20.7 confirm that 20.8 solves that?
not trusting an update until that is resolved, that was pure hell
Afaik, it should be fixed in 20.8

you are wrong, both 20.8 and 20.9 continue to have 5+ minute shutdown problems

the last working version is 20.5 but I cannot find any working/safe link for the 20.5 offline installer
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: DavidR on October 29, 2020, 06:07:53 PM
can anyone who had shutdown problems with 20.6 and 20.7 confirm that 20.8 solves that?
not trusting an update until that is resolved, that was pure hell
Afaik, it should be fixed in 20.8

you are wrong, both 20.8 and 20.9 continue to have 5+ minute shutdown problems

the last working version is 20.5 but I cannot find any working/safe link for the 20.5 offline installer


Why are you saying that, clearly it is working for them or why would they report it is.
We have no idea what you are running on your system that is different to their system/s.  It isn't effecting everyone, I haven't had this issue either.

Quote from: av4me
GIVE US 20.5 OFFLINE INSTALLER direct download link please!

I have replied to your other post effectively repeating what was said before use filepuma.com and the links already given, in the very post above yours. 

So you have a post above and below yours https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=234120.msg1566142#msg1566142 giving a direct download link.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: bob3160 on October 29, 2020, 06:43:02 PM
(https://d1ka0itfguscri.cloudfront.net/Lh/2020/10/29/17/41/cY6UbpsakP/preview.jpg)
No shutdown problems here. Maybe it's something else that's running that's causing the problem?

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
Post by: RejZoR on October 31, 2020, 10:32:44 AM
Has program updating been changed for it to actually update automatically instead of still showing massive popup and yellow exclamation mark and you have to confirm it yourself?