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Title: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: slavo.benko on April 15, 2021, 01:54:51 PM
Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.3 (21.3.2459)

Major public announcements

Bug-fix and improvement highlights for hardcore fans:

As usual a big thanks goes to the team for yet another successful release!

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:
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Asyn on April 15, 2021, 02:24:30 PM
Thanks Slavo, spreading the news... :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2021, 03:59:02 PM
The button to restart the computer after the update did not work. (Omni)
I had to restart the computer myself using the Windows restart feature.


Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: DavidR on April 15, 2021, 04:11:22 PM
Thanks, just about to do a manual update.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: TheOwner on April 15, 2021, 07:16:16 PM
Hello,
what is new still running service wsc_proxy.exe? Thank you.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: rocksteady on April 15, 2021, 08:09:10 PM
Problem with new Rescue Disk browser feature not launching in this version.
Reported here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=260288.0

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: antopreggo on April 15, 2021, 08:16:57 PM
Hello since the new avast update cant connect to specific game server .First time this happens with avast .When i disable shields it works fine .The version its  the free avast.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Spec8472 on April 16, 2021, 09:51:07 AM
Hello,
what is new still running service wsc_proxy.exe? Thank you.

Hello TheOwner, wsc_proxy.exe is component responsible for communication with Windows Security Center / Action Center. It was a service process (with automatic startup) on Windows 10 only. Now, it is service process for all supported operating systems. This change was necessary because of the expiration of MS cross signing certificates. This process executable must fulfill special signature requirements to be able to register/communicate with Windows Security Center.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Asyn on April 16, 2021, 10:40:49 AM
Hello since the new avast update cant connect to specific game server .First time this happens with avast .When i disable shields it works fine .The version its  the free avast.
Start a new topic and provide details there.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: loungehake on April 16, 2021, 01:49:16 PM
I still see the occasional popup message but they are fewer and fewer is definitely better.  They can occur when the Avast GUI is not open.

Avast software is nonetheless in a very good place and I think that I have justifiable confidence in its continued protection.  I can put up with the occasional popup as long as I not am not continually assailed with warnings about my camera possible being hijacked.  I put a handmade plastic cover over the thing.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: NON on April 16, 2021, 02:10:58 PM
Thanks for the new release :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: RejZoR on April 17, 2021, 12:13:57 PM
Good to see performance optimizations. We rarely see those.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: loungehake on April 20, 2021, 04:11:33 PM
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

What does this mean? Pop-up messages still seem to occur as frequently as previously.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Pierogi on April 20, 2021, 06:21:52 PM
  • Because of an expiring MS certificate for signing drivers, we had to block updates and installations of users with outdated/unpatched versions of Win7 (up to KB3033929). Unless they update their OS, they will stay on 21.2 version.

Does this also apply to virus definitions or just the application version?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on April 20, 2021, 07:09:04 PM
  • Because of an expiring MS certificate for signing drivers, we had to block updates and installations of users with outdated/unpatched versions of Win7 (up to KB3033929). Unless they update their OS, they will stay on 21.2 version.

Does this also apply to virus definitions or just the application version?
Application, you'll still received virus definition updates.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: RejZoR on April 24, 2021, 06:45:20 PM
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

What does this mean? Pop-up messages still seem to occur as frequently as previously.

What I think they've done is make avast! not display those popups when you have avast!'s main interface open. When it's closed, you'll see the same frequency of popups as before.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on April 24, 2021, 11:12:52 PM
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

What does this mean? Pop-up messages still seem to occur as frequently as previously.

What I think they've done is make avast! not display those popups when you have avast!'s main interface open. When it's closed, you'll see the same frequency of popups as before.
I hardly ever open the User Interface. :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on April 25, 2021, 06:15:25 PM
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

What does this mean? Pop-up messages still seem to occur as frequently as previously.

What I think they've done is make avast! not display those popups when you have avast!'s main interface open. When it's closed, you'll see the same frequency of popups as before.

What is it for ????  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: loungehake on April 27, 2021, 09:17:11 AM
Warning me about camera privacy seems ridiculous when I have disabled the camera/microphone driver software. Obviously Avast Free does not check the driver status.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Ekaterina Bayushkina on April 27, 2021, 06:16:16 PM
Hello, guys, please could you move downloadable content under secure domain?
I see that offline downloading goes through http://iavs9x.avg.u.avcdn.net/iavs9x/avast_omni_setup_offline.exe - it is HTTP protocol and ASB blocks download

thanks
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: mikeltee on April 28, 2021, 12:20:21 AM
The AVAST Icon does not appear on the Taskbar....The "option" SHOW AVAST TRAY ICON" is active.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on April 28, 2021, 12:32:32 AM
The AVAST Icon does not appear on the Taskbar....The "option" SHOW AVAST TRAY ICON" is active.
Have you restarted the system? If no luck,
try the following, 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
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: mikeltee on April 28, 2021, 02:41:29 AM
Thanks Bob.... done all that with no luck.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Praya on April 28, 2021, 02:50:29 AM
NICE UP PERFORMANCE 
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on April 28, 2021, 07:41:46 PM
So with this new version the annoying pop-up advertisements that appear at the bottom right are still there or not?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: DavidR on April 28, 2021, 08:22:32 PM
So with this new version the annoying pop-up advertisements that appear at the bottom right are still there or not?

Take a wild guess if you are using the Free Version, this wasn't what was being talked about.

Quote from: slavo.benko
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

So if the avast UI isn't already open - then I would expect there to be no change.

See RejZoR's post Reply #15 - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=260243.msg1604036#msg1604036
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on April 28, 2021, 08:42:47 PM
So with this new version the annoying pop-up advertisements that appear at the bottom right are still there or not?

Take a wild guess if you are using the Free Version, this wasn't what was being talked about.

Quote from: slavo.benko
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

So if the avast UI isn't already open - then I would expect there to be no change.

See RejZoR's post Reply #15 - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=260243.msg1604036#msg1604036

So a useless update for this aspect.  How many and for how long one has the interface open?? It is always closed and therefore the pop-ups are always seen.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: DavidR on April 28, 2021, 09:01:35 PM
<snip quotes>
So a useless update for this aspect.  How many and for how long one has the interface open?? It is always closed and therefore the pop-ups are always seen.

No, because this wasn't the context the update was for, not reducing the number of popups, but to stop receiving multiple popups when you have the AvastUI Open.

If you are trying to get rid of popups I suggest you purchase Avast Premium or learn to live with it.  I would imaging you would have to have the UI open all of the time, not for any length of time not to have this occur, if you are simply trying to dodge the popups.  I'm sure Avast have thought of that prior to this change.

I have only been using Avast Free for 17 years and it doesn't bother me that much, at times it make me smile as to the stupidity/dumbness of some of them.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on April 28, 2021, 11:06:07 PM
Like David, if you're using the free version, it's something that's a fact of life.
You either except it or, by a premium version, or find something else.
I look at it this way, https://youtu.be/PkAdgFu6su8

Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: chris.. on April 30, 2021, 10:26:33 AM
Quote
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

It's a bit confusing to say "antivirus" instead of its UI... an antivirus (literally) must always be open to protect us in real time.
In any case if avast had been clear enough in its release notes, it would have avoided many queries and the above messages.

Users of the free version may be able to create a scheduled task to open and minimize the UI at computer startup, no?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on April 30, 2021, 12:41:54 PM
Oh what can I say ... I'll have to deal with it ...  :) The important thing is to be protected and not suffer slowdowns on the PC. ;)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Mario Jiménez Millán on May 01, 2021, 08:51:08 PM
When I disable any shield, after a few minutes the red "x" of the avast icon on the taskbar disappears. So I can't tell if I have deactivated shields or not.
Windows 10 1909 x64 Avast Premium Security
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on May 01, 2021, 08:58:26 PM
When I disable any shield, after a few minutes the red "x" of the avast icon on the taskbar disappears. So I can't tell if I have deactivated shields or not.
Windows 10 1909 x64 Avast Premium Security
Unless you've disabled the shield forever, it will start functioning again when it's reached it stop time limit.
Once that happens, the red x will disappear.


Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: Mario Jiménez Millán on May 01, 2021, 09:08:05 PM
When I disable any shield, after a few minutes the red "x" of the avast icon on the taskbar disappears. So I can't tell if I have deactivated shields or not.
Windows 10 1909 x64 Avast Premium Security
Unless you've disabled the shield forever, it will start functioning again when it's reached it stop time limit.
Once that happens, the red x will disappear.

Yes, I know. But what happens is that the shield is still deactivated and the x that indicates it disappears by itself. I think its a bug or something
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
Post by: ptaylor47 on May 02, 2021, 12:05:27 PM
I was prompt for avast to do a reset last night, and it has not worked, now I have a black screen and can’t access my laptop,,, help!!!!