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Title: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: slavo.benko on September 16, 2021, 08:30:00 AM
Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.8 (21.8.2487)

Major public announcement:

Other notable improvements in the release:

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:

(In case the hyperlink here wouldn't work in your browser, just paste and copy the URL to the browser address bar)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: NON on September 16, 2021, 08:32:46 AM
Thanks for the new release :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2021, 08:46:31 AM
Thanks Slavo, spreading the news. :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on September 16, 2021, 10:09:37 AM
Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.8 (21.8.2487)

Major public announcement:

  • A new logo for Avast! — As the digital world changes, we change with it. We’re proud to unveil a new expression of our identity, reflecting our continued commitment to protecting people’s digital freedom

Thanks!
However I would be curious to understand what graphic meaning has the new Avast brand linked to the quoted phrase. :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2021, 10:17:01 AM
However I would be curious to understand what graphic meaning has the new Avast brand linked to the quoted phrase. :)
Hi, see: https://blog.avast.com/brands-fundamental-truths-avast
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on September 16, 2021, 10:32:42 AM
However I would be curious to understand what graphic meaning has the new Avast brand linked to the quoted phrase. :)
Hi, see: https://blog.avast.com/brands-fundamental-truths-avast
Ok. Thanks!  ;)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2021, 10:34:49 AM
However I would be curious to understand what graphic meaning has the new Avast brand linked to the quoted phrase. :)
Hi, see: https://blog.avast.com/brands-fundamental-truths-avast
Ok. Thanks!  ;)
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: RejZoR on September 16, 2021, 11:22:26 AM
The description of the new logo is a bit of an abstract stretch, but I like it. It resembles shape of letter "A" and it looks modern and interesting, much more than weird "a" in the current (old) logo of amoeba. I like the amoeba, don't like the "a" letter in it.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: R R Mahmud on September 16, 2021, 12:37:32 PM
THis new AVAST LOGO is not looking good.Previous LOGO was SO FANTASTIC AND BEAUTIFULL
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 16, 2021, 02:19:42 PM
Will Avast Anti-Virus Disappear to be replaced by Avast One ?
and applies to all users in the world
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2021, 02:40:19 PM
Will Avast Anti-Virus Disappear to be replaced by Avast One ?
and applies to all users in the world
Nope, see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=298299.msg1652375#msg1652375
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: TheOwner on September 16, 2021, 03:46:45 PM
Sorry but previous logo was superior to this and this is really awful. I dont uderstand why you change logo only somewhere. For example wsc_proxy.exe has old logo and also in my Win 7 Action center shows Avast with old logo. Also wasting time making new logo while there are tons of bugs is what i dont understand. Same as Win 10 from Microsoft they change colors and icons but about bugs no one care. Strange, you just need one number higher version because you must release new version each month for no reason.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: SpeedyPC on September 16, 2021, 04:58:36 PM
Thanks for the update Avast..... You bloody RIPPER!! Thank you for keeping me safe for 17 years now, I'm STILL using your product as always  ;) ;D
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on September 16, 2021, 05:06:14 PM
<snip>
Strange, you just need one number higher version because you must release new version each month for no reason.

It isn't one number higher, but an increment 0.1 and not 1 (a whole ordinal, usually a major update).

Most AVs do this releasing minor changes/updates/bug fixes on a reasonably frequent basis or people may think they are dormant.  Given all of the things you have said about Avast in the past I'm surprised you are still using it ;)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: TheOwner on September 16, 2021, 06:10:08 PM
<snip>
Strange, you just need one number higher version because you must release new version each month for no reason.

It isn't one number higher, but an increment 0.1 and not 1 (a whole ordinal, usually a major update).

Most AVs do this releasing minor changes/updates/bug fixes on a reasonably frequent basis or people may think they are dormant.  Given all of the things you have said about Avast in the past I'm surprised you are still using it ;)
I use it only because i am on Win 7 where is no Windows Defender.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: reemp91 on September 16, 2021, 08:33:46 PM
<snip>
Strange, you just need one number higher version because you must release new version each month for no reason.

It isn't one number higher, but an increment 0.1 and not 1 (a whole ordinal, usually a major update).

Most AVs do this releasing minor changes/updates/bug fixes on a reasonably frequent basis or people may think they are dormant.  Given all of the things you have said about Avast in the past I'm surprised you are still using it ;)
I use it only because i am on Win 7 where is no Windows Defender.

I'm pretty sure you can still switch to any other Anti-Virus such as Avast that supports Windows 7.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: potlepel on September 16, 2021, 08:52:24 PM
Avast Passwords Chrome Extension, unlocking doesn't work after updated Avast v21.8
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Csicso on September 16, 2021, 11:50:56 PM
THis new AVAST LOGO is not looking good.Previous LOGO was SO FANTASTIC AND BEAUTIFULL

I liked the amobe logo.

Edit.: but this new logo is not bad. Get used to.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 17, 2021, 02:38:43 AM
so in october all free users will get basic firewall features or will be pushed back in november to see annoying bugs related to firewall ?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Tangy on September 17, 2021, 03:11:49 AM
I got avast free firewall about 10 days ago when I manually updated to version 21.7 from 21.6. My other computer did not get the firewall.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 17, 2021, 04:21:00 PM
hey is this ui change also related to the updated firewall feature and is this mid october all users can get a stable firewall ?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: sigowi6532 on September 17, 2021, 07:34:32 PM
hello I'm new in the forum, I registered just to say my opinion about this new version, the avast logo on my desktop is the same as the old version while in the toolbar it appears to be the new one, lately avast not liking it has always small bugs, if you continue like this it will get worse, 3 months ago I tried a paid antivirus with trial for a month, this antivirus detected me viruses that avast has never seen, they were not false positives and they were not old programs avast left over after uninstalling it, I went back to avast but I'm seriously thinking about ditching it. This little bug of the logo that does not update after the new version is the classic straw that breaks the camel's back, please try your updates before making them available to everyone. Losing 400 million customers is easier if you never solve problems bye
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: miguelgrado on September 18, 2021, 09:16:08 AM
If I disable the shields, and open avast, it says that I am protected but if I go to the shields section they appear disabled,Also icon next to the clock says in green protected,Only in windows 10 security center warns that avast is disabled.

Latest version of avast and windows 10 64 bits
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: loungehake on September 19, 2021, 01:15:36 PM
When I click the link for the offline installer download, Firefox says "The owner of iavs9x.avg.u.avcdn.net has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website."

This looks bad for a digital security software producer.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on September 19, 2021, 01:32:42 PM
When I click the link for the offline installer download, Firefox says "The owner of iavs9x.avg.u.avcdn.net has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website."

This looks bad for a digital security software producer.

(In case the hyperlink here wouldn't work in your browser, just paste and copy the URL to the browser address bar)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on September 19, 2021, 05:34:12 PM
When I click the link for the offline installer download, Firefox says "The owner of iavs9x.avg.u.avcdn.net has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website."

This looks bad for a digital security software producer.

(In case the hyperlink here wouldn't work in your browser, just paste and copy the URL to the browser address bar)

The problem is that the initial link in first post for offline installers appears to redirect to an http link (pretty poor form for a security company). 

If you have setup Firefox to use https connections only, this is the error you will bump into, but it should give you the option to open the http site.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Yincognito on September 20, 2021, 05:45:19 PM
Hi, I've been an user of a paid solution before, but right now I use Avast AV Free and Windows Firewall + Windows Firewall Control as a security combo, besides the UBlock Origin + UMatrix combo in Chrome. I believe the following:
- the size of the offline installer (which is prefer) is a bit too large compared to other solutions
- the "threat" alerts in Avast are slightly too generic, in most cases, and had already quite a couple of false positives, not to mention quite a lot do not disturb offers for programs that didn't need it
- the addition of a firewall to the free AV is excellent from my POV, but although I'd like to, I can't use it because other solutions offer much more control over that part (e.g. the network rules are locked; only the useless local address is available to set in the application rules and not the remote address - a generic address group like local subnet doesn't exist either; it's unclear if the profile refers to the location of the request, the type of network or the user settings; there isn't a possibility to allow or block only a certain service from an executable, e.g. only the WIA aka stisvc service from svchost.exe; there isn't a bare minimum - i.e. no update, telemetry or other useless crap - set of rules that you can apply in the firewall and then build on it, e.g. only the "core networking", file & printer sharing, ICMP v4-v6, network discovery on NB and SSDP and the time synchronization service; etc.)
- I understand that some additional features to the firewall are available only for premium usage, but if you do include the firewall in the free offer (a good thing, at least for the user), it should have at least the level of control available in other free products, or you'd end up with people wanting to use the module but choosing otherwise because they can't properly configure stuff they need to
- disabling AND enabling shields from Avast Shield Control should act on the shields that are / were currently in use, and not necessarily on all of them; for example, in my case, disabling all shields when I need it works fine, but since I use Avast with the firewall turned off (see above why), enabling the shields back also enable the firewall, thus requiring me to turn it off each time I re-enable the shields; of course, one normally wants to act on all shields at once, but then, it doesn't make much sense to disable something that's already off, or enable something that's going to be turned off anyway; as an alternative, a small list of available shields to turn on and off somewhere will do as well, since right now they are spread over multiple places in the application

Overall, the product seems good, but I guess it could be improved further. I still don't have the same feeling of absolute security whatever I would have done, that I had when using the paid solution, but that's probably natural and maybe it will improve with time.

P.S. Oh, and please, for the love of god, change the way you update the product (not the definitions). I have to remember to temporarily create a firewall rule for every C:\Program Files\Avast Software\Avast\Setup\New_[NumericalIDHere]\instup.exe file each time I update the AV, and then delete it afterwards, due to the dynamic nature of the path...

P.S.S. One more thing, this time regarding the forum: is it normal to see my IP under my posts? If so, is it visible to other users, or only to the moderators / admins, hopefully Avast employees? If the former, is there a way to block it from being visible to everyone?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on September 20, 2021, 07:17:43 PM
Hi, I've been an user of a paid solution before, but right now I use Avast AV Free and Windows Firewall + Windows Firewall Control as a security combo, besides the UBlock Origin + UMatrix combo in Chrome.
<snip>
P.S.S. One more thing, this time regarding the forum: is it normal to see my IP under my posts? If so, is it visible to other users, or only to the moderators / admins, hopefully Avast employees? If the former, is there a way to block it from being visible to everyone?

The IP address is visible only to you the user and those with Moderator functions.

Just take a look at posts by other posters and you won't be able to see their IP addresses.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: potlepel on September 20, 2021, 08:58:27 PM
unlocking avast passwords with the avast passwords chrome extexension no longer works in this new version
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Yincognito on September 20, 2021, 09:07:59 PM
The IP address is visible only to you the user and those with Moderator functions.

Just take a look at posts by other posters and you won't be able to see their IP addresses.
Yeah, I already noticed that regarding the other posters - just wanted to make sure of it. Thanks for confirming it, much appreciated.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on September 20, 2021, 09:32:45 PM
The IP address is visible only to you the user and those with Moderator functions.

Just take a look at posts by other posters and you won't be able to see their IP addresses.
Yeah, I already noticed that regarding the other posters - just wanted to make sure of it. Thanks for confirming it, much appreciated.

You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 22, 2021, 06:50:27 AM
hei asyn I want to ask about You can expect the full-scale to happen in 5-8 weeks,
whether before the end of October the firewall will be available to all users or will avast delay a few more weeks while seeing the responses of selected users to get the incoming firewall feature regarding the stability and performance of avast's firewall ?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on September 22, 2021, 11:03:02 AM
hei asyn I want to ask about You can expect the full-scale to happen in 5-8 weeks,
whether before the end of October the firewall will be available to all users or will avast delay a few more weeks while seeing the responses of selected users to get the incoming firewall feature regarding the stability and performance of avast's firewall ?
Hi, if you want to get the new firewall right now, feel free to switch to beta-channel.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 22, 2021, 12:11:14 PM
ok thaks your information,because I just want to be sure to get the firewall feature stably and not get any bugs without having to be a beta user because my laptop is used for important work
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on September 22, 2021, 12:22:35 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on September 22, 2021, 12:23:59 PM
ok thaks your information,because I just want to be sure to get the firewall feature stably and not get any bugs without having to be a beta user because my laptop is used for important work

What is wrong with the firewall you are using already ?
No rush.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 22, 2021, 01:20:34 PM
because I only use the Windows default firewall which I think is less secure, so I need a third-party firewall that can protect me from attacks by hackers or malicious programs
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on September 22, 2021, 05:14:34 PM
Well "attacks by hackers or malicious programs" is already covered by the web shield and file system shield.

The only difference with most 3rd party firewalls is external checking, programs, etc. already on your system trying to get out, phone home.  To get on to your system they first have to get past your antivirus program (whichever you use).
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 23, 2021, 03:57:20 AM
Well, these features are what I need to add to the security factor in my laptop as a second line of defense
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Epps2 on September 24, 2021, 09:45:11 PM
Since upgrading to the new version.  The password manager does not work in firefox.  Sometimes, I will get the unlock screen and enter the word, then the screen blinks off, but the passwords are not auto populating the fields.  When I click on the icon, a message comes up that it is locked.  I have to open the avast program and sign in there and navigate to the password section, in order for the user name and password field to populate on the website.  This is with any website.  I have removed and reinstalled the browser extension.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: -midnight on September 24, 2021, 10:06:33 PM
This new version has  made my computers run slower so think I'm going to uninstall and install  again.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: jraju on September 25, 2021, 05:18:27 PM
Hi, Slavo, Uninstalled old version and installed new logo avast version, as I experienced problem with old version wifi inspector.
I downloaded the offline installer and installed with no problem.
A kind of suggestion:
        While avast closes the installation, there was a blank gap of few minutes before, avast prompts you for first scan. Here i would suggest a kind of continuance of any progress bar or something to denote that all has been well done . I checked for avast application in the task bar, in the application tab.
I could see some processes of avast ran in the process tab.
I know that avast will popup after a few seconds or minutes to prompt first smart scan.
But new users may not know this , and would be wondering where is the progress bar that something being done in the background before it popups the avast interface.
        I hope that you will consider my request , so that , when all the installations of done, a message to the effect that avast has finished installation and would be opening in a few seconds or minutes like alerts.
        I am a long years user of avast and if it is feasible , consider it
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 01, 2021, 06:27:37 PM
How long does it take for Avast Free to automatically update to the new version?
I know I could do it manually, but I'm voluntarily waiting to see after how many days it updates to the new version.
Until today still nothing.
On another PC, however, it has already happened for about a week.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on October 01, 2021, 06:46:59 PM
How long does it take for Avast Free to automatically update to the new version?
I know I could do it manually, but I'm voluntarily waiting to see after how many days it updates to the new version.
Until today still nothing.
On another PC, however, it has already happened for about a week.

There is an update cycle as all hundreds of millions of users can't get at once.  So there is a period of time a few weeks before all would get it or the download servers couldn't handle the load.

How they work out the update cycle is beyond me.  Not that it effects me as I have Program Updates set to Manual.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: jraju on October 02, 2021, 05:02:31 AM

Hi, Slavo, could I expect a kind of response from you
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 02, 2021, 07:57:59 AM
How long does it take for Avast Free to automatically update to the new version?
I know I could do it manually, but I'm voluntarily waiting to see after how many days it updates to the new version.
Until today still nothing.
On another PC, however, it has already happened for about a week.

There is an update cycle as all hundreds of millions of users can't get at once.  So there is a period of time a few weeks before all would get it or the download servers couldn't handle the load.

How they work out the update cycle is beyond me.  Not that it effects me as I have Program Updates set to Manual.

Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Nunzio77 on October 07, 2021, 04:11:45 PM
Update to the new version happened automatically and so far there is no problem.
I had to change the desktop icon by hand as the old one remained.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: FrFc1908 on October 10, 2021, 07:20:41 AM
This version runs nice and smooth on my end , but the "white screen " (bug?!?) remains on my side , for just one or two seconds when you start up the gui , further loading takes a second 5/6 before fully loaded. maybe this process can be optimized by devellopment team in upcoming releases?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Yincognito on October 10, 2021, 02:56:36 PM
By the way, I didn't mention this before, but this version also has a problem when trying to add some programs to the exceptions list - Avast simply overrides the user's setting and removes the file (quarantine, if I recall correctly), despite the program's folder being added to the exceptions list. I had to recreate the whole list and basically not try to run the said program just to prevent Avast from removing it. Now I don't know how the AV acts when the program is AN ACTUAL malware, but disregarding user preference and flagging all kinds of things unrelated to true malware (it happened to me before for stuff that was 100% harmless) is starting to get on my nerves...

The usual excuse that free products come with such drawbacks compared to paid ones is simply not applicable here - if it's an AV it should flag actual malware and nothing else and obey user preference, WHATEVER that is (i.e. even if by any chance the excepted software is malware!). I thought that only big companies doublecrossing users to buy their buggy products defied users like this, but I see free products do that as well - not good!
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2021, 04:27:19 PM
"The usual excuse that free products come with such drawbacks compared to paid ones is simply not applicable here"
That's not anything I've ever seen posted by Avast.
All actual problems do get addressed and eventually get fixed.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Yincognito on October 10, 2021, 04:37:27 PM
"The usual excuse that free products come with such drawbacks compared to paid ones is simply not applicable here"
That's not anything I've ever seen posted by Avast.
All actual problems do get addressed and eventually get fixed.

Ah, well, sorry about that, my bad - I was just trying to anticipate the usual response to this kind of issues. I'm not familiar yet with how Avast deals with these, but I hope it's reasonable.
Anyway, I let you guys know of the issue. I'm not sure you'll be able to replicate it, but if you do, you'll see what I mean.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on October 10, 2021, 05:02:12 PM
"The usual excuse that free products come with such drawbacks compared to paid ones is simply not applicable here"
That's not anything I've ever seen posted by Avast.
All actual problems do get addressed and eventually get fixed.
Ah, well, sorry about that, my bad - I was just trying to anticipate the usual response to this kind of issues. I'm not familiar yet with how Avast deals with these, but I hope it's reasonable.
Anyway, I let you guys know of the issue. I'm not sure you'll be able to replicate it, but if you do, you'll see what I mean.
For troubleshooting, start a new thread/topic and provide details.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2021, 05:02:47 PM
"The usual excuse that free products come with such drawbacks compared to paid ones is simply not applicable here"
That's not anything I've ever seen posted by Avast.
All actual problems do get addressed and eventually get fixed.

Ah, well, sorry about that, my bad - I was just trying to anticipate the usual response to this kind of issues. I'm not familiar yet with how Avast deals with these, but I hope it's reasonable.
Anyway, I let you guys know of the issue. I'm not sure you'll be able to replicate it, but if you do, you'll see what I mean.
To ASS U ME is never a good idea. :)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Yincognito on October 10, 2021, 05:29:12 PM
"The usual excuse that free products come with such drawbacks compared to paid ones is simply not applicable here"
That's not anything I've ever seen posted by Avast.
All actual problems do get addressed and eventually get fixed.

Ah, well, sorry about that, my bad - I was just trying to anticipate the usual response to this kind of issues. I'm not familiar yet with how Avast deals with these, but I hope it's reasonable.
Anyway, I let you guys know of the issue. I'm not sure you'll be able to replicate it, but if you do, you'll see what I mean.
To ASS U ME is never a good idea. :)
Maybe, but sometimes it's safer. Expecting the worst outcome makes one prepared for it, avoids dissapointment, and leads to joy if it doesn't happen. Doing the opposite is detrimental for obvious reasons, and not ASS U ME anything causes uncertainty and can make a point less obvious. How it looks is less important if the desired outcome is achieved, after all the former is usually forgotten after a couple of days anyway. I'm all for proof driven conclusions, but not even math can do that all the times. Feel free to disagree though.  ;)
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2021, 06:39:34 PM
Apparently you're glass is always half empty.
Mine is always half full.
As Asyn posted, if you have a problem, please start your own topic.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: karenalarcon523 on October 18, 2021, 06:06:54 PM
Do you think Avast Anti-Virus will disappear to be replaced by Avast One?
Or do you think everything stays the same?
Thanks
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on October 18, 2021, 06:10:12 PM
Do you think Avast Anti-Virus will disappear to be replaced by Avast One?
Or do you think everything stays the same?
Thanks
Since Avast One Essential offers more features, it will probably be a replacement for the free version.
Anyone doing a new install will wind up being directed to the Essential version.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on October 18, 2021, 06:41:39 PM
Do you think Avast Anti-Virus will disappear to be replaced by Avast One?
Or do you think everything stays the same?
Thanks
Since Avast One Essential offers more features, it will probably be a replacement for the free version.
Anyone doing a new install will wind up being directed to the Essential version.

It might have more features, but I think it poorer in customisations.

I mentioned this before, that I thought it didn't make sense to have Avast Free (Essential) and Avast Free and I certainly wasn't looking forward to this.  I felt sure that it would replace Avast Free, but this was stated not to be the case ???
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Yincognito on October 18, 2021, 06:46:54 PM
Since Avast One Essential offers more features, it will probably be a replacement for the free version.
Anyone doing a new install will wind up being directed to the Essential version.
Assuming it will happen like you predict, did Avast at least fix some of these things (https://www.reddit.com/r/avast/comments/pubme2/avast_one_essentials_things_avast_needs_to_fix_now/) in the Avast One Essential? I'm asking so that I know if it's worth switching to it or not in the future, since I don't want to regret replacing a variant where one can at least disable some stuff with one where things cannot be disabled or unchecked.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: InvisibleMan on October 19, 2021, 03:19:18 AM
Assuming it will happen like you predict, did Avast at least fix some of these things (https://www.reddit.com/r/avast/comments/pubme2/avast_one_essentials_things_avast_needs_to_fix_now/) in the Avast One Essential? I'm asking so that I know if it's worth switching to it or not in the future, since I don't want to regret replacing a variant where one can at least disable some stuff with one where things cannot be disabled or unchecked.

That "Software Updater" service should never ever be forced on users  (always running), without a way to disable it completely.

The main reason being (from my and my friends' experiences with PC for many years): the most recent versions of software aren't always a good thing. If some software is working in a stable fashion and does its job, sometimes updating it can result in issues, bugs, etc. 

Every user should have a full control, if they want, over updating any of their software. It's the freedom of choice we are talking about.
And if someone wants to handle their software updating themselves, then why do they need to wear their HDDs down by unneeded services scanning HDDs all the time?

That's not right.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Yincognito on October 19, 2021, 04:10:38 AM
Software Updater should never ever be forced on users, without a way to disable it completely.

The main reason being (from my and my friends' experiences with PC for many years): the most recent versions of software aren't always a good thing. If some software is working in a stable fashion and does its job, sometimes updating it can result in issues, bugs, etc. 

Every user should have a full control, if they want, over updating any of their software. It's the freedom of choice we are talking about.
And if someone wants to handle their software updating themselves, then why do they need to wear their HDDs down by unneeded services scanning HDDs all the time?

That's not right.
Fully agree. Well, I was just asking as someone who doesn't know what's the deal with Avast One Essential. Maybe that user is wrong, maybe not (for example, this (https://www.avast.com/en-us/avast-one#pc) seems to indicate that the option is "manual", thus aparrently configurable), but in any case users should know what to expect from it (and if there are other "locked" areas that the user can't control according to his preferences), hence the question.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on October 19, 2021, 08:56:45 AM
Do you think Avast Anti-Virus will disappear to be replaced by Avast One?
Or do you think everything stays the same?
Thanks
Dev-Info: To set expectations right, Avast One is not a replacement of the Antivirus or other Avast products. Avast One is a new product line with a distinct feature set. Pre-existing products remain available, should you prefer to keep those.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on October 19, 2021, 01:23:29 PM
Since Avast One Essential offers more features, it will probably be a replacement for the free version.
Anyone doing a new install will wind up being directed to the Essential version.
Assuming it will happen like you predict, did Avast at least fix some of these things (https://www.reddit.com/r/avast/comments/pubme2/avast_one_essentials_things_avast_needs_to_fix_now/) in the Avast One Essential? I'm asking so that I know if it's worth switching to it or not in the future, since I don't want to regret replacing a variant where one can at least disable some stuff with one where things cannot be disabled or unchecked.

Software Updater should never ever be forced on users, without a way to disable it completely.
Where in my statement do you see anything that states a forced update?
Please read what was written and don't jump to conclusions.
I specifically stated that anyone doing a new install might want to consider Avast One Essential as a replacement for the current free version since it offers additional features.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: InvisibleMan on October 19, 2021, 06:31:44 PM
Since Avast One Essential offers more features, it will probably be a replacement for the free version.
Anyone doing a new install will wind up being directed to the Essential version.
Assuming it will happen like you predict, did Avast at least fix some of these things (https://www.reddit.com/r/avast/comments/pubme2/avast_one_essentials_things_avast_needs_to_fix_now/) in the Avast One Essential? I'm asking so that I know if it's worth switching to it or not in the future, since I don't want to regret replacing a variant where one can at least disable some stuff with one where things cannot be disabled or unchecked.

Software Updater should never ever be forced on users, without a way to disable it completely.
Where in my statement do you see anything that states a forced update?
I was replying to Yincognito's post, based on the situation he linked in his post from the reddit's discussion about that service.
I wasn't talking about forced updates of Avast, but about how that person had no way to disable that specific service from running (called "Software Updater").
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Please read what was written and don't jump to conclusions.
Yeah...
That said, I probably shouldn't have left your sub-quote within Yincognito's quote there.
I went back and edited it out, and modified the first sentence to better reflect what I was talking about.
Dev-Info: To set expectations right, Avast One is not a replacement of the Antivirus or other Avast products. Avast One is a new product line with a distinct feature set. Pre-existing products remain available, should you prefer to keep those.
That's good news!
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Yincognito on October 19, 2021, 08:28:48 PM
Excellent - it's all clear now. Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: Asyn on October 20, 2021, 09:43:29 AM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: cidminh on October 23, 2021, 08:54:46 AM
i am having problem updating Avast rescure , i don't know how to update , i see the option to update VPS but it says can't connect to internet , i see the IP address it defaults to 192.168.1.64/ 24 192.168.1.1 but my computer uses a static IP, I tried changing Rescue's IP with CMD and Reg but the IP still doesn't change !!! Can someone help me update Resuce's database??? thank you very much
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: rocksteady on October 23, 2021, 11:36:37 AM
i am having problem updating Avast rescure , i don't know how to update , i see the option to update VPS but it says can't connect to internet , i see the IP address it defaults to 192.168.1.64/ 24 192.168.1.1 but my computer uses a static IP, I tried changing Rescue's IP with CMD and Reg but the IP still doesn't change !!! Can someone help me update Resuce's database??? thank you very much

You may be better asking your question in the Rescue Disk part of the forum here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=6.0
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: tandrew424 on November 13, 2021, 12:30:35 PM
My Avast tray icon has started to change colour. Sometimes orange and sometimes grey. Can anyone explain why?
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: bob3160 on November 13, 2021, 02:09:12 PM
My Avast tray icon has started to change colour. Sometimes orange and sometimes grey. Can anyone explain why?
There is an option to animate the tray icon when scanning I don't know if that's what you're referencing?
The current version is 21.9 if you haven't updated, it might be a good idea.
Get if from here,
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=306968.msg1661463#msg1661463
Title: Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
Post by: DavidR on November 13, 2021, 05:33:32 PM
My Avast tray icon has started to change colour. Sometimes orange and sometimes grey. Can anyone explain why?

I don't experience this and my tray icon is set to Animate (using the latest avast version), this gives a throbbing effect as it is scanning content and not Grey/Orange.  So as bob3160 mentions, first ensure you have the latest version.

If you hover your mouse over the icon when doing this 'What do you see' ?