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Title: Hello world!
Post by: Edward [Avast] on September 16, 2021, 09:37:31 AM
Hello Avast Forum members,
Today along with our new brand, we are launching Avast One to all Avast Forum members around the world.   

Avast One is the free all-in-one service that combines our award-winning antivirus with VPN, speed-up, and security tools in one simple app to help you stay as private and as safe as you want. You can find a full list of Avast One features on the new product page: https://www.avast.com/en-us/avast-one#pc.

To protect our customers everywhere, Avast One also provides an integrated experience across the biggest OS platforms - Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android. As part of this Forum board you’ll find child boards for each platform where you can post your questions, feedback and ideas specific to each platform.

Global Forum users, please note that while Forum users can download Avast One in any country, for the moment, the app is available only in English. Other languages are coming in the following months. We’ll keep you posted here. Officially, the product is being offered only on the US, UK, Canadian and Australian markets during 2021.

Desktop download links:
Windows:
Essential (Free): https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_ONE_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_RELEASE
Individual (Paid): https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_ONE_PRO/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_RELEASE

MacOS: https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_ONE_FREE/platform_MAC/installertype_ONLINE/build_RELEASE

App store links:
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avast.android.antivirus.one
iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1532183253
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: פורת on September 16, 2021, 11:13:41 AM
Hello Avast Forum members,
Today along with our new brand, we are launching Avast One to all Avast Forum members around the world.   

Avast One is the free all-in-one service that combines our award-winning antivirus with VPN, speed-up, and security tools in one simple app to help you stay as private and as safe as you want. You can find a full list of Avast One features on the new product page: https://www.avast.com/en-us/avast-one#pc.

To protect our customers everywhere, Avast One also provides an integrated experience across the biggest OS platforms - Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android. As part of this Forum board you’ll find child boards for each platform where you can post your questions, feedback and ideas specific to each platform.

Global Forum users, please note that while Forum users can download Avast One in any country, for the moment, the app is available only in English. Other languages are coming in the following months. We’ll keep you posted here. Officially, the product is being offered only on the US, UK, Canadian and Australian markets during 2021.

Desktop download links:
Windows:
Essential (Free): https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_ONE_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_RELEASE
Individual (Paid): https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_ONE_PRO/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_RELEASE

MacOS: https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_ONE_FREE/platform_MAC/installertype_ONLINE/build_RELEASE

App store links:
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avast.android.antivirus.one
iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1532183253

Would a Avast Ultimate Key work on Avast One?
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 16, 2021, 01:32:27 PM
Hey, can users from Indonesia use the Avast One Essential product or just a free antivirus ?
and whether avast one is only available in these 4 countries or will it be available to all countries in the world ?
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Nunzio77 on September 16, 2021, 02:20:55 PM
When will it be available in Italy?
Is there also a free version?
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2021, 02:46:33 PM
Would a Avast Ultimate Key work on Avast One?
Afaik, no (at least not now).
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2021, 02:48:59 PM
...whether avast one is only available in these 4 countries or will it be available to all countries in the world ?
It will be available worldwide (sooner or later).
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2021, 02:50:43 PM
Is there also a free version?
Yes, A1 Essential is free.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: wahyushikifujin on September 16, 2021, 02:55:40 PM
What if a user from Indonesia installs the Avast One Essential now, will there be problems on the PC due to regional and country differences?
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2021, 03:37:14 PM
What if a user from Indonesia installs the Avast One Essential now, will there be problems on the PC due to regional and country differences?

Global Forum users, please note that while Forum users can download Avast One in any country, for the moment, the app is available only in English. Other languages are coming in the following months. We’ll keep you posted here. Officially, the product is being offered only on the US, UK, Canadian and Australian markets during 2021.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: strakl on September 16, 2021, 04:03:38 PM
Hello everyone. I am extremely happy that Avast One is finally released. And as for the people asking on where it is available right now well here's my guess, and feel free to correct me on this but I think that the free version can be used anywhere, while for paying the premium version you need to be in a speciffic country that is outlined in the first post.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: DavidR on September 16, 2021, 05:31:54 PM
Hello everyone. I am extremely happy that Avast One is finally released. And as for the people asking on where it is available right now well here's my guess, and feel free to correct me on this but I think that the free version can be used anywhere, while for paying the premium version you need to be in a speciffic country that is outlined in the first post.

Considering that Avast One was initially only available in Australia others couldn't get it.  This was effectively an early limited release to test across more systems.  Others couldn't get it, since this is an expansion of that (and may be IP/Country restricted), I would guess support for it may not be available.  As you can see the listed countries are predominately English speaking.

So I just wonder if the UI is currently English only.

By the time it is available to all this very extended test will have ironed out some hiccups.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: strakl on September 16, 2021, 07:24:51 PM
Hello everyone. I am extremely happy that Avast One is finally released. And as for the people asking on where it is available right now well here's my guess, and feel free to correct me on this but I think that the free version can be used anywhere, while for paying the premium version you need to be in a speciffic country that is outlined in the first post.

Considering that Avast One was initially only available in Australia others couldn't get it.  This was effectively an early limited release to test across more systems.  Others couldn't get it, since this is an expansion of that (and may be IP/Country restricted), I would guess support for it may not be available.  As you can see the listed countries are predominately English speaking.

So I just wonder if the UI is currently English only.

By the time it is available to all this very extended test will have ironed out some hiccups.
Here's the thing though, don't you think that if this was just an early limited release it would also be mentioned on avast.com? As far as I can see, they're promoting this everywhere already, just the UI is still in english.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: DavidR on September 16, 2021, 07:37:14 PM
Hello everyone. I am extremely happy that Avast One is finally released. And as for the people asking on where it is available right now well here's my guess, and feel free to correct me on this but I think that the free version can be used anywhere, while for paying the premium version you need to be in a speciffic country that is outlined in the first post.

Considering that Avast One was initially only available in Australia others couldn't get it.  This was effectively an early limited release to test across more systems.  Others couldn't get it, since this is an expansion of that (and may be IP/Country restricted), I would guess support for it may not be available.  As you can see the listed countries are predominately English speaking.

So I just wonder if the UI is currently English only.

By the time it is available to all this very extended test will have ironed out some hiccups.
Here's the thing though, don't you think that if this was just an early limited release it would also be mentioned on avast.com? As far as I can see, they're promoting this everywhere already, just the UI is still in english.

I'm only working in the information already in the Forums about restricted release.

If you can imaging releasing a new product to all of the 400+ million Avast users would be a tough ask.  Especially if you consider regular program update releases are in an update cycle of about two weeks to balance server loads, even if your Program updates are set to Automatic.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: strakl on September 16, 2021, 07:50:57 PM
Hello everyone. I am extremely happy that Avast One is finally released. And as for the people asking on where it is available right now well here's my guess, and feel free to correct me on this but I think that the free version can be used anywhere, while for paying the premium version you need to be in a speciffic country that is outlined in the first post.

Considering that Avast One was initially only available in Australia others couldn't get it.  This was effectively an early limited release to test across more systems.  Others couldn't get it, since this is an expansion of that (and may be IP/Country restricted), I would guess support for it may not be available.  As you can see the listed countries are predominately English speaking.

So I just wonder if the UI is currently English only.

By the time it is available to all this very extended test will have ironed out some hiccups.
Here's the thing though, don't you think that if this was just an early limited release it would also be mentioned on avast.com? As far as I can see, they're promoting this everywhere already, just the UI is still in english.

I'm only working in the information already in the Forums about restricted release.

If you can imaging releasing a new product to all of the 400+ million Avast users would be a tough ask.  Especially if you consider regular program update releases are in an update cycle of about two weeks to balance server loads, even if your Program updates are set to Automatic.
Well you do have a point there. We'll just have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: -midnight on September 16, 2021, 08:34:02 PM
I can install it but I'm afraid to.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: strakl on September 16, 2021, 08:58:49 PM
I can install it but I'm afraid to.
You're afraid to install it? Why is that?
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: DavidR on September 16, 2021, 09:47:34 PM
I can install it but I'm afraid to.

I'm not surprised.

I would suggest you stick with what you are familiar with right now and give Avast One time to settle in. 

Monitor the forums and see how the release over a myriad of Operating systems and user configurations goes. 

I'm in no rush, hell I haven't installed the last two incremental updates for Avast Free yet as I didn't thinks any bug fixes or functions impacted my requirements.  Though I'm more likely to update to avast! free 21.8.xxxx - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=304024.0 - before Avast One.

So, the current Avast Free suits my needs and I don't know if I need everything that is i Avast One free or from what I have seen if I can remove or disable components I don't need.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: strakl on September 16, 2021, 10:40:55 PM
Well yeah, I understand that. I'll think about on what I should do, if I should already switch permanently or not.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Mr. Avast on September 17, 2021, 12:00:47 AM
Overall, Avast One is worse than current Avast at the moment. The UI is nice, but that's it. Though, I would like to have an option for dark theme. I checked out Avast Free Essential, which is the free version.
It's worse because,

1) No protection sensitivity option. I can't increase the sensitivity to high anymore. It doesn't have the option anywhere.

2) Can't tweak scan settings. Like what to scan, scan priority, what to do with detected malware after scanning, etc.

3) geek:area is not present it seems. I can't find a way to check this.

4) Unremovable bloatware includes VPN, Browser cleanup, PC Speedup, Software Updater, Disk cleaner and Driver Updater. There is no way not to remove them. Current Avast lets you choose what you want to install, but Avast One doesn't. Can't remove them afterwards either.

5) The unremovable bloatware like VPN, Cleanup Service and Driver Updater keeps their separate services running in the background.
    Why keep them running when I'm not even using them! Disk cleaner and Driver Updater isn't even usable in the free version. Then
    why keep these services running for no reason wasting system resources.

6) There also needs to be a dark UI. The new UI is good but too white for my eyes. Dark theme should be an extra option at least.

So, overall a negative impression. It's simply worse than the main Avast at the moment. Don't remove features that users want & love and add things we don't want.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: strakl on September 17, 2021, 06:47:20 AM
I was pretty sure that you could change scan settings in AvastOne already but well I guess I was wrong then.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: RedFan on September 17, 2021, 11:28:47 PM
An even more bloated program, you have to take the whole package , even in free you can't choose a custom install .... so many things users doesn't need or want !
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: strakl on September 19, 2021, 05:27:52 PM
Hey guys. I just wanted to report that since I'm not from the US the link to download Avast One has disappeared from the main website when you go to avast.com so that should solve the confusion, it is actually not available anywhere else. On the release day it was still present on the main avast.com website but they have patched it it seems.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: bob3160 on September 19, 2021, 07:24:07 PM
There is no requirement to move to Avast One.
Your current version of Avast is still protecting you. It is still being updated.
If you want to try Avast One, you'll need to do some work because you'll
need to uninstall what you currently have before you can install Avast One.
Just as you don't have to install Windows 11 once it's release, because Windows 10 will still be there
and will be fully supported till the latter part of 2025.
Avast One is be a good choice if this is the first time you're installing an Avast product.
 
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Mr. Avast on September 19, 2021, 08:51:08 PM
There is no requirement to move to Avast One.
Your current version of Avast is still protecting you. It is still being updated.
If you want to try Avast One, you'll need to do some work because you'll
need to uninstall what you currently have before you can install Avast One.
Just as you don't have to install Windows 11 once it's release, because Windows 10 will still be there
and will be fully supported till the latter part of 2025.
Avast One is be a good choice if this is the first time you're installing an Avast product.
 
According to some users in certain locations, trying to download the free version is redirecting them to Avast One Essential. So it's pretty clear that Avast will eventually want everyone to move to Avast One sooner or later. So if they don't give users options like the ability to not install bloatware among other things I mentioned above, is going to be a huge downgrade over the current approach. So I'm hoping Avast will listen to our feedbacks and provide the options in the very near future.
Also, having two different UI for one software doesn't make any sense in the long run. So it's only a matter of time before Avast stops developing the older UI.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: bob3160 on September 19, 2021, 09:03:24 PM
There is no requirement to move to Avast One.
Your current version of Avast is still protecting you. It is still being updated.
If you want to try Avast One, you'll need to do some work because you'll
need to uninstall what you currently have before you can install Avast One.
Just as you don't have to install Windows 11 once it's release, because Windows 10 will still be there
and will be fully supported till the latter part of 2025.
Avast One is be a good choice if this is the first time you're installing an Avast product.
 
According to some users in certain locations, trying to download the free version is redirecting them to Avast One Essential. So it's pretty clear that Avast will eventually want everyone to move to Avast One sooner or later. So if they don't give users options like the ability to not install bloatware among other things I mentioned above, is going to be a huge downgrade over the current approach. So I'm hoping Avast will listen to our feedbacks and provide the options in the very near future.
Also, having two different UI for one software doesn't make any sense in the long run. So it's only a matter of time before Avast stops developing the older UI.
My statement specifically stated moving to Avast One Essential from a currently installed version.
It makes sense to redirect new installs to Avast One for those seeking a free version of Avast.


Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: DavidR on September 19, 2021, 09:55:49 PM
There is no requirement to move to Avast One.
Your current version of Avast is still protecting you. It is still being updated.
<snip>
Avast One is be a good choice if this is the first time you're installing an Avast product.
 

Yes it is still being updated, but for how long.

Personally I think it is the thin end of the wedge as it doesn't make sense to continue developing two (or more) applications when clearly they are trying to get you on to One (pun intended) application.  More so after this takeover.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: thureinbukain01519 on September 19, 2021, 11:19:02 PM
Hi guys. I just want to know is/will Avast One be available worldwide, like the rest of Avast products? I'm asking as it saying "item not available in your region"  on Google Play store(am in Myanmar/Burma). Also if ill to download and install Avast One on my PC will it work? Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: strakl on September 20, 2021, 02:56:40 PM
Hi,
Yes, it will be available worldwide soon according to the first post, or at least in 2022.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on September 21, 2021, 11:45:33 AM
Avast One Essential Review
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: bob3160 on September 21, 2021, 02:41:31 PM
Avast One Essential Review
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential (https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential)
Looks like he left out the limited VPN.
It's listed in the lengthy review but not in the features.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: DavidR on September 21, 2021, 04:46:51 PM
Avast One Essential Review
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential (https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential)
Looks like he left out the limited VPN.
It's listed in the lengthy review but not in the features.

A very comprehensive review.
I didn't see a features list (usually at the top) prior to the review, I must have missed that too ;)
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: bob3160 on September 21, 2021, 04:57:47 PM
Avast One Essential Review
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential (https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential)
Looks like he left out the limited VPN.
It's listed in the lengthy review but not in the features.

A very comprehensive review.
I didn't see a features list (usually at the top) prior to the review, I must have missed that too ;)
(https://d1ka0itfguscri.cloudfront.net/Lh/2021/09/21/14/57/crQr2PV60nR/preview.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: DavidR on September 21, 2021, 05:32:55 PM
Avast One Essential Review
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential (https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/avast-one-essential)
Looks like he left out the limited VPN.
It's listed in the lengthy review but not in the features.

A very comprehensive review.
I didn't see a features list (usually at the top) prior to the review, I must have missed that too ;)
(https://d1ka0itfguscri.cloudfront.net/Lh/2021/09/21/14/57/crQr2PV60nR/preview.jpg)

I don't see that Text or Image anywhere on the page I viewed.

That said, the link given by Asyn redirects to https://uk.pcmag.com/antivirus/135704/avast-one-essential as I'm in the UK ???
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: bob3160 on September 22, 2021, 12:50:31 AM
Different amount of details between the two countries.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: DavidR on September 22, 2021, 01:40:38 AM
Different amount of details between the two countries.

Strange that this would be the case, if the function exists in the two countries avast versions.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Pänthéon_ on November 10, 2021, 06:48:43 PM
so avast one gonna remplace avast free in future ?
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: DavidR on November 10, 2021, 07:45:28 PM
so avast one gonna remplace avast free in future ?

That hasn't been said/implied, what has is that this is another product line. 
So Avast Free should remain available and eventually get the firewall component. 

This is a point that I raised in Reply #25 of this topic.
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on November 15, 2021, 12:42:44 PM
AV-TEST Windows Home User Test of Avast One Free
The test was commissioned by Avast and performed by AV-TEST
Date of Report: 3rd September 2021

https://www.av-test.org/fileadmin/pdf/reports/AV-TEST_Avast_One_Test_Results_Aug_2021_EN.pdf
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on November 17, 2021, 12:23:54 PM
Meet the features: Avast One VPN Secure Connection
https://blog.avast.com/avast-one-vpn-avast
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on November 19, 2021, 10:41:47 AM
Meet the features: Avast One Firewall
https://blog.avast.com/avast-one-firewall-avast
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2021, 01:55:26 PM
Avast One review
https://www.techradar.com/reviews/avast-one
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: Asyn on November 23, 2021, 01:23:24 PM
Meet the features: Avast One Password Protection
https://blog.avast.com/avast-one-password-protection-avast
Title: Re: Hello world!
Post by: bob3160 on November 23, 2021, 02:18:03 PM
Meet the features: Avast One Password Protection
https://blog.avast.com/avast-one-password-protection-avast (https://blog.avast.com/avast-one-password-protection-avast)
Unfortunately that's not the same as a password manager.