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Offline MartinZ

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AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« on: November 03, 2015, 01:06:34 PM »
Hi all,

I am proud to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.1.2241). It introduces a brand new feature for managing your passwords and sensitive data, called Passwords. You can also sync your passwords to your mobile phones running Android or iOS. We also completely redone the SafeZone, now called SafeZone browser and running as a standalone browser with extra security features. The user interface got a fresh look to work better even on touch and high resolution displays.

What's new:

NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
 - checks your passwords security
 - stores your passwords securely
 - includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
 - generates strong passwords

Android app:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avast.android.passwordmanager
iOS app:        https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avast-passwords/id1037779526?mt=8



NEW: SafeZone browser - Replaced the SafeZone for safer shopping and banking in Pro, Internet Security and Premier
 - Pay Mode: It isolates the session and protects it from possible keyloggers or other malicious software secretly lurking on your computer. With Pay Mode you can perform all your financial transactions in peace, without fear of your password or other personal details being stolen. Pay Mode runs automatically on banking site, but it can be also turned on manually.
 - Shielded Window: To open there suspicious websites and to ensure full anonymity
 - Ad Blocking: includes built in ad blocker extension
 - Video downloading for offline viewing
 - Easy setup: Automatically imports your bookmarks, history and cookies from your current default browser


NEW: User interface - More space for content, easy control

NEW: Feedback possible directly from program - report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier

IMPROVED: Home network security now detects more router vulnerabilites and shows more details

IMPROVED: Installation - it should be now faster and less obtrusive.

IMPROVED: WebShield HTTPS Scanning - We introduced a new method of HTTPs scanning. It is used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It works without changing the certificates and the security parameters and certificates are verified by the browser itself, including checks for untrusted or revoked certificates.

+ Many other minor tweaks and bug fixes



How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here:

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe



We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team
« Last Edit: December 01, 2015, 05:33:33 PM by MartinZ »

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 01:11:31 PM »
When will we get the improved HIPS? :/
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 01:20:43 PM »
Update appears to have gone fine although it didn't automatically offer to update at the end of an OTT installation from the installer. It also re-enabled data sharing which had previously been unticked.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 01:33:11 PM »
Is the statistics screen still available? I can't find it.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 01:39:50 PM »
Hi,

updated automatically in the background to the final version of Avast 2016.

Seems to run fine so far.

Hopefully the final Android app for Passwords will follow soon.

PS. We also prepared some Avast 2016 German release notes for those interested.
Feel welcome to also visit the German Avast Community Forums for support and discussions with other security specialists as well as beginners!

Avast 19.6.2383 German Release Notes

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2015, 01:59:54 PM »
Is the statistics screen still available? I can't find it.
Click on Tools, you'll find it there.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2015, 02:03:48 PM »
Thanks, Asyn ... it was right under my nose!

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015, 02:08:35 PM »
Thanks, Asyn ... it was right under my nose!
You're welcome.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2015, 03:16:02 PM »
I never like it when what was an RC3 build is now the regular release - it really should have its own build number - that way there is no confusion what people have or are talking about with build 11.1.2241 (RC or regular release).
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178549.0

This would also cloud the Program Release History - http://www.avast.com/en-gb/release-history - which in itself needs an update, last program release history entry is for 10.3.2223 released on 2015-07-13.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2015, 03:23:19 PM »
Holy Cow :o :o Man I'm gunna have to start learning and to remember my way around the new Avast GUI menu, otherwise I'm sure MartinZ knows what this means

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2015, 03:39:07 PM »
As someone who only uses core protection are there any new toola I will need to disable or is there a way to just do a custom install from the gui?

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 03:49:42 PM »
I really like this version.

Thanks Avast.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2015, 05:12:00 PM »
is password menager is for free for premier users?

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2015, 05:59:29 PM »
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2015, 06:04:35 PM »
I didn't participate in beta testing of 2016 however have followed all posts from XP users.
Will Upgrade asap via GUI from last 2015 Release version and see what transpires given some of the issues expressed by fellow XP users. :)
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