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Offline MartinZ

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August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
« on: August 16, 2016, 04:16:53 PM »
Hi Avastians,

we are happy to announce new versions of AVAST Antivirus (build number 12.3.2279 + 2280).

It's for these products: Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security and Premier.

We introduce one new feature in this release called Passive mode, that will allow run Avast on a PC with another AV smoother. It improves a performance of such PC and solves some compatibility issues. This mode is turned on automatically if you install Avast on PC, where is installed another AV. Or user can turned it on via Settings-> Troubleshooting. Passive mode disables the resident protection but virus database is still updated and Avast is always ready to run on demand scan. All other functionality is working as usual.


What's new:

New:
Passive mode - new compatibility mode,  which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable.
Added SafeZone browser, Security browser extension and SafePrice extension to Settings->Components for better management

Fixed:
+ BSOD for Skylake processor running  Windows 10 Anniversary Update
+ Randomly opening Avast UI bug
+ SafePrice browser extension component is not installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version
+ Compatibility problems with PICO(Bash) processes on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
+ Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification
+ Avast is correctly recognized in Windows Security Center after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update
+ Showing all passwords as reused in passwords list

2280 fixes:
+ Slowing down computer during installation, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189836.msg1332747#msg1332747
+ Unavailability to install another language during installation than the detected



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

Offline installers:

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

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

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

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

We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team
« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 12:56:43 PM by MartinZ »

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 04:21:38 PM »
Thank-you - Downloaded off-line installer and installed over 12.2.2276 about to reboot.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 04:23:09 PM »
Thnx guys  :)

+ The SafeZone Browser add-on bar bug has also been fixed.

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+ Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification

Not for me, but I have updated via the GUI.
I will try a clean install later.

Greetz, Red.


P.S. I had beaten you with posting a new release again Martin https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189834.msg1332455#msg1332455
« Last Edit: August 17, 2016, 12:26:15 AM by Rednose »
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 04:31:32 PM »
Download online installer and start install... :)
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 04:32:29 PM »
Updated to the version via internal updated and rebooted. Seems to work fine so far.
Feel welcome to also visit the German Avast Community Forums for support and discussions with other security specialists as well as beginners!

Avast 18.6.2349 German Release Notes

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 04:38:55 PM »
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If avast only checks the WSC it can get false information and passive mode will be enabled leaving the system without active protection.

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 05:05:12 PM »
Updated fine via manual install using offline full installer.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 05:05:57 PM »
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 05:06:18 PM »
Thanks for fixing all the bugs in the previous builds.
On a different topic, are you guys EVER gonna fix the numerous false positives avast gives? it's incredibly annoying!!!

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2016, 05:25:37 PM »
Thanks for fixing all the bugs in the previous builds.
On a different topic, are you guys EVER gonna fix the numerous false positives avast gives? it's incredibly annoying!!!

FPs and detections for that matter are not really a program feature - that is the task of the virus definitions updates, etc. Generally they also need information, reports and sample to analyse to so it can be corrected. The virus labs guys would always be striving to improve detection without any adverse increase in FPs. I believe the last av comparatives test had zero FPs in the tests.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2016, 05:30:29 PM »
Thanks for the update, I just posted translated release-notes into the Japanese forum. About to reboot now. :)
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2016, 06:18:00 PM »
Zero false positives??? Are you kidding me????

Just a few examples:

Several of Nirsoft's utilities are flagged as virus.
Winrar SFX archives are flagged as virus. Just today winrar 5.40 was released and avast flagged the SFX modules as virus.
The installer for Freemake audio Converter.

Capturelibservice from freemake. The freemake updater.

Shall I continue?
And those are only a few off the top of my head.
I'm SICK of false positives. Every time one appears I report it using the GUI (it provides a "report false positive" option, and they have DONE NOTHING TO FIX THEM. I've been reporting them FOR YEARS now!

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2016, 06:22:59 PM »
Thank-you - Downloaded off-line installer and installed over 12.2.2276 about to reboot.

Just wondering why you used the off-line installer rather that updating via the application?
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2016, 06:27:01 PM »
I always use the Full Offline Installer .. This way I can do a full custom install and select only what I need to install.
If you do it from within the GUI, you will get things added in that you may not want.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2016, 06:31:20 PM »
Zero false positives??? Are you kidding me????

Just a few examples:

Several of Nirsoft's utilities are flagged as virus.
Winrar SFX archives are flagged as virus. Just today winrar 5.40 was released and avast flagged the SFX modules as virus.
The installer for Freemake audio Converter.

Capturelibservice from freemake. The freemake updater.

Shall I continue?
And those are only a few off the top of my head.
I'm SICK of false positives. Every time one appears I report it using the GUI (it provides a "report false positive" option, and they have DONE NOTHING TO FIX THEM. I've been reporting them FOR YEARS now!
I updated WinRar without issues here. Also installed Freemake video converter.

Some of those softwares may contain PUP installers or other adware... This is why they are "not fixed".