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Offline MartinZ

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Version: 18.1.2326
« on: February 12, 2018, 03:38:20 PM »
Good news everyone,
new stable version 18.1.2326 has just been released.
 

What's new:

- You can now add multiple files to your Virus Chest at once
- We now better handle opening multiple Avast windows at once
- We've optimized scans of downloaded executable (.exe) files
- We now warn you if you try to shut down Windows during installation to ensure your Avast installation finishes properly
- Avast updates and installations are now more reliable thanks to our new fallback HTTPS server that kicks in if our standard servers are not reachable
- We've added a new Anti-Exploit module for better protection against exploits, shellcode, and other malicious executable files
- Hate being tracked online? Check out the new Avast AntiTrack offer we've added to your Privacy menu (now only in English version)


Fixed:

- Fixed scanning of files in your Virus Chest
- Fixed some problems with the Outlook plugin
- Fixed wrong text in the Recycle Bin context menu
- Fixed the name of the Avast window in the taskbar
- Fixed an annoying bug that minimized games every 30 minutes


How to install:

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

2. Or you can download and install from here

Online installers (recommended):

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_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_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: March 01, 2018, 03:17:55 PM by MartinZ »

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 06:00:56 PM »
Thanks for update. Avast is  now again lightweight like before (no second AvastUI.exe).

- There is little bug in Test history - run time - always said "few sec" even my test was 15 min long.

- After each PC restart, scan history is gone.

- Fixed wrong text in the Recycle Bin context menu - now there is no text only icon (blank space where should be text).
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 08:35:14 PM by TheOwner »

Offline SimmonsTheMad33

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 07:10:35 PM »
Not sure how much control over this the Avast team has, but the Windows Security Center showing an exclamation point all because Avast has a program update is a bit annoying. I have it set to manual, which is basically ignore, yet it still reports this info to WSC. A minor complaint, but still.
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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 07:13:01 PM »
Just did the update using the Off Line Installer .. all went well on the Toshiba Laptop with Window 10 Home 64 Build 1709 .. On my Dell Dimension 8200 running XP PRO SP3 it also went fine, but on first restart it took a while before the tray icon showed up. Will see if that time improves next time. Otherwise all seems good.
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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 07:19:47 PM »
Auto update very smooth.
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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 08:05:42 PM »
Is Anti-Exploit module separate or part of existing shield (File System Shield) ?

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 09:37:49 PM »
I did notice that a lot of sites had logged me out after the update today.
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Both are running latest Avast Free 18.2.2328 Build 18.2.2827.304

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 11:42:05 PM »
Ok I don't mind being protected on line and all. While I have SecureLine VPN ... after this new update I'd like to know a little more about this Avast AntiTrack Premium add-on now available. Is not VPN enough?

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 12:16:36 AM »
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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 12:36:44 AM »
https://www.avast.com/en-au/antitrack
Thanks but no thanks. Would prefer to go through Avast on my computer. This one is in A$. Nice try.  Whether I have Avast Secureline VPN going or not I get this frozen white screen when I apply through the Avast program at the PayPal stage. Hold on. I will try to connect through credit card. Let's see.

« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 12:42:36 AM by Parissh »

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 12:40:47 AM »
Updated the Win7 x64 rig via the inbuilt updater a few hours ago. It required 2 reboots before the GUI would load properly (first time I got the "this is embarrassing" message) but it's loading fine now. The behaviour shield also required turning on manually after the first reboot, but it turned on automatically on the second.


A couple of things I have noted since updating:

1. When you run a scan and check the scan history it now says the run time is "a few seconds", when in actual fact the scan I just ran took an hour. So I checked the history of old scans run well before the update today and it appears to have changed them all to only " a few seconds" in the run time field too. A full scan on  this tired old rig takes a good few hours. The amount of data tested appears accurate, it's just the run time that's off.

2. Someone in a comment on the main part of this form mentioned their avast tray icon wasn't animating on this updated version. Mine is animating when it is scanning - I'm pretty sure it was broken on the previous version(s) but is working again now.

3. I created a custom scan in the last version after avast! removed the quick scan. I used pretty much the same settings as the old quick scan (taken off a computer I hadn't updated at the time), only I adjusted the sensitivity from low to normal, and I added modules loaded in memory to "scan areas". After this update today I notice avast! has altered my custom scan. Before the update my custom scan was named "My Quick Scan" with no description in the comment field. The name has been changed to "Quick Scan" and a description has been added in the comment field of the settings saying "Performs a scan of the areas on your computer most susceptible to malware infection". I did not add a comment when I created the scan! It also reconfigured the scan back to low sensitivity, and removed the modules loaded from memory option in the "scan areas". I have since adjusted it back to how I had it before the update. It's good if avast! have bought the quick scan back (?), but I think it should have been added as a standalone scan like the full scan, targeted scan, & boot time scans are; rather than altering someone's custom scan.



EDIT - Have now updated Win10 x64 machine via the internal updater - went completely smoothly. No need for second reboot.

1. Same issue on this computer with the run time for scans in the scan history showing "a few seconds", including scans before the update which took about 30mins from memory.

2. Avast tray icon has been fixed and appears to be animating again on this machine too. :)

3. The update has removed the custom scan I created called "My Quick Scan" on this machine too, and replaced it with a "Quick Scan" using avasts default quick scan settings. I have kept this and created my own version of a Quick Scan with slightly tweaked settings. I'm annoyed that avast removed a custom scan but glad to see they've re-thought removing the quick scan. It's a good alternative to the full scan (which I run only once a month or so) and the smart scan, whgich I personally never run because I don't think it's adequate for anything.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 01:47:41 AM by catinahat »

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 12:41:32 AM »
I'm not paying an extra $50.00 for that. I pay enough for Avast! Premier on 3 PC's and Avast! SecureLine VPN, and Avast! Mobile Security. I will do without the new addition.
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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 01:02:54 AM »
I'm not paying an extra $50.00 for that. I pay enough for Avast! Premier on 3 PC's and Avast! SecureLine VPN, and Avast! Mobile Security. I will do without the new addition.
I agree to a point. New hacks available in your area any time now. While Avast and other antivirus programs have secured the portal issue, now hackers are available in your area through  your browser. And then again, these antivirus programs are on the alert for browser attacks. It was just a matter of time. Where there is a will there is a way. Now since most new educated youths these days are educated in computers, one sector goes one way towards benefiting from on-line activity, and there are those that go the other way towards benefiting getting your information to their advantage. The more educated we are as a society pertaining the on-line world, the more vulnerable we may become. I am a TRUSTING customer of AVAST ANTI-VIRUS that they have our best interests in mind. I totally rely on them (well not totally) but you get my drift. But of course I draw the line and have some common sense when enough is enough.

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 01:07:58 AM »
https://www.avast.com/en-au/antitrack
Thanks but no thanks. Would prefer to go through Avast on my computer. This one is in A$. Nice try.  Whether I have Avast Secureline VPN going or not I get this frozen white screen when I apply through the Avast program at the PayPal stage. Hold on. I will try to connect through credit card. Let's see.
Ha Ha the credit card approach worked. Perhaps PayPal is down right now or Avast isn't aligning with PayPal anymore?. Kept hanging up. Anyways. I'll try the product out since Avast isn't God and I'm not Judas Priest or people in the spot light. Perhaps Avast should approach those.  I'll be back with new updates in the future and just my opinion.

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Re: NEW Version: 18.1.2326
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 01:53:38 AM »
Is Anti-Exploit module separate or part of existing shield (File System Shield) ?

Open Avast - Click Setting - Troubleshooting - Enable anti-exploit module