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Offline MartinZ

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NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:28:48 PM »
Good news everyone,
new stable version 18.8.2356 has just been released.
 

- fixed critical vulnerability
- last version for Windows XP/Vista


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!
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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 08:25:37 PM »
Hi,
when I disable all shields and I click on shields in tray icon, it still offer me disable each shied, but they are already disabled.

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 08:57:32 AM »
Despite always disabling automatic program upgrades (I usually prefer manual ones), my Avast Free Antivirus seems to have upgraded, yesterday, of his own will: today, at boot time (win 10 64), it prompted me announcing the (already) performed upgrade and asking me the usual installation-time questions.

I can not categorically swear, but I'm quite sure I did not enable automatic updates (I never do) and I'm quite sure, also, that Avast did not notify me (as usual) the availability of a new version.

Is there any reason for such an unusual behaviour?

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 09:20:47 AM »
Is there any reason for such an unusual behaviour?
Most probably because of: "- fixed critical vulnerability"
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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 09:36:18 AM »
Really nice to see the auto connect for the VPN

The GUI also seems a bit faster

Could you add a "kill-stiwch" feature  which is very common on a lot of other VPNs to prevent leaks in your secure connection

You have added an option to the "you are now connected to VPN" or whatever popup to not show again, please add this option to when you run a scan and minimize the program because its so, so annoying having it pop up every time

Whenever you run a scan can you allow the users to see the scanning process; like what file it is actually scanning, how many threats/viruses have been detected etc, which is every other anti virus / anti malwere program i have ever tried expect avast

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 01:47:15 PM »
Thanks for the new release :)
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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 02:19:00 PM »
now i cannot extract anything from winrar ....Avast seems to have blocked the app ..i tried clicking allow on the pop up that appears ehich says avast has blocked the app ...but it did not work
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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 02:55:15 PM »
now i cannot extract anything from winrar ....Avast seems to have blocked the app ..i tried clicking allow on the pop up that appears ehich says avast has blocked the app ...but it did not work
Post a screenshot.
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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 03:59:12 PM »
now i cannot extract anything from winrar ....Avast seems to have blocked the app ..i tried clicking allow on the pop up that appears ehich says avast has blocked the app ...but it did not work

I don't see why Avast would be interested in doing this unless there was an issue with it (suspect, etc.).  I don't use winrar, but use 7zip (or plain old .zip files) and avast isn't impacting that (or those).

As Asyn said a screenshot would be helpful.
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Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 18.8.2356/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ WinPatrol+/

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 05:25:39 PM »
Hello,

I have 5 Computers ,which i cant get my hands on yet, with the free Version. All Computers doesnt run under an Administrator Accout. Will Avast Auto Update this critical Patch even if not running under an Admin Account?

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 05:54:01 PM »
if they aren't on manual updates then yes, we deliver it there

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 06:18:19 PM »
ok thanks i have not changed the default settings when installing avast so it should be on auto, right?

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2018, 06:24:31 PM »
Most probably because of: "- fixed critical vulnerability"

Thanks for your answer.
I understand the reason.
Maybe in such situations it would be useful to show the user, when automatic upgrades are disabled, a warning message announcing the forced upgrade and the reason behind it.
Just to prevent the user from worrying about possible malfunctions or intrusions; the main goal of Avast, after all, is security, caution and prevention, isn't it?

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2018, 06:32:05 PM »
yes it is, and that's the reason why the automatic updates is the default option. so if user changed to manual updates, it should be fine just to remind there is a new version

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Re: NEW Version: 18.8.2356
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2018, 08:09:46 PM »
yes it is, and that's the reason why the automatic updates is the default option. so if user changed to manual updates, it should be fine just to remind there is a new version

Well, as far as I know one of the most important precautionary "rules", when talking software, is to avoid hasty upgrades to new versions, which notoriously can always bring some problems. Especially with programs that are crucial for the proper functioning of the system. Which does not mean, of course, "never upgrade" but just means... wait a little, learn what the upgrade provides, check if problems or regressions are reported and then upgrade. So the user who chooses manual updates, in my humble opinion, does not necessarily deserve to be considered a "bad" user or a user who needs some kind of "education".

I totally agree with your statement "it should be fine just to remind there is a new version".
In this case, however, Avast did not tell me "there is a new version" but it told me "there is a new version in your computer", already installed and running, whether you like it or not. Which is quite different.  :)