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Release history with notes (2019)
« on: July 10, 2019, 11:58:46 PM »

  • Hello, menu, my new friend - Check out all the useful shortcuts we’ve added to our top-right menu
  • Goodbye, double-click - You no longer have to click twice on our popups to open or close them
  • Smarter Smart Scan - Virus scan now deals with threats automatically, so you don’t have to sit through our scans
  • “Reboot” got the boot - A redundant reboot message was fixed. A redundant reboot message was fixed
  • Firewall fix - Changing your Firewall settings will now (gasp!) actually change your Firewall settings
  • Passive Mode fix - Turning on or off Passive Mode no longer shows an infinitely spinning circle (your cat may miss this one, but you won’t)
  • We fixed crashes of UI after online installation
  • We are using a new CEF version now to render the UI (3.3626.1895)
  • Fixed crash related to running Sandbox (if double-clicked) and also fixed displaying of detection dialogs in Sandbox


  • We’ve just made your choice easy by merging all our paid antivirus apps into a single, all-powerful Avast Premium Security (existing in Single- and Multi-Device variants)
  • We can now automatically shut down your PC after a Full, Targeted, or Custom scan
  • Quick Scans can now be added to your custom scans and scheduled for any time you’d like
  • Added an option to Enable/Disable QUIC scanning in Settings
  • Separating consents for Google Analytics and Jumpshot tracking in Settings
  • Fixed issue in explorer scan where toaster was displayed just on the first occasion
  • Fixed memory leak in aswStm.sys driver
  • Fixed not working mail messages in Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Fix of occasional blocking of MS Windows 10 update by self-defense
  • Fix of problems with nested virtualization (VBox/VMware)Affected Products and Release Date


  • A smarter Smart Scan - We've redesigned our Smart Scan to be better than ever, and you can now even schedule it
  • Improved performance - We've reduced the amount of disk and CPU usage our antivirus needs
  • Improved stability - We've unified some headers across the app for greater stability
  • A cleaner goodbye - If you ever uninstall us (gasp!), we now do a better job of removing all our files
  • Bug stomping - Sensitive Data Shield scans no longer finish prematurely, and Mail Shield no longer blocks connections if it can't connect to an IPv6 address
  • Game on! - We're now more compatible with games that use anti-cheating measures (e.g., League of Legends)


  • Optimized statuses - Your shield statuses are now synchronized across the app
  • Fewer nags - Do Not Disturb Mode no longer detects every Opera update as a new app
  • License fixes - We’ve fixed an issue with the duration of our free antivirus licenses
  • Better integration - Your antivirus works even better with other, standalone Avast apps


What's NEW:
- File Shield is now running sanboxed for higher security (aswEngSrv.exe process)
- We're migrating all our SafeZone users to the new Avast Secure Browser

What we FIXED:
- AvLaunch won't show up twice in the Startup menu anymore
- HTTPS scanning now works with the latest versions of Firefox
- We'll now link you to a specific help article when Wi-Fi Inspector finds a vulnerability


What's NEW:
- We’ve set our VPN free - SecureLine VPN is no longer attached to your antivirus. It’s now a separate product
- A safer UEFI - Anti-rootkit scan now protects your UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface)

What we FIXED:
- When installing Avast Ultimate, all products in the bundle will be installed in one go
- Fixed our boot-time scan
- Made sure our UI loads correctly ("white UI" problem)
- Fixed a bug for our users in Russia where Passive Mode sometimes turned on for no reason


What's NEW:
- Custom love - We’ve updated the look of our Custom Scans screen
- Geek-ster egg - We’ve hidden some new advanced settings for our geek fans — just search for ‘geek:area’ in your settings

What we FIXED:
- Improved the syncing speed of our tray icon
- Made our Outlook plugin work again on x64 systems running x86 Outlook
- Thawed out an annoying UI freeze some of you were experiencing


What's NEW:
- Simplicity! We’ve simplified our settings screens and even added direct links from our feature screens to their settings
- Search! We’ve added a search bar to our settings to make it easier to find what you need
- Speed! Users of 64-bit Windows should now see faster PC startup and scan times
- Automagic! After purchasing another Avast product from within your antivirus, the new product will now be installed and activated automatically — no activation code needed
- Security! Our Firewall’s network detection is now better than ever

What we FIXED:
- Firewall now runs properly (without a PC restart) for those who’ve upgraded from Avast Free Antivirus
- Boot-time scan results can now be found in your scan history
- Fixed improper arrangement in our Web Shield detection (threat type and URL were switched)
- Your settings can now be backed up and restored again
« Last Edit: September 19, 2019, 03:02:54 PM by benko »