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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #135 on: September 29, 2019, 09:51:30 PM »
1. -- Does this mean existing Avast Premier who has upgraded to Avast Security Premium will get an additional upgrade from "Single-device" to "Multi-device"...?
2. -- Does this mean existing Avast IS who has upgraded to Avast Security Premium may (or may not) get an additional upgrade from "Single-device" to "Multi-device"...?
1. Yes. :)
2. See quote from Benko below.

The whole license migration matrix is a beast, but these examples should cover the majority of cases:
  • Avast Premier users (all seat variants) -> Avast Premium Security Multi-Device
  • Avast Internet Security 1 Seat -> Avast Premium Security
  • Avast Internet Security 3+ Seats ->  Avast Premium Security Multi-Device
  • Avast Pro 1 Seat -> Avast Premium Security
  • Avast Pro 3+ Seats ->  Avast Premium Security Multi-device

Hi,

Oh thanks for the help and explanations. I was asking Avast support since last week but there isn't any reply. It's zero reply! I really do not understand why they cannot reply...

I will share this information to those who are also asking about it.

Is there any news when we can get the "official" offline installer for Avast Premium Security?

Thanks all!

Cheers!
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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #136 on: September 30, 2019, 04:35:17 AM »

Hi,

Oh thanks for the help and explanations. I was asking Avast support since last week but there isn't any reply. It's zero reply! I really do not understand why they cannot reply...

I will share this information to those who are also asking about it.

Is there any news when we can get the "official" offline installer for Avast Premium Security?

Thanks all!

Cheers!

It is already available:
https://www.avast.com/en-ca/installation-files

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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #137 on: September 30, 2019, 07:47:17 AM »
Oh thanks for the help and explanations.
You're welcome.
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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #138 on: September 30, 2019, 05:18:34 PM »
Just got updated to 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541). Rebooted and all good.

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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #139 on: September 30, 2019, 07:55:19 PM »
Just got updated to 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541). Rebooted and all good.

An update came through here as well
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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #140 on: September 30, 2019, 08:21:00 PM »
Just got updated to 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541). Rebooted and all good.

An update came through here as well

Waiting to see what this fixes first ;)

EDIT:  Well did a program update check and reported up to date.  Did a restart and About Avast reported version as 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4739.541) UI-1.0.415.

Could this only be a UI update ?
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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #141 on: September 30, 2019, 08:32:20 PM »
Just got updated to 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541). Rebooted and all good.

An update came through here as well

Waiting to see what this fixes first ;)

EDIT:  Well did a program update check and reported up to date.  Did a restart and About Avast reported version as 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4739.541) UI-1.0.415.

Could this only be a UI update ?

Possible David, however not sure as we seem to be lacking Update Information when these kinds of updates occur.
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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #142 on: September 30, 2019, 09:50:53 PM »
I'm still waiting for http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe to be updated given all of the bugs reportedly discovered and fixed since 19.8's release.  I don't feel comfortable moving to 19.8 as originally released.

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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #143 on: October 01, 2019, 12:14:46 AM »
I'm still waiting for http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe to be updated given all of the bugs reportedly discovered and fixed since 19.8's release.  I don't feel comfortable moving to 19.8 as originally released.

That is meant to give the latest version, what version are you saying it is giving ?
In this particular case that should be (19.8.2393), subsequent updates beyond that have been as far as I'm aware being UI updates or minor bug fixes.  These are only seen in a small increment being made to the last 3 digits of the build number and the change in the UI build number.

If this is delivering version 19.8.2393, do a program update check (as I did in my Reply #140 above) and reboot.
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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #144 on: October 01, 2019, 01:29:21 AM »
I'm still waiting for http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe to be updated given all of the bugs reportedly discovered and fixed since 19.8's release.  I don't feel comfortable moving to 19.8 as originally released.

That is meant to give the latest version, what version are you saying it is giving ?
In this particular case that should be (19.8.2393), subsequent updates beyond that have been as far as I'm aware being UI updates or minor bug fixes.  These are only seen in a small increment being made to the last 3 digits of the build number and the change in the UI build number.

If this is delivering version 19.8.2393, do a program update check (as I did in my Reply #140 above) and reboot.

It claims to be 19.8.2393.0.  It compares exactly (COMP command) with the one I downloaded on 9/20.  I would install it with Internet access disabled; I don't think there is any way for Avast to make changes until after it starts running and Internet access is restored (and I really don't want Avast altering what was installed behind my back).

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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #145 on: October 01, 2019, 02:01:39 AM »
I'm still waiting for http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe to be updated given all of the bugs reportedly discovered and fixed since 19.8's release.  I don't feel comfortable moving to 19.8 as originally released.

That is meant to give the latest version, what version are you saying it is giving ?
In this particular case that should be (19.8.2393), subsequent updates beyond that have been as far as I'm aware being UI updates or minor bug fixes.  These are only seen in a small increment being made to the last 3 digits of the build number and the change in the UI build number.

If this is delivering version 19.8.2393, do a program update check (as I did in my Reply #140 above) and reboot.

It claims to be 19.8.2393.0.  It compares exactly (COMP command) with the one I downloaded on 9/20.  I would install it with Internet access disabled; I don't think there is any way for Avast to make changes until after it starts running and Internet access is restored (and I really don't want Avast altering what was installed behind my back).

Which is the same as the one given at the start of this topic https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=229461.0 and after a restart it would show a different build number in place of the .zero at the end.  During the installation there are checks to ensure if there are any emergency or micro updates, etc. etc. even though this is being called the off-line installer.

Essentially what you downloaded is the 'latest' program version, what has changed are the UI/Micro updates which change the last three numbers of the build and UI version.  It would also check for VPS updates that could include engine updates also.

EDIT: Added attached image.
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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #146 on: October 01, 2019, 05:35:33 AM »
I'm still waiting for http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe to be updated given all of the bugs reportedly discovered and fixed since 19.8's release.  I don't feel comfortable moving to 19.8 as originally released.

That is meant to give the latest version, what version are you saying it is giving ?
In this particular case that should be (19.8.2393), subsequent updates beyond that have been as far as I'm aware being UI updates or minor bug fixes.  These are only seen in a small increment being made to the last 3 digits of the build number and the change in the UI build number.

If this is delivering version 19.8.2393, do a program update check (as I did in my Reply #140 above) and reboot.

It claims to be 19.8.2393.0.  It compares exactly (COMP command) with the one I downloaded on 9/20.  I would install it with Internet access disabled; I don't think there is any way for Avast to make changes until after it starts running and Internet access is restored (and I really don't want Avast altering what was installed behind my back).

Which is the same as the one given at the start of this topic https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=229461.0 and after a restart it would show a different build number in place of the .zero at the end.  During the installation there are checks to ensure if there are any emergency or micro updates, etc. etc. even though this is being called the off-line installer.

Essentially what you downloaded is the 'latest' program version, what has changed are the UI/Micro updates which change the last three numbers of the build and UI version.  It would also check for VPS updates that could include engine updates also.

EDIT: Added attached image.

Since I install with Internet access disabled, including during the "post-install" restart, it should be clear there's no way for those checks to "see" information about "emergency" or "micro" updates, etc. etc.  Presumably, starting the UI to check About would only be able to show the .zero at the end.  Presumably that would also mean that the restart would happen with no "corrections" and be subject to all initial bugs that have later fixes.  I consider the process you describe as altering what was installed behind my back.

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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #147 on: October 01, 2019, 10:07:07 AM »
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Since I install with Internet access disabled, including during the "post-install" restart, it should be clear there's no way for those checks to "see" information about "emergency" or "micro" updates, etc. etc.  Presumably, starting the UI to check About would only be able to show the .zero at the end.  Presumably that would also mean that the restart would happen with no "corrections" and be subject to all initial bugs that have later fixes.  I consider the process you describe as altering what was installed behind my back.

This really isn't behind your back, it is what a resident on-access antivirus does.

You aren't starting the UI as such it should already be running after installation not when you open it as such.  It checks for VPS updates Which as I said included engine updates (the scanning engines/elements) and the emergency update check is a scheduled task.

Unless you completely unplug the internet cable or WiFi then a connection would be available.

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I don't feel comfortable moving to 19.8 as originally released.
If that is the case you shouldn't have updated in the first place and waited, there is nothing to stop you setting the Program Update function to Notify but not install or set to Manual (Ask when an update is available).

If you are still uncomfortable, then I believe your only way would be to start from an earlier version 19.7 if you saved a copy of the off-line installer or can find it at a download site.  When installed before restart set the program update to Manual.
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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #148 on: October 01, 2019, 10:28:27 AM »
Can anyone say whether the Rescue Disk creation facility in this verson is now fixed?

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Re: NEW Version: 19.8 (September 2019)
« Reply #149 on: October 01, 2019, 01:10:56 PM »
I'm still waiting for http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe to be updated given all of the bugs reportedly discovered and fixed since 19.8's release.  I don't feel comfortable moving to 19.8 as originally released.

That is meant to give the latest version, what version are you saying it is giving ?
In this particular case that should be (19.8.2393), subsequent updates beyond that have been as far as I'm aware being UI updates or minor bug fixes.  These are only seen in a small increment being made to the last 3 digits of the build number and the change in the UI build number.

If this is delivering version 19.8.2393, do a program update check (as I did in my Reply #140 above) and reboot.

It claims to be 19.8.2393.0.  It compares exactly (COMP command) with the one I downloaded on 9/20.  I would install it with Internet access disabled; I don't think there is any way for Avast to make changes until after it starts running and Internet access is restored (and I really don't want Avast altering what was installed behind my back).

Which is the same as the one given at the start of this topic https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=229461.0 and after a restart it would show a different build number in place of the .zero at the end.  During the installation there are checks to ensure if there are any emergency or micro updates, etc. etc. even though this is being called the off-line installer.

Essentially what you downloaded is the 'latest' program version, what has changed are the UI/Micro updates which change the last three numbers of the build and UI version.  It would also check for VPS updates that could include engine updates also.

EDIT: Added attached image.

I did the Update ans made about two restart`s but the UI version did not change
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