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Release history with notes (2020)
« on: February 25, 2020, 01:38:27 PM »
20.6.2420
2020-7-30

Official notes:
  • Payment notification - If for any reason your payment fails during an automatic subscription renewal, we’ll now let you know on the main dashboard
  • Simplified privacy settings - We've updated our privacy settings to make it easier to manage your privacy
  • Other fixes and improvements - Just the usual bug cleanups and performance tweaks to keep things running smoothly

What was fixed:
  • Malfunctioned Chrome distribution upon install
  • Nasty Passive mode error (frozen UI, disabled service)
  • Some more rare Rescue Disk creation failures
  • IDP incorrectly stating that detection can/can't be removed
  • Handle leak
  • Heap corruption fix
  • UI issues when Remote Access Shield or Real Site were disabled as custom install components
  • Tray icon misbehavior when enabling/disabling components
  • Disabling confusing Firewall toaster on Unidentified network

20.5.2415
2020-7-2

Official notes:
  • Introducing Remote Access Shield - Enjoy even stronger protection against hackers. This new feature lets you choose who can remotely access your computer and lets you block the rest. (Premium Security users only)
  • Ransomware Shield is now free - We’re now offering this feature to Avast Free Antivirus users to maximize their ransomware protection
  • Easier USB drive protection - We’ll now ask you to scan USB drives when you plug them into your computer. (You can also turn this off in your notification settings)
  • Improved taskbar icon - There’s no need to keep your antivirus open during scans. You can now see your scan progress from the Avast taskbar icon
  • Better botnet protection - Web Shield is even better about stopping malware from connecting to malicious servers

Things to note: 
  • We are no longer releasing new versions of Internet Security and Pro. Every Pro/IS user updated to 20.5 version will end up on Premium Security to enjoy the full feature-set of paid version.
  • Teaser for our dedicated forum users: We've added support for scanning Google QUIC protocol in Webshield, though it's enabled only for some users at the moment. We plan to full scale it in the upcoming version.

...and from about 110 other smaller or larger tasks, we pick here the fixes of:
  • corner cases when Firewall was consuming too much CPU in correlation with VPS requests
  • Cleanup install detection upon switching to x64 version (Congrats to Cleanup team and sorry when the app was being offered to you even if you had it already)
  • bugs in protecting passwords stored in Firefox and Chrome that were installed after Avast AV
  • some RescueDisk failures when being created on USB
  • UI glitches for enabling/disabling shield in Protection section

20.4.2410
2020-6-3

  • Safer web browsing - Web Shield can now block malicious sites based on their site certificates
  • Improved support - Our support team can now help you send them logs to diagnose problems.

Some other fixes:
  • We've fixed several reported vulnerabilities (e.g. CVE-2020-13657)
  • Avast Firewall is now compatible with Microsoft Wireless Display adapter
  • Sleep mode works with the latest Windows Spring 2020 Update
  • Behavioral shield improvements
  • Better internal tracking of license activation errors in order to improve the activation process
  • Switching Free to Paid (and back) is now smoother
  • URL exclusions security improvements
  • ...and dozens of the usual minor crashes and internal stability improvements



20.3.2405
2020-5-4

  • New alerts - Get alerted when new devices join your network (Useful for catching both hackers and freeloading neighbors)
  • More privacy - You now have the option to be protected from shady websites even in browsers that use the DoH protocol to encrypt the Domain Name System (DNS). Premium Security users can turn this on in their Real Site settings
  • Improved Wi-Fi Inspector - We've updated your Wi-Fi Inspector so that it's a lot more stable

20.2.2401
2020-4-1

  • Password Protection - This new feature automagically secures passwords saved in your browsers. Find it in your Privacy menu (Premium Security only)
  • New statistics - Check out your security stats by clicking My statistics in the top-right menu
  • Improved Firewall - We’ve added more fire to the wall for better stability (Premium Security only)
  • Bug fixes - We've stomped a few pesky bugs to keep things running smoothly
  • Coronavirus scam protection - Avast continues to protect you against phishing scams, including ever-increasing COVID-19 scams and malware

20.1.2397
2020-2-25

  • Browser extensions - Improve your browsing with our latest extensions (just open Menu > Browser extensions)
  • Fewer popups - If you already have Avast Cleanup Premium, you’ll no longer see offers for it (sorry about that!)
  • Improved statuses - The status messages you see on the main screen are now easier to understand
  • Fixed Rescue Disk - You can now use Rescue Disk again to restore your PC from advanced attacks
  • Other bug fixes - We’ve stomped dozens of other bugs to keep everything running smoothly
  • Fixed problem with logs not correctly rotating (logs had hundreds of MB in some cases)
  • Fixed issues in Smart scan that performance scan does not find any problems
  • Fixed issue with stuck Smart scan
« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 11:42:35 AM by LudekS »