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Offline MartinZ

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Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« on: February 25, 2020, 12:45:57 PM »
Hi, so finally new Avast version 20.1 is here
(20.1.2397)

These are the official program release notes:
  • 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
 

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):

Offline installers:

We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team
« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 05:47:34 PM by LudekS »

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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 01:09:46 PM »
Finally. Thanks for the new release :)
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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 01:15:22 PM »
Finally. Thanks for the new release :)
+1 :D 8)
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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 01:48:04 PM »
Hi! Where is "old setting" link now?

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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 01:58:07 PM »
Hi! Where is "old setting" link now?
It has been removed.
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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 04:21:43 PM »
I'm experiencing problems after update the Avast Premium Security. After the reboot there is a red circle with a cross over and everytime i tried to open the avast i'm not able. As it open and imediatelly closed the window. I've already recboot the computer 3 times and without solution and having Avast working proprely.
Does anybody have a clue what is happening.

Problem solved by uninstalling the automatically update and making a clean instalattion. But after that there were some issues in loading my version of the software. But after 1 hour and half i've been able to have the Avast Premium Security working properly.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 06:08:35 PM by CPoiares »

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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 04:22:15 PM »
How do you switch Firewall Logging on now that the "Old Settings" link from the Troubleshooting page have been removed?  That was the only way it could be done ever since the new user interface was released. The firewall logging functionality is still there - if I install 19.8.4793, enable logging of blocked packets using the Old Settings interface, and then upgrade to 20.1.5069 the Firewall Logs link on the Firewall page shows that logging is active. If I clean-install 20.1.5069 the Firewall Logs link shows empty and there seems no way to enable logging.

I can understand why you would want to retire the old interface but why can you not add the functionality to the new one?  Firewall logging is an essential element of good security.

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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 04:55:46 PM »
Whilst I have yet to allow Avast to update, I was just wondering about the comment "Fewer popups" whilst this is somewhat out of context, but what about the frequency and spammie/misleading ads in Avast Free.

I tire of getting ads which are basically Avast Looking over my shoulder to try and sell me something.  For me these kind of sales tactics have a negative effect as I would never buy anything (not just Avast) represented in this way.  It would be tantamount to responding to a spam email and making a purchase.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 04:59:17 PM by DavidR »
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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 05:12:35 PM »
I'm puzzled: my Windows 10 system running Avast free seems to have updated to 20.1 despite my setting the update option in 19.8 as "Ask when an update is available". Even stranger, I didn't notice it doing the update; I think it must have been picked up when I rebooted for other reasons. Well, I was going to update anyhow.....

Later: Oh dear. Less happy now. Avast tried to update itself on a laptop as well but failed - maybe the laptop was turned off at the wrong moment - and I had to completely uninstall (using Avast Clear) and reinstall. Same "Ask when an update is available" setting as above on the 19.8 version on the laptop.

The point is that if Avast does its own thing in its own time users are not aware and problems like this happen.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 07:19:09 PM by Michael529 »

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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2020, 05:50:37 PM »
I'm experiencing problems after update the Avast Premium Security. After the reboot there is a red circle with a cross over and everytime i tried to open the avast i'm not able. As it open and imediatelly closed the window. I've already recboot the computer 3 times and without solution and having Avast working proprely.
Does anybody have a clue what is happening.
Same here with W10 (no with 2 other W7)
Also, when I clicked on avast and the window closed immediately, my computer restarted. >:(
I was finally able to solve the problem (it seems to me) by manually starting the "Avast" service in the windows services (it wasn't started) .

@lcc & Tsathoggua
I'm not happy that I don't have the "old settings" either.
There was the notion of friends in the firewall, update settings , software updater reset,...., that we don't even find in the "GEEK:AREA" menu.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 05:59:41 PM by chris.. »

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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2020, 06:00:52 PM »
I'm puzzled: my Windows 10 system running Avast free seems to have updated to 20.1 despite my setting the update option in 19.8 as "Ask when an update is available". Even stranger, I didn't notice it doing the update; I think it must have been picked up when I rebooted for other reasons. Well, I was going to update anyhow.....
Another user reported the same thing. It looks like in some cases update settings are not honored.
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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 06:08:33 PM »
@lcc & Tsathoggua
I'm not happy that I don't have the "old settings" either.
There was the notion of friends in the firewall, update settings , software updater reset,...., that we don't even find in the "GEEK:AREA" menu.
Just for note, database reset for software updater is available in the geek:area. Some other settings (ex. log all blocked packets) are also available there.
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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2020, 07:25:42 PM »
I'm puzzled: my Windows 10 system running Avast free seems to have updated to 20.1 despite my setting the update option in 19.8 as "Ask when an update is available". Even stranger, I didn't notice it doing the update; I think it must have been picked up when I rebooted for other reasons. Well, I was going to update anyhow.....
Another user reported the same thing. It looks like in some cases update settings are not honored.

No Auto Update here, but I have Program Updates set to Manual.  Plus I didn't even let it update to 19.9, so that is what it is currently complaining about, not 20.1.

Yet another looking over my shoulder spammie ad in the UI.
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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2020, 10:41:05 PM »
my program auto updated and now the firewall isn't working, it says its on but windows 10 says its using its own firewall
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Re: NEW Version: 20.1 (February 2020)
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2020, 11:42:21 PM »
Updated with offline installer and everything went fine except this :

  https://imgur.com/a/mOpGQJO

For some reason installer from Downloads folder was copied to Desktop and it has lock icon on it.