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Offline drake145

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Macos 10.15.4 Future Incompatibility Warning
« on: March 24, 2020, 11:43:44 PM »
Hi,

Today I updated to macOS 10.15.4 and a warning came up about some component of Avast would not be compatible with future versions of macOS and to contact the developer. I unfortunately didn't take a screenshot of it, but I am sure others will probably see it once they update.

I guess the Avast team would be aware of this.


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Re: Macos 10.15.4 Future Incompatibility Warning
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 09:32:07 AM »
Hi,

Today I updated to macOS 10.15.4 and a warning came up about some component of Avast would not be compatible with future versions of macOS and to contact the developer. I unfortunately didn't take a screenshot of it, but I am sure others will probably see it once they update.

I guess the Avast team would be aware of this.

Thank you! We will investigate.
We are aware of the future changes that Apple is planning however it's quite hard to keep up with the minimum information and support they provide. I only assume that this is connected to kernel extensions that are going to be deprecated in some future versions of macOSX. We are doing our best to be compatible once it happens.

Quality is also a feature.

Offline drake145

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Re: Macos 10.15.4 Future Incompatibility Warning
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 06:26:05 PM »
It does appear to be about kernel extensions per this article released today:

https://www.imore.com/new-macos-10154-warnings-are-shot-across-bow-kernel-extensions

Also, directly from apple:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210999

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Re: Macos 10.15.4 Future Incompatibility Warning
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 01:21:01 PM »
Hello,

we are aware about the fact that Kernel Extensions are deprecated as of MacOS 10.15 Catalina. We are already working on switching to the new Endpoint Security and Network Extension frameworks meant to replace them, however the work is not yet finished. We are working hard to finalise the work and roll to the new code out as soon as possible, but it is not a simple task, so it won't be out in Avast 14.4 for sure.

Unfortunately in the foreseeable future it will be necessary to live with the popups, which AFAIK are supposed to only pop once after each restart.

Kind regards,
Ondrej Kolacek

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Re: Macos 10.15.4 Future Incompatibility Warning
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 02:27:48 PM »
Quality is also a feature.