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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2020, 10:13:01 AM »
Something extra for out beta users:
  • In the latest 20.7 BETA version, you can now try GUI in the updated design (based on our Avast Omni edition). Just go to Settings -> General -> Troubleshooting -> Theme. Please note that some UI parts are still in the original design and that there are improvements yet to be made in navigation. Though we would like to hear your opinion in this early stage.
Hi, TBH, I never was (and probably never will be) a fan of the Omni design/style. Just for the record. ;)
Nevertheless, I think it's good to give users a choice (like the skins we had in the good old days of v4.x).
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2020, 11:55:31 AM »
Something extra for out beta users:
  • In the latest 20.7 BETA version, you can now try GUI in the updated design (based on our Avast Omni edition). Just go to Settings -> General -> Troubleshooting -> Theme. Please note that some UI parts are still in the original design and that there are improvements yet to be made in navigation. Though we would like to hear your opinion in this early stage.

Hi, TBH, I never was (and probably never will be) a fan of the Omni design/style. Just for the record. ;)

Nevertheless, I think it's good to give users a choice (like the skins we had in the good old days of v4.x).

The whole UI needs a complete rework, with a view to usability, in its current form it isn't intuitive and putting lipstick on a pig (as they say) is still a pig.  The size of this UI is still massive (with acres of empty space) and make no concession to a users screen resolution and allow it to be resized and or repositioned and stay where it was when reopened.

The whole geek:area is a completely undocumented hidden area, what are Avast afraid of, give a warning that changing settings can impact security, etc.  Even you get into the hidden area, it a single level and scrolling like there is no end to find settings, very poor.

Like Asyn, I loved the old style 4.x skins UI, Zero chance of that happening but allow the user to resize and reposition to suit their systems and use.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2020, 01:20:20 PM »
Something extra for out beta users:
  • In the latest 20.7 BETA version, you can now try GUI in the updated design (based on our Avast Omni edition). Just go to Settings -> General -> Troubleshooting -> Theme. Please note that some UI parts are still in the original design and that there are improvements yet to be made in navigation. Though we would like to hear your opinion in this early stage.

Hi, TBH, I never was (and probably never will be) a fan of the Omni design/style. Just for the record. ;)

Nevertheless, I think it's good to give users a choice (like the skins we had in the good old days of v4.x).

The whole UI needs a complete rework, with a view to usability, in its current form it isn't intuitive and putting lipstick on a pig (as they say) is still a pig.  The size of this UI is still massive (with acres of empty space) and make no concession to a users screen resolution and allow it to be resized and or repositioned and stay where it was when reopened.

The whole geek:area is a completely undocumented hidden area, what are Avast afraid of, give a warning that changing settings can impact security, etc.  Even you get into the hidden area, it a single level and scrolling like there is no end to find settings, very poor.

Like Asyn, I loved the old style 4.x skins UI, Zero chance of that happening but allow the user to resize and reposition to suit their systems and use.

I agree with all of those comments.

Avast need to invest in human factors to focus on usability intuitiveness of the UI. Not paint over rust. The software quality mantra "get it right first time than struggle to fix it in service" is always in my thoughts. That means at the design stage, prior to any coding and testing.

Users here on the forum were at one time asked to nominate "old settings" for consideration to be kept alive. It is sad that we continue to see posts begging for a setting that is no longer present or supported, even in the ill conceived "geek-area".



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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2020, 02:43:03 PM »
Avast has historically itchy fingers when it come to the UI.  Change for change's sake seems to be the mantra.  The difficulties of non-technical Avast users are aggravated by the movable feast which is its UI design.  At the moment, we Avast users are in a good place and things seem reasonably stable but another UI tremor is probably only round the corner.

I am pleased with the considerably reduced nagging messages about the adverse effects on security and privacy by the lack of premium features.

I have used Avast for more than 15 years and would not use any other anti-malware software (I have occasionally strayed from the Avast path but have always returned after a brief interlude). However, I would always augment Avast with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and NoVirusThanks OSArmor.  This combination is very trouble free.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2020, 05:42:45 PM »
I am also one of the people affected by the high CPU or memory issue. I had to roll back my system since it was running out of memory.

Any idea when this issue is going to be resolved Avast?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2020, 03:17:50 PM »
For now, no issues on this new version. Keep it up.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2020, 11:49:46 PM »
What's new between version 20.7.5568.591 and version 20.7.5568.595?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2020, 05:45:07 AM »
Now I have 4 AvastUI.exe processes (5 when GUI is opened) and memory usage is insane.
Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Edit :

OK, memory usage is fine now, but I still have 4 AvastUI.exe processes running.

After the update I had very big memory usage all the time (25%) which was causing high temperature and I couldn't use the computer at all (running win 7, Ultimate 64 bit). The best solution so far was to uninstall the new version and install an old one 20.2.2401 (build 20.2.5130.0). Now everything is back to normal.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2020, 05:47:05 AM »
Had to do restore system on windows 7. Processor was constantly at 13% and I kept having memory leaks. It was impossible to do anything.  :(

Same here, CPU was constantly on 25%. I uninstalled it and installed old version.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2020, 05:49:29 AM »
After upgrading avast antivirus version 20.7.2425 (сборка 20.7.5568.590) RAM usage 12 GB from 16GB RAM. My system - Windows 7 Ultimate service pack 1.
Before last update this problem was not.
How the fix this problem ???

Uninstall it and install older version. It worked for me.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2020, 05:51:55 AM »
hello, not sure what is happening with my avast but after the update, the Avast Service is continually running taking 30% of CPU nonstop. 3 reboots have solved nothing, neither has a full shutdown. why is this happening?? How do I fix this?

I had 25% CPU and increase of temperature and it was not possible to use the computer anymore. Uninstalling and installing older version fixed it.
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Re: NUOVA versione Avast 20.7 (agosto/settembre 2020)
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2020, 05:57:43 AM »
I congratulate all those who work to develop antivirus software that is beginning to be the negation of a simple antivirus.
We move from the hidden and no longer accessible settings, to the geek: area (even for an operation such as deleting the scan history which should be easily accessible right in the Settings interface) and now to the transfer of almost all the Settings in the System Registry Windows https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=237546.0 and this to the delight of average users who have already lined up to attend the Faculty of Computer Science and then use this antivirus correctly and do no damage to the Windows Registry.
We are not talking about the numerous flaws that are found with each subsequent update.
Despite being in possession of a Premium license and still having about 7 months available before the next possible renewal, I decided to uninstall the software some time ago.
I will eventually return to install it only if they will make available to users a light version (so perhaps never), which does its job with dignity, without the "complications" and "trappings" added from time to time and which gives us back software such as the one I used for many years (and this despite having good technological and IT knowledge).

BRAVO! I support your attitude!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2020, 05:59:26 AM »
Something extra for out beta users:
  • In the latest 20.7 BETA version, you can now try GUI in the updated design (based on our Avast Omni edition). Just go to Settings -> General -> Troubleshooting -> Theme. Please note that some UI parts are still in the original design and that there are improvements yet to be made in navigation. Though we would like to hear your opinion in this early stage.

Hi, TBH, I never was (and probably never will be) a fan of the Omni design/style. Just for the record. ;)

Nevertheless, I think it's good to give users a choice (like the skins we had in the good old days of v4.x).

The whole UI needs a complete rework, with a view to usability, in its current form it isn't intuitive and putting lipstick on a pig (as they say) is still a pig.  The size of this UI is still massive (with acres of empty space) and make no concession to a users screen resolution and allow it to be resized and or repositioned and stay where it was when reopened.

The whole geek:area is a completely undocumented hidden area, what are Avast afraid of, give a warning that changing settings can impact security, etc.  Even you get into the hidden area, it a single level and scrolling like there is no end to find settings, very poor.

Like Asyn, I loved the old style 4.x skins UI, Zero chance of that happening but allow the user to resize and reposition to suit their systems and use.

I agree with all of those comments.

Avast need to invest in human factors to focus on usability intuitiveness of the UI. Not paint over rust. The software quality mantra "get it right first time than struggle to fix it in service" is always in my thoughts. That means at the design stage, prior to any coding and testing.

Users here on the forum were at one time asked to nominate "old settings" for consideration to be kept alive. It is sad that we continue to see posts begging for a setting that is no longer present or supported, even in the ill conceived "geek-area".

I agree with all the comments as well.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2020, 05:56:36 PM »
So has a new version of Avast Free been released to fix this CPU problem yet?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2020, 06:53:40 PM »
Are the annoying pop-ups still appearing at the bottom right of the PC screen?
Thank you and good day!
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