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Offline lukas.hasik

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BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« on: September 29, 2020, 11:31:04 AM »
There is new version 14.6 of Avast Security for Mac available for Beta users. You can install it from links bellow.
 
What's new?
  • Added support for BigSur, macosx 11 - real time protection kernel extensions rewritten to system extension
  • New setup wizard - to help users to setup their macosx to get the most protection working. Necessary because the system UX flows sucks. I cannot belive that flows like "Allow kernel/system extensions" or "Full System Access" were designed by Apple...
  • Uninstallation survey - let us know why you are uninstalling
  • Smart Scan extended with performance functionality

While the list may seems short we really had to rewrite the whole approach to real time protection aka shields. If you face any issues with browsing internet, playing videos or anytime when you have a feeling that something is wrong please let us know.

Download it from direct link - http://mac-av.u.avcdn.net/mac-av/10_10/beta/AAFM/avast_security_online.dmg
Technical change log - http://mac-av.u.avcdn.net/mac-av/10_10/beta/AAFM/changelog.html
« Last Edit: December 14, 2020, 02:35:01 PM by lukas.hasik »
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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 11:09:51 PM »
Cannot login to my account or activate with this version, otherwise seems to have shields up.

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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 11:12:26 PM »
Also, running Smart Scan causes app to crash.

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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 10:58:42 AM »
Cannot login to my account or activate with this version, otherwise seems to have shields up.
Any error message? Afair, there were no changes in this area of functionality...
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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 02:11:20 PM »
Hi, When I had avast after I updated to bigsur, it didn't work, so I deleted it.
But now when I try to install avast, it says that I already have Avast Installed (But I don').
I'll add screenshots...

Thanks in advance, Tomer.

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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 02:46:17 PM »
Hi, When I had avast after I updated to bigsur, it didn't work, so I deleted it.
But now when I try to install avast, it says that I already have Avast Installed (But I don').
I'll add screenshots...

Thanks in advance, Tomer.
there must be some remnants of Avast. Please follow Jakub's recommendations at https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221972.msg1480656#msg1480656
Let us know if it helps.
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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 03:04:29 PM »
FYI - 14.6 is available as regular version now https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210570.0
Please note that it's not available at Avast's website yet (next week).
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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 03:12:56 PM »
Nice, thanks Lukas. :)
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.2.2451.Beta#2 [UI.599] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.8 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.8
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 88.2 - Cleanup P 21.1 - SecureLine 5.9 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.77
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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 03:17:48 PM »
Hi, When I had avast after I updated to bigsur, it didn't work, so I deleted it.
But now when I try to install avast, it says that I already have Avast Installed (But I don').
I'll add screenshots...

Thanks in advance, Tomer.
there must be some remnants of Avast. Please follow Jakub's recommendations at https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221972.msg1480656#msg1480656
Let us know if it helps.

Hi, Thanks! It worked!

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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2020, 05:45:04 PM »
So I just installed this today and it crashes my macbook completely:
- everything becomes unresponsive
- the macbook turns itself off instantly
- after boot i first get a message that the computer shut itself down because of an error (apple logo) before it proceeds to boot
- after boot the same as above repeats
- removing avast fixed the issue, i suspect its the kext files

Good to know, i also have a couple of other kexts installed; one is from Tripmode, and another one is from VirtualBox

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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 01:47:46 PM »
Hi happygerbster,
my bet is that there is some incompatibility between Tripmode and our web shield. I doubt that there is any issue with VirtualBox as we are using it as well ;)
Would you mind to help to prove it? However it would require you to install Avast again after you uninstall Tripmode. If everything works fine than there is probably some hiccup between these two products :(
One more question - did the issue appeared on BigSur or older macosx?

Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
Lukas


So I just installed this today and it crashes my macbook completely:
- everything becomes unresponsive
- the macbook turns itself off instantly
- after boot i first get a message that the computer shut itself down because of an error (apple logo) before it proceeds to boot
- after boot the same as above repeats
- removing avast fixed the issue, i suspect its the kext files

Good to know, i also have a couple of other kexts installed; one is from Tripmode, and another one is from VirtualBox
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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2020, 01:11:24 PM »
Hi !

Avast 14.6 (9745695992b3) Free version doesn't run correctly on my Macbook (Mojave).
All previous versions I used were fine.

I have a warning for all core shields (File/Web/Email) stating :
We're sorry. There is some
problem on our side. We'll fix it
as soon as possible.


After a few days, this is still not fixed...
Can someone give me an update or explain if I need to do something?
I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling, to no avail.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2020, 01:20:01 PM by colin.bray »

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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2020, 02:10:24 PM »
Hi !

Avast 14.6 (9745695992b3) Free version doesn't run correctly on my Macbook (Mojave).
All previous versions I used were fine.

I have a warning for all core shields (File/Web/Email) stating :
We're sorry. There is some
problem on our side. We'll fix it
as soon as possible.


After a few days, this is still not fixed...
Can someone give me an update or explain if I need to do something?
I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling, to no avail.

Thanks.

It's not 14.6.  It's every version of Avast and every version of AVG.  Avast's service has been down for a week and they've done nothing to fix it.

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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2020, 02:21:29 PM »
Thanks, that's good to know.

I wasted quite some time trying different things to fix the problem.  >:(

It reminds me of Garmin during the summer, when things weren't working correctly on their servers.
They kept quiet and then stalled : Later we heard that Garmin had been hacked and was the victim of a ransom demand. But, then probably Garmin wasn't using Avast  :D

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Re: BETA version 14.6 with support for BigSur
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2020, 04:15:54 PM »
It's not 14.6.  It's every version of Avast and every version of AVG.  Avast's service has been down for a week and they've done nothing to fix it.
Where did you see this information - have they a message ?
I ask because on my old Mac with OSX 10.9.5, Avast still appears to start Core Shields.
Thanks.