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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2020, 03:59:07 PM »
Hi, I just got updated to 2430, while the release version from yesterday is marked as 2429.
So, is this a beta or a stable build update..!? Any changelog..?? Please enlighten me/us. Cheers
This will be a small service pack to 20.8 currently being beta-tested and then released to production soon enough, most probably this week
I see, thanks Slavo.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2020, 09:04:21 AM »
Compared with previous updates of Avast, version 20.8 seems to have provoked the fewest complaints against a new update that I can remember reading.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2020, 10:21:03 AM »
Does the update take place automatically in the free version?

Do I need to restart my PC or does it update without restarting?

After the PC is powered on, how long should the update take?



Thanks!  ;)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2020, 11:00:13 AM »
@Nunzio77.
You can check your app update settings via the user interface:
Menu>Settings>General>Update
click "More options" to view the dropdown extended menu.

If you have Automatic Update selected, then you will get automatic update.
You may be asked to Restart your PC following the update.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2020, 11:33:07 AM »
@Nunzio77.
You can check your app update settings via the user interface:
Menu>Settings>General>Update
click "More options" to view the dropdown extended menu.

If you have Automatic Update selected, then you will get automatic update.
You may be asked to Restart your PC following the update.

Thank you for the information.  :)

I've checked and it's set to automatic update.
I have a "red" warning telling me that it is out of date and the old version is still there.

Will there be the new version after the reboot or do I just have to wait for it to download and install?
Is it specified when a restart is required?

I have recently been using Avast Free and therefore I still do not know the update mechanism on new software releases.  ;)


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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2020, 02:53:24 PM »
@Nunzio77.
Look back at the screenshot I posted above. You will see [CHECK FOR UPDATES] button. What happens when you click on that?


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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2020, 03:27:57 PM »
@Nunzio77.
Look back at the screenshot I posted above. You will see [CHECK FOR UPDATES] button. What happens when you click on that?

By clicking on them it is updated.

But having set up automatic updating, shouldn't it do everything automatically? I mean, I expected it would update itself, without my intervention.
Also because if I didn't know and I would not have gone into the settings, there is no info on this new update available on the main screen.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2020, 03:35:36 PM »
But having set up automatic updating, shouldn't it do everything automatically? I mean, I expected it would update itself, without my intervention.
Also because if I didn't know and I would not have gone into the settings, there is no info on this new update available on the main screen.
Yes, but not everyone gets it at the same time (staged rollout) to minimize server load.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2020, 04:03:00 PM »
But having set up automatic updating, shouldn't it do everything automatically? I mean, I expected it would update itself, without my intervention.
Also because if I didn't know and I would not have gone into the settings, there is no info on this new update available on the main screen.
Yes, but not everyone gets it at the same time (staged rollout) to minimize server load.

Ok! Thanks  :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2020, 12:10:55 AM »
I am still unable to download offline installer trough Chrome (latest stable version) until I enable "Insecure content" under Site settings. For online installer I dont need enable this. Now is offline installer offered trough https too but something is still wrong.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2020, 07:14:21 AM »
But having set up automatic updating, shouldn't it do everything automatically? I mean, I expected it would update itself, without my intervention.
Also because if I didn't know and I would not have gone into the settings, there is no info on this new update available on the main screen.
Yes, but not everyone gets it at the same time (staged rollout) to minimize server load.
Ok! Thanks  :)
You're welcome.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2020, 07:17:37 PM »
Bug or Omission.

No update of scan history log files: see https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238500.0

I ran some tests and confirm this bug or omission.
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After my reply I ran a Quick Scan and that didn't update the Quick Scan.txt file either, so it looks like it isn't just the Smart Scan.

Interestingly if you open the Settings > Protection > Virus Scans > Scan history - expand any very recent scan and that is able to return basic data on the scan.  As in the Quick scan that I ran but no update of the C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\ file/s.

So the information is stored somewhere ???

But not updating the C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\ file/s location.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2020, 07:47:39 PM »
Hi, just downloaded the new version but now says all permissions have changed & cant access stuff on my Laptop?
Not very tech savvy so can you help?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2020, 08:58:32 PM »
Hi, just downloaded the new version but now says all permissions have changed & cant access stuff on my Laptop?
Not very tech savvy so can you help?

Rich

Can you be a little more specific (what avast program, free or premium, what permissions, what can't you access ?), a screenshot may help.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2020, 02:24:25 AM »
Manual update through Avast Free for my desktop and laptop
Everything seem to be working as per normal.  :)