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Offline slavo.benko

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NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« on: December 09, 2020, 04:01:03 PM »
Hi all, please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 20.10 (20.10.2442)

Here’s what’s officially new:
  • Expanded Password Protection - We now protect your passwords in the beta versions of browsers, too. (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and AVG Secure Browser - Premium Security Only)
  • Rescue Disk improvements - Windows 7 users can celebrate knowing this feature works for them again, and we've improved its performance and made sure it properly cleans up related .DLLs for all users
  • Bug stomping - Just the usual bug fixes that keep your antivirus going strong

Here are some examples of the bugs we stomped:
  • Restart PC dialogue no longer ignores the "Next century" reminder. (Just wait and see…)
  • Fixed driver incompatibility with HVCI (AV installation now works when Windows Core Integrity memory isolation is on)
  • Cleaned our code to remove obsolete pre-alpha and legacy licensing components
  • UI now opens properly on scan results after an Explorer scan finishes (was not behaving properly with UI minimized)
  • Fixed a crash that happened in log viewer when logs were too large
  • Improved service stability by properly terminating some thread-hooks
  • We now allow removing services without exe/dll file (fileless service)
  • Got rid of unnecessary reboot required after specific types of detections
  • ...and loads of others

How to install:

1. Update from your existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program
2. Or you can download and install files:
Online installers (recommended):
Offline installers:

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2020, 04:38:30 PM »
Thanks Slavo, spreading the news... :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2020, 05:31:31 PM »
Thanks for this awesome version.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 07:10:47 AM »
No unwanted surprises.  The update went smoothly.  As the man who jumped off the Empire State Building was heard to say as he passed the 70th floor, "So far, so good".  I keep a couple of spare Windows 10 systems in reserve to do the preliminary update installations so that we can be fairly confident that the reliability of systems we rely on are not going to be compromised.

Anyway, nice job Avast and thanks.  In spite of the occasional hiccup, it's the one antimalware system that I truly feel I can rely on, having used it since version 4.  Considering the infinite variations in Windows platforms (each individual one unique, many less than perfectly managed by users and with different Windows versions that Avast must necessarily be targeted at and become embedded in), it's remarkable how trouble free Avast is.
Windows XP SP3, Avast Free 10.4.2233, Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 9.3, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Comodo Memory Firewall, OSArmor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Avast Free 20.10.2442, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware, OSArmor
Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Avast Free 20.10.2442, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware
Windows 10 Pro x64, Avast Free 20.10.2442, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 07:59:57 AM »
With these new update, many programs are being marked as "infected with Win32-Renamer-F" and moved to the Virus Chest - not allowing me to run them. This never happened before.  There's nothing suspicious or wrong with these .exe programs, and there's no addition to the original name of the files.
 

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 10:36:52 AM »
With these new update, many programs are being marked as "infected with Win32-Renamer-F" and moved to the Virus Chest - not allowing me to run them. This never happened before.  There's nothing suspicious or wrong with these .exe programs, and there's no addition to the original name of the files.
Perhaps you have been infected by a renaming trojan, one that example is the v virus.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 11:44:50 AM »
I have tried to download the offline version of Premium Security (formerly Premier), from the link in forum.

If I Use chrome the page flashes and same page reappears.

If I use Avast Security Browser, all fine till I go to save and then get warning about security.

The online links there is no problem.
Avast Premium version 20.10.2442  Build 20.10.5824.618
Avast Secure browser version 86.1.6938.199
Chrome browser version 87.0.4280.88
Microsoft windows 10 pro 64 bit Version 20H2  OS Build 19042.685

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 04:29:41 PM »
Thanks for the new release :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2020, 08:32:02 AM »
Thanks for the new version. Come on Avast !!!  :D
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2020, 06:51:51 PM »
Avast still not inform me about new application version if "Ask when an update is available" is set in Avast 20.9.2437.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2020, 08:21:50 PM »
Avast still not inform me about new application version if "Ask when an update is available" is set in Avast 20.9.2437.

Well I'm sure you would know that there is an update cycle as not every user can be update at once.

Plus it has only been two days since release, the update cycle can be 7 days or more.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2020, 07:56:55 AM »
Добрый день.
Не знаю что вы там намудрили, но avast блокирует google chrome наглухо, в интернет выйти не возможно.
При этом вирусов никаких нет и не было, все просканировано другими антивирусами, браузер установлен с нуля.
При отключении avast  google chrome работает прекрасно как и другие браузеры

Good day.
I don’t know what you thought about it, but avast blocks google chrome tightly, it’s impossible to go online.
At the same time, there are no viruses and there were no, everything was scanned by other antiviruses, the browser was installed from scratch.
When disabled, avast google chrome works fine like other browsers
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 08:14:52 AM by Квант »

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2020, 08:04:33 AM »
Please post English here, else use the forum section for your language.
-> Non-English Zone: https://forum.avast.com/index.php#c7
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2020, 07:42:28 AM »
Unfortunately, even in this version the bug of the display of all scans has not been solved.

I had published the anomaly at the following link in the previous version:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=239611.60

Hope it gets fixed in the next version.

Thanks. ;)
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.10 (December 2020)
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2020, 10:28:22 AM »
I have an issue with this update - or better said my uncle has, and I'm solving it now (as an IT person).
Windows 10 - unknown release number.
Avast - unknown version, but updated occured Dec 14th 2020 (implies version 20.10).

The system is in a "automatic repair" loop.
The windows built in recovery tools can help me identify the issue.
The files aswArDisk.sys, asbidsh.sys, aswbuniv.sys, aswElam.sys, aswRvrt.sys and aswVmm.sys are all corrupted (all files in windows\system32\drivers\)
The files have a timestamp of Dec 14th 10:39 am, last time when the system still worked.
None of the boot options (safe mode, disable anti-malware, ...) work, always the same automatic repair loop.
If I move the affected files, I get a BSOD with stop code "Inaccessible Boot Device".

I can access the data via the recovery utilities, but there are also important applications with settings which would be lost with a clean install of windows.
Is there ANY way of recovering the system?