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NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« on: February 11, 2021, 05:01:36 PM »
Hi all, please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.1 (21.1.2449)

This time we put a lot of care into our detections and alerts:
  • More informative threat alerts — If you get an alert, click ‘See details’ to see what type of threat it is (e.g., adware, ransomware, scam, etc.) and a brief description
  • Tidier threat alerts — If you ever run into multiple threats at once, you'll no longer be bombarded with one alert after another. Instead, we've combined these into a single alert according to the shield that detected them
  • New detection category — You can now choose to detect or ignore ‘Tools’ like coinminers, game cheats, and key generators as a separate category in your virus scans and core shields
  • Alert ID — Every threat alert now includes a unique ID in the bottom-left corner. If you ever share a screenshot with our support team, this ID will help them to identify your problem
  • Improved PUP detections— We're now even better at identifying PUPs (potentially unwanted programs that often come bundled with other apps), so we've enabled PUP detection by default. (This will be rolled out continuously and not everyone will have it on straight away - so if you want to be in control yourself just go to Settings > Basic protection > Detections.)
Bug-fix highlights for hardcore fans:
  • Patched Sandbox escape method (along with silent updates to previous AV versions)
  • Fixed some unwanted merging of old / default avast5.ini configuration
  • Fixed a rare bug that closed the UI when you changed the AV language
  • Silenced some background network scans in case they weren't required
  • Arranged for a more thorough uninstall (BugReport file is no longer left over)
  • Implemented Remote Access Shield conflict warnings in Passive Mode
  • Fixed an issue where detection dialogs were stuck behind the main UI when opened
  • ...and many other fixes and improvements

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):
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« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 05:40:59 PM by slavo.benko »

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 06:13:26 PM »
Just about to update, thanks.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 06:14:06 PM »
Hi Slavo, are the known issues (from beta session) fixed now..!? Cheers

Known issues
- webcam shield does not block untrusted application in using webcam under specific conditions
- malware may not be detected by a scan under specific conditions

Known issues are still work in progress - will keep you updated.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 06:59:14 PM »
Hi Asyn, these are still being worked on and will be delivered as micro-update soon.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 09:06:32 PM »
I'll actually wait for the micro update before fully updating.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 09:23:52 PM »
Great!!! Great Avast!  :D
Congratulations to the team!   ;)
I await the update that will take place automatically hoping also in the micro update that is already included.  :D
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 10:30:59 PM »
Why don't I ever see a link for the update of Avast Omni?
Some of us do use Omni. :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 11:17:35 PM »
Thnx guys,

This update gives us the oppotunity to harden Avast a bit more !

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2021, 01:47:06 AM »
Thanks for the new release :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2021, 07:11:47 AM »
Done manual update via Avast GUI on my desktop and laptop
So far so good.  :)

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2021, 07:42:34 AM »
Hi Asyn, these are still being worked on and will be delivered as micro-update soon.
Hi Slavo, ok, thank you.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2021, 11:06:20 AM »
Updated with voracious enthusiasm.  PUP detection very handy.  I looked out of the window of my man cave to see a stray dog in my front garden.  The bitcoin, etc. stuff is very nice to have.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2021, 01:51:06 PM »
Separation of tools from the rest of PUP's is appreciated. Because of this I only used PUP detection for on-demand scans. But now I can use it for real-time too.

Though I wonder how is with PUP detection and breaking of installers. Sometimes some installers just crap out when PUP is detected, even though they give you option to uncheck it within the installer. But you can't get to that point because PUP detected inside breaks it. At least it did in the past.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2021, 01:15:34 AM »
Thanks for the update, no issues so far  ;)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.1 (February 2021)
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2021, 03:42:40 AM »
Thanks for Update..... :)
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