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NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« on: May 20, 2021, 02:22:51 PM »
Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.4 (21.4.2464)

Major public announcements
  • Improved Wi-Fi Inspector — We now scan for even more types of threats, and our improved results screen allows you to better understand what we’ve found thanks to clearer explanations, better organization, and improved tips for resolving detected problems
  • No more popups in streams — Good news, Windows 10 users! Our antivirus popups will no longer appear in your screen recordings and streams
  • Enhanced exceptions — Exceptions for scans and shields are now easier to add, customize, and maintain
  • More installation options — You now have more installation options when activating subscriptions that contain multiple apps

Other notable improvements and new functionalities:
  • Family Sharing — Premium Security (Multi-device) users can now share their subscriptions with their family members. Subscriptions can be shared across Windows and Android devices (Mac and iOS to come later)
  • We now recognize available (but not activated) products — We’ll no longer show offers for apps that users bought but haven’t yet installed
  • We’ve added Detection IDs to Behavior Shield dialogs — Other shields have already had this, but now Behavior Shield also gets a unique ID so our Support and Thread Labs teams can better identify reported threats from screenshots that customers send us
  • Added Sandbox and backend analysis parallelization to CyberCapture to minimize interruptions to our users while they interact with suspicious apps
  • We’re now applying formatting (time, calendar, etc.) of Windows regional settings in our UI

Bug fixes for:
  • Web content opened in the app-cart instead of browser
  • Rescue Disks that booted in Windows Preinstall Environment triggered a restart [Win7]
  • Sensitive Data Shield was not active after leaving Passive Mode through Settings
  • The last file from the multi-selection was omitted
  • Manually invoked Passive Mode did not require restart, caused some components (like CyberCapture) to misbehave
  • Web Shield samples were not detected after the URL was removed from the exceptions
  • ...and many others

As usual a big thanks goes to the team for yet another successful release!

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:
« Last Edit: May 21, 2021, 05:08:53 PM by igor »

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 02:43:52 PM »
Can you describe better what it is?

No more pop-ups in streams - good news, Windows 10 users! Our antivirus popups will no longer appear in recordings and screen streams

Thank you.
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 02:57:09 PM »
Thanks for the new release :)

Version number is 21.4.2464, right? ;)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 03:05:06 PM »
Thnx for this release.
 
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Added Sandbox and backend analysis parallelization to CyberCapture to minimize interruptions to our users while they interact with suspicious apps

Can you elaborate a bit on this ?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 06:05:37 PM »
Can you describe better what it is?

No more pop-ups in streams - good news, Windows 10 users! Our antivirus popups will no longer appear in recordings and screen streams

Thank you.

I thought it is reasonably clear.

If you happen to be recording something on screen (video capture), you don't really want a popup screen in the middle of recordings or streams.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2021, 06:17:03 PM »
Can you describe better what it is?

No more pop-ups in streams - good news, Windows 10 users! Our antivirus popups will no longer appear in recordings and screen streams

Thank you.

I thought it is reasonably clear.

If you happen to be recording something on screen (video capture), you don't really want a popup screen in the middle of recordings or streams.

Ak ok. Thanks!  ;)
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2021, 08:28:31 PM »
Can you describe better what it is?

No more pop-ups in streams - good news, Windows 10 users! Our antivirus popups will no longer appear in recordings and screen streams

Thank you.

I thought it is reasonably clear.

If you happen to be recording something on screen (video capture), you don't really want a popup screen in the middle of recordings or streams.

Ak ok. Thanks!  ;)

You're welcome.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2021, 06:59:51 AM »
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Version number is 21.4.2464, right? ;)

My download has file properties showing: 21.4.6266

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2021, 02:47:22 PM »
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Version number is 21.4.2464, right? ;)

My download has file properties showing: 21.4.6266
It's build number, not version number. Quite confusing though.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2021, 03:23:40 PM »
Version number is 21.4.2464, right? ;)
Yep. ;)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2021, 10:48:05 AM »
I noticed that the new releases, in the settings, have not been translated into the Italian language. For example, the flag that describes the pop-up stream and privacy notifications related to customized products.
They remain in English.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2021, 01:33:34 PM »
I noticed that the new releases, in the settings, have not been translated into the Italian language. For example, the flag that describes the pop-up stream and privacy notifications related to customized products.
They remain in English.

Thanks, some items that are "squeezed" into the release closer to the release date might not always get a proper translation straight away. It will get there in a few days though - this is not dependent on the release of new AV version, it is part of "UI updates" that are happening more frequently. So we're just waiting for localized strings to arrive and once that happened it will get updated.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2021, 02:38:18 PM »
I noticed that the new releases, in the settings, have not been translated into the Italian language. For example, the flag that describes the pop-up stream and privacy notifications related to customized products.
They remain in English.

Thanks, some items that are "squeezed" into the release closer to the release date might not always get a proper translation straight away. It will get there in a few days though - this is not dependent on the release of new AV version, it is part of "UI updates" that are happening more frequently. So we're just waiting for localized strings to arrive and once that happened it will get updated.

Ok. Thanks!  :)
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2021, 04:01:52 PM »
Where is Avast Antispam?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2021, 05:54:45 PM »
Where is Avast Antispam?

Avast Anti-Spam was removed some considerable time ago and for a time only existed in the MS Outlook client with an avast outlook plugin.  As far as I'm aware this too has been withdrawn.
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