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NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« on: September 16, 2021, 08:30:00 AM »
Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.8 (21.8.2487)

Major public announcement:
  • A new logo for Avast! — As the digital world changes, we change with it. We’re proud to unveil a new expression of our identity, reflecting our continued commitment to protecting people’s digital freedom

Other notable improvements in the release:
  • Sign in more securely — We're now using OpenID, a more secure sign-in standard, to sign you in to your Avast Account
  • Improved exceptions — It's now possible to add exceptions solely for Behavior Shield
  • Fixed a tray icon bug — Our system tray icon now shows the proper status of shields after a PC restart
  • Password Protection update - we're now protecting newly created backup files of passwords stored in the browser
  • Firewall tweaks - We're now blocking switching to public profile when RDP is used

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:

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2021, 08:32:46 AM »
Thanks for the new release :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2021, 08:46:31 AM »
Thanks Slavo, spreading the news. :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 10:09:37 AM »
Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.8 (21.8.2487)

Major public announcement:

  • A new logo for Avast! — As the digital world changes, we change with it. We’re proud to unveil a new expression of our identity, reflecting our continued commitment to protecting people’s digital freedom

Thanks!
However I would be curious to understand what graphic meaning has the new Avast brand linked to the quoted phrase. :)
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2021, 10:17:01 AM »
However I would be curious to understand what graphic meaning has the new Avast brand linked to the quoted phrase. :)
Hi, see: https://blog.avast.com/brands-fundamental-truths-avast
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 10:32:42 AM »
However I would be curious to understand what graphic meaning has the new Avast brand linked to the quoted phrase. :)
Hi, see: https://blog.avast.com/brands-fundamental-truths-avast
Ok. Thanks!  ;)
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2021, 10:34:49 AM »
However I would be curious to understand what graphic meaning has the new Avast brand linked to the quoted phrase. :)
Hi, see: https://blog.avast.com/brands-fundamental-truths-avast
Ok. Thanks!  ;)
You're welcome.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2021, 11:22:26 AM »
The description of the new logo is a bit of an abstract stretch, but I like it. It resembles shape of letter "A" and it looks modern and interesting, much more than weird "a" in the current (old) logo of amoeba. I like the amoeba, don't like the "a" letter in it.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2021, 12:37:32 PM »
THis new AVAST LOGO is not looking good.Previous LOGO was SO FANTASTIC AND BEAUTIFULL

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2021, 02:19:42 PM »
Will Avast Anti-Virus Disappear to be replaced by Avast One ?
and applies to all users in the world

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2021, 02:40:19 PM »
Will Avast Anti-Virus Disappear to be replaced by Avast One ?
and applies to all users in the world
Nope, see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=298299.msg1652375#msg1652375
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2021, 03:46:45 PM »
Sorry but previous logo was superior to this and this is really awful. I dont uderstand why you change logo only somewhere. For example wsc_proxy.exe has old logo and also in my Win 7 Action center shows Avast with old logo. Also wasting time making new logo while there are tons of bugs is what i dont understand. Same as Win 10 from Microsoft they change colors and icons but about bugs no one care. Strange, you just need one number higher version because you must release new version each month for no reason.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2021, 04:58:36 PM »
Thanks for the update Avast..... You bloody RIPPER!! Thank you for keeping me safe for 17 years now, I'm STILL using your product as always  ;) ;D
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2021, 05:06:14 PM »
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Strange, you just need one number higher version because you must release new version each month for no reason.

It isn't one number higher, but an increment 0.1 and not 1 (a whole ordinal, usually a major update).

Most AVs do this releasing minor changes/updates/bug fixes on a reasonably frequent basis or people may think they are dormant.  Given all of the things you have said about Avast in the past I'm surprised you are still using it ;)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.8 (September 2021)
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2021, 06:10:08 PM »
<snip>
Strange, you just need one number higher version because you must release new version each month for no reason.

It isn't one number higher, but an increment 0.1 and not 1 (a whole ordinal, usually a major update).

Most AVs do this releasing minor changes/updates/bug fixes on a reasonably frequent basis or people may think they are dormant.  Given all of the things you have said about Avast in the past I'm surprised you are still using it ;)
I use it only because i am on Win 7 where is no Windows Defender.