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Offline IvanM

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NEW Avast version 23.11
« on: November 15, 2023, 02:39:31 PM »
Hello,
Please welcome the newest version of Avast 23.11 released on November 14th, 2023
Major public announcement:
  • NEW New survey – We want to hear your voice! We’ve created a new survey within the product so you can tell us what we can improve on.
  • NEW Fake E-store Protection – Check out our new feature that protects you from fake online shops trying to pretend to be legitimate ones.
  • IMPROVED Minor bug fixes - We continuously fix bugs to keep your protection going strong.


How to install:



« Last Edit: December 13, 2023, 02:15:07 PM by lukas.hasik »

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2023, 03:13:05 PM »
But will there sooner or later be a definitive resolution to this bug also declared by the Avast team?

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=323692.15

However, it appears that Avast does not interact well with the Microsoft Windows security status icon.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2023, 03:57:50 PM »
Thanks for the new release :)
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2023, 04:05:13 PM »
"NEW Fake E-store Protection – Check out our new feature that protects you from fake online shops trying to pretend to be legitimate ones."

Where i can find settings for this?

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2023, 05:21:05 PM »
"NEW Fake E-store Protection – Check out our new feature that protects you from fake online shops trying to pretend to be legitimate ones."

Where i can find settings for this?

Have you updated to this version  ?
I Have yet to update, but I suspect this 'NEW Fake E-store Protection' may be incorporated in the Web Shield as it is monitoring your on-line connections.

Try checking the Avast Settings > Protection > Core Shields  and also the Web Shield.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2023, 05:42:08 PM »
I don't think they would be asking if they hadn't updated.

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2023, 06:23:18 PM »
I don't think they would be asking if they hadn't updated.

Well given that this so called New Feature being announced in this Release topic. 
Some would ask about this feature and where it can be found even before updating.

Have you updated, have you found where it is, if so let it be known. Or are you just doing your usual thing.

I have at least suggested what would be a logical location for it to be incorporated into an existing component, as i can't see it warranting/being a stand alone function.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2023, 06:26:56 PM »
My usual thing of providing logical responses that make sense? Yeah, I guess I am.

As for me updating, I haven't updated as I'm not at home in front of my laptop. I was simply suggesting that it would be silly of someone to ask about a new feature in a new version of Avast if they hadn't updated to that version of Avast.

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2023, 10:24:30 PM »
Yes, I have latest version. I think I searched everywhere and didn't find an option so maybe it's built into the Web Shield.

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2023, 10:43:35 PM »
Yes, I have latest version. I think I searched everywhere and didn't find an option so maybe it's built into the Web Shield.

To me that would seem to be the logical location for it.

Though the comment in the Original Avast Post "Check out our new feature that protects you from fake online shops trying to pretend to be legitimate ones."  I don't know how you would go about checking this as is suggested.  Or how you would test it. 

There is a paid Avast Product called Real Site, which utilises an encrypted connection and its own DNS server:
Quote from: Extract
Real Site provides an encrypted connection between your web browser and Avast's own DNS server to prevent hijacking. In other words, Real Site ensures that the displayed website is the authentic one.

How they would go about incorporating these checks in say Avast Free, I just don't know. 
So it could do with some more detailed information by Avast on this and how users would go about testing/checking this as the original post suggests.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2023, 03:12:40 AM »
I updated to 23.11. First I did it through the UI Update function like usual, and then again with a clean install. I was curious to see if it would make a difference with the results i'm about to summarize, but it didn't so that was a waste of 20 or so minutes. But it provides peace of mind and settles that curiosity.

The Fake E-store Protection indeed does not appear to be its own standalone feature with its own settings, but there aren't even any settings contained in any of the shields that have to do with the Fake E-store protection. All the settings in the core shields are the same as they previously were. There are also no extensions or add-ons added to Chrome or any other browser (something Avast has done in the past). So this Fake E-store protection is indeed something that isn't visible or interactive.

Now, I can buy that the E-store protection is part of the Web Shield and is simply included and active when that shield is turned on. But where I start to question things is the New Survey not being anywhere on the UI, or at least anywhere I can find. I clicked into all of the tabs and couldn't find it. So either

1. I'm blind.
2. It's hard to find and I have to click into 7 or 8 things to find it
3. It's not an on-demand feature and will pop up periodically to fill out or respond to or
4. It's only available to Premium customers and that part was omitted in the release notes.

Otherwise, nothing bad to report about yet.

EDIT: Also, the version I have is 23.11.6090, which I suspected in the Beta thread though differs from that site with the mirror download. Build 23.11.8635.807.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2023, 06:11:34 AM by Dinobot2 »

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2023, 10:27:39 AM »
Hi all, I can confirm that the Fake E-store Protection is part of the "regular" Web Shield protection. There isn't any specific setting associated with this feature. Sorry for the confusion!

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2023, 11:48:03 AM »
Hi all, I can confirm that the Fake E-store Protection is part of the "regular" Web Shield protection. There isn't any specific setting associated with this feature. Sorry for the confusion!

Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2023, 03:21:02 PM »
Hi all, I can confirm that the Fake E-store Protection is part of the "regular" Web Shield protection. There isn't any specific setting associated with this feature. Sorry for the confusion!

Thank you. And what about the survey?

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.11
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2023, 10:42:15 PM »
Manually updated to version 23.11 wit5hout any dramas. Everything is working as expected !

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