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NEW Avast version 23.12
« on: December 13, 2023, 02:14:25 PM »
Houhouhou,,
Please welcome the newest version of Avast 23.12 released on December 12th, 2023

Major public announcement:
  • Main focus of this release was on stabilisation of the existing code and bugfixing.


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« Last Edit: February 07, 2024, 09:46:11 PM by lukas.hasik »
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2023, 02:16:41 PM »
Thanks for the new release :)
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2023, 07:11:26 PM »
Got it before notification in the forums as I have program updates set to manual.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2023, 08:33:17 PM »
Thanks! I see that the issue I brought up here (link below as well) was fixed, so that's good!

I think you undersold the changes made as there were also some additions or things brought back. The options for a Full Virus Scan to select which parts of the PC to scan is back after being gone for a while. They also added a way to scan a Smart Scan from the Settings area.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=325468.0

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2023, 04:28:37 PM »
'Main focus of this release was on stabilisation of the existing code and bugfixing'

Reading this announcement is music to my eyes.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2023, 12:29:46 AM by loungehake »
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2023, 05:57:06 PM »
Got it before notification in the forums as I have program updates set to manual.

I'll try to be faster with the forum announcement next time...
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2023, 05:59:50 PM »
Thanks! I see that the issue I brought up here (link below as well) was fixed, so that's good!

I think you undersold the changes made as there were also some additions or things brought back. The options for a Full Virus Scan to select which parts of the PC to scan is back after being gone for a while. They also added a way to scan a Smart Scan from the Settings area.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=325468.0
Well, it' n ot a way how to start smart scan. But we realised that the Smart Scan deserves its own setup in the Settings. You could schedule the Smart Scan frequency at the end of Smart Scan but having it directly in the Settings area seems more convenient.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2023, 06:55:40 PM »
Thanks! I see that the issue I brought up here (link below as well) was fixed, so that's good!

I think you undersold the changes made as there were also some additions or things brought back. The options for a Full Virus Scan to select which parts of the PC to scan is back after being gone for a while. They also added a way to scan a Smart Scan from the Settings area.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=325468.0
Well, it' n ot a way how to start smart scan. But we realised that the Smart Scan deserves its own setup in the Settings. You could schedule the Smart Scan frequency at the end of Smart Scan but having it directly in the Settings area seems more convenient.
Will there ever be a smartscan that realizes the fact that you are using the free version and stops all the notifications that require a paid product to correct the problem? Thanks
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2023, 07:14:55 PM »
Thanks! I see that the issue I brought up here (link below as well) was fixed, so that's good!

I think you undersold the changes made as there were also some additions or things brought back. The options for a Full Virus Scan to select which parts of the PC to scan is back after being gone for a while. They also added a way to scan a Smart Scan from the Settings area.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=325468.0
Well, it' n ot a way how to start smart scan. But we realised that the Smart Scan deserves its own setup in the Settings. You could schedule the Smart Scan frequency at the end of Smart Scan but having it directly in the Settings area seems more convenient.
Will there ever be a smartscan that realizes the fact that you are using the free version and stops all the notifications that require a paid product to correct the problem? Thanks

It would be great...but it would go against Avast's business or marketing policy.
In my opinion it is wrong, because for this reason many users do not choose Avast Free, just read the various reviews or read the various comments, it is an excellent product but nagware is devastating for users.
It would be a great idea to change your approach.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2023, 07:46:21 PM »
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Will there ever be a smartscan that realizes the fact that you are using the free version and stops all the notifications that require a paid product to correct the problem? Thanks

There is no such thing as a free lunch - Avast premium's biggest competitor is Avast Free ;)

Personally I can't see any point in running the so called Smart Scan, I (think we both) know the results before it starts.  No malware detected (that's why we have an on-access antivirus) but plenty of so called weaknesses.  The same goes for any on-demand scan, they are greatly depreciated. For the most part dormant/inert files are being scanned, the other active files are going to be scanned by the resident shields when they are activated.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2023, 07:49:55 PM »
However, beyond the smart scan which I also don't use almost at all, I was referring above all to the pop-ups that suddenly appear even on PCs at "rest" and in some cases "frighten" especially users with little experience in computer and PC security .
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2023, 08:05:35 PM »
However, beyond the smart scan which I also don't use almost at all, I was referring above all to the pop-ups that suddenly appear even on PCs at "rest" and in some cases "frighten" especially users with little experience in computer and PC security .

Yes, I have a low fear factor and for many of these I just laugh - for the most part I have either got them covered, or I'm unconcerned about the so called threat.  But I have been in this game for a very long time.  When a good Firewall, good Antivirus and a healthy degree of suspicion was enough.

Now, for some internet users, ignorance is bliss and they need all of the help they can get.  But I don't like the idea of saying you have a headache here is an Aspirin, that will be $XXs thank you.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2023, 11:47:06 PM »
Was there an emergency update pushed recently? I got a notification from Avast to restart my computer. It was one of those "Your PC is still being protected but you should restart as soon as possible" kind of prompts. And the only thing that has appeared to change is the build number ending in .812 to .813.

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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2023, 06:44:38 PM »
Yes. Must have been something like that.
Yesterday Avast wanted a PC Restart. I also now have build....813, from ....812 original version update.
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Re: NEW Avast version 23.12
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2023, 01:41:16 AM »
I don't know why we can't get an explanation as to what was changed specifically or why, either through a UI pop up (the way they show the changes in the new program versions) or a post here. These always end up giving me a panic attack. Maybe that's a 'me' problem, but I still don't think that's too much to ask for.