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Offline chris...

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Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« on: March 05, 2024, 02:29:24 PM »
Hi,
This morning avast told me that I was no longer protected (red cross) with my W7.

The notification said that I should update the program to the new version as a matter of urgency, which I did.

But it's surprising when you consider that I usually don't get any notification for a while after a new version.

I should point out that I was up to date (v24.1 and yesterday's VPS).

my 2 other devices haven't had this alert yet, and apparently no-one has mentioned version 24.2 here.

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2024, 02:56:20 PM »
Exactly the same here Chris on win 10 pro

usually i start on my own pc so would of noticed this straight away but sods law i had some urgent nhs work to do on my work pc.
2 hours later i switch over to my own pc which looked like it had been unprotected for 2 hours due the the red x (maybe antivirus was still running in background) but usually a red x means unprotected.
I guess this was another rolling update as its release day was 1/3 but here in uk i received it on 5/3

so your not alone fella.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2024, 03:03:23 PM »
I got the same thing. First time I have ever seen this.

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2024, 03:39:06 PM »
yeah same here, can confirm the weird behavior.
Never got an alert like that for a new program version

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2024, 03:43:34 PM »
Installed the update and restarted. Looks like just the standard update to the next version with just "Regular bug fixes" as what's new with this new version.

So what I'm curious about now is whether this way of notifying about an update is going to be the norm for any updates going forward, or if there was something so important about this specific update that Avast had to alert users once it was available to them? I have my Update settings set to "Remind me when an update is available." Is this the new "reminder" for that?

This is also the third or forth update in a row where the update was pushed to me on a Tuesday before an Avast rep making a new post about it here, and the previous posts were made on Wednesday.

Hopefully some clarification can be added.

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2024, 04:06:29 PM »
Same here, now have 24.2.6104 (build 24.2.8904.819), UI version 1.0.797. (Win10).

Why was version 24.1 indicated as "no longer protected". I went along with the update assuming it was an emergency update, not a version update. Version 24.2 is not even listed as released here on the forum yet.

This has me thinking that Avast have made a blunder releasing 24.2 unannounced. I will have to re-check my Update settings.

EDIT: I still have program updates set as "Manual". I do not expect any indication to do an update.
I normally update a few days after a new version announcement here on the forum, not Before a new version announcement here.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2024, 04:12:46 PM by rocksteady »

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2024, 04:10:31 PM »
Installed the update and restarted. Looks like just the standard update to the next version with just "Regular bug fixes" as what's new with this new version.

So what I'm curious about now is whether this way of notifying about an update is going to be the norm for any updates going forward, or if there was something so important about this specific update that Avast had to alert users once it was available to them? I have my Update settings set to "Remind me when an update is available." Is this the new "reminder" for that?

This is also the third or forth update in a row where the update was pushed to me on a Tuesday before an Avast rep making a new post about it here, and the previous posts were made on Wednesday.

Hopefully some clarification can be added.
Ive got mine set to auto update but for years it never does.
usually i go to check updates randomly now and again and one is sitting there in red waiting.
this one is totally different and never seen the red x before.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2024, 04:28:41 PM »
I too got it, even though my program updates are set to Manual. 

Generally I wait for program update topic in the forums and decide if (update then or later) but still no official notification on the forums for 24.2.

The fact that you haven't got the latest program version 'Shouldn't generate the fear mongering notice', the program should still be running and working! 
Given what was in the beta subforum for 24.2 there was bugger all in that which should generate this heavy handed notice (which I have never had before) warning you are 'unprotected' with a red X over the tray icon.

See my response in the so called current beta topic - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=326205.msg1715553#msg1715553
« Last Edit: March 05, 2024, 04:40:24 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2024, 04:52:40 PM »
I got the important update too but I'm not going to. No red X though.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2024, 05:04:47 PM »
It's been another month since the team hasn't posted anything here on the forum stating that there is a new version, and this error is already recurring.
Another problem, what strange message is this? and stop users from being afraid? We all need avast team answer?
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2024, 12:38:13 AM »
It's been another month since the team hasn't posted anything here on the forum stating that there is a new version, and this error is already recurring.
Another problem, what strange message is this? and stop users from being afraid? We all need avast team answer?
What are happening to you?
Another post that makes no sense. 24.2 was just released.


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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2024, 12:53:16 AM »
It's been another month since the team hasn't posted anything here on the forum stating that there is a new version, and this error is already recurring.
Another problem, what strange message is this? and stop users from being afraid? We all need avast team answer?
What are happening to you?
Another post that makes no sense. 24.2 was just released.


Go back to the ESET forum and use your wisdom there.
It doesn't make sense to you, but to me and others here it makes a lot of sense, avast fan.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2024, 01:25:54 AM »
24.2 was just released.


Yes, and they're saying no post with the summary of what was changed from Avast accompanied the release. They have been a day late with it in recent months.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 06:20:09 PM by Dinobot2 »

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2024, 06:22:06 PM »
24.2 was just released.


Yes, and they're saying no post with the summary of what was changed from Avast accompanied the release. They have been a day late with it in recent months.
Strange that so far it hasn't been revealed what was changed in the new release. I think this time it will take more than 2 days
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2024, 10:29:21 AM »
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24.2 was just released.

Maybe it only happens to me, but right now on the main page of this forum I only see, in the usual top position, the announcement "NEW Avast version 24.1", dated February 07.

Version 24.2, therefore, appears not to have been officially announced yet.
Maybe it was released but not announced in the usual way.
This is not a big issue, of course; nevertheless it is something unusual.