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NEW Avast version 24.2
« on: March 15, 2024, 12:03:46 PM »
Hello,
Please welcome the version 24.2 of Avast AV released on March 5th, 2024

Major public announcement:


How to install:
« Last Edit: April 03, 2024, 02:12:45 PM by lukas.hasik »
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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2024, 01:07:35 PM »
As you probably know most of us have already got it and the associated hassle that came with it, sans HOTFIX.

These Program updates notification should come first, a bit like the horse comes before the cart and not the other way round - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=326306.0.

Lots (understatement) of annoyed users.
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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2024, 01:09:29 PM »
Firewall is installed in new installation of the Free versions.

To be clear, the firewall won't be installed on future updates if I don't have it installed, correct?

Also, if I ever need to do a clean install in the future (or even just install it on a new computer), will there still be the option to Customize the installation and uncheck the Firewall if I don't want it?
« Last Edit: March 15, 2024, 01:12:24 PM by Dinobot2 »

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2024, 03:18:55 PM »
Thanks for the new release :)

Firewall is installed in new installation of the Free versions.

To be clear, the firewall won't be installed on future updates if I don't have it installed, correct?

Also, if I ever need to do a clean install in the future (or even just install it on a new computer), will there still be the option to Customize the installation and uncheck the Firewall if I don't want it?
I believe that sentence should be titled as "What was fixed" like betas...

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 24.2.6101 (build 24.2.8860).

What was fixed
Other products not detected as installed in User Interface.
FW is installed during program update even on Free versions.
Stability changes, mostly crashes fixed
Fixed issue when desktop icons could disappear in some cases

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« Last Edit: March 15, 2024, 03:20:48 PM by NON »
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Server: Win11 Pro 23H2 64bit / Core i3-4010U 1.7GHz / 12GB RAM / Avast One 23 Essential

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2024, 06:15:05 PM »
Is it normal that I can no longer activate samba protection on my W7SP1?

If I tick the box, it is automatically unticked when I re-open the settings.

I had authorised only certain addresses on my local network and I could see the connection attempts from these addresses with the report from the remote access agent ... I've been unable to do this since 3 March.

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2024, 08:09:02 PM »
Thanks for the new release :)

Firewall is installed in new installation of the Free versions.

To be clear, the firewall won't be installed on future updates if I don't have it installed, correct?

Also, if I ever need to do a clean install in the future (or even just install it on a new computer), will there still be the option to Customize the installation and uncheck the Firewall if I don't want it?
I believe that sentence should be titled as "What was fixed" like betas...

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 24.2.6101 (build 24.2.8860).

What was fixed
Other products not detected as installed in User Interface.
FW is installed during program update even on Free versions.
Stability changes, mostly crashes fixed
Fixed issue when desktop icons could disappear in some cases

(snip)

Well that's pretty confusing then. Could really use some clarification even more now.

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2024, 09:55:54 PM »
Hi,
what chaged from 24.2.6104 to 24.2.6105?
« Last Edit: March 15, 2024, 10:03:02 PM by TheOwner »

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2024, 03:43:06 PM »
I don't want Avast's firewall.
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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2024, 06:16:37 AM »
I don't want Avast's firewall.
Easy to not have Avast's Firewall.  Select "Customise" and select what you want Avast to install on your computer.  Untick the Firewall box.  See attached picture below.  Install as usual.
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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2024, 01:59:03 PM »
Is it normal that I can no longer activate samba protection on my W7SP1?

If I tick the box, it is automatically unticked when I re-open the settings.

I had authorised only certain addresses on my local network and I could see the connection attempts from these addresses with the report from the remote access agent ... I've been unable to do this since 3 March.
same here
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=326961.0
with W10
any information?

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2024, 02:33:18 PM »
I don't want Avast's firewall.

If you read the complete text in the post, you will have seen that this is for 'new installation of the Free versions.'
So your updateing Avast Antivirus Free automatically or manually you shouldn't get the firewall installed.

Hello,
Please welcome the version 24.2 of Avast AV released on March 5th, 2024

Major public announcement:
<snip quote>

Even if it did happen, as 'mchain' indicated you can Customise Avast and remove it.
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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2024, 10:48:39 PM »
There seems to be a bug in 'Blocked and Allowed Apps". After four days of agonizing why my emails weren't coming through in my third party email app, I went into settings and allowed it. The only option to choose for this allowance was 'Ransomware Shield'. Avast still won't allow my mail to populate unless I completely shut off all shields. Is this change I made something that requires a pc restart or am I missing something?

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2024, 03:21:50 AM »
There seems to be a bug in 'Blocked and Allowed Apps". After four days of agonizing why my emails weren't coming through in my third party email app, I went into settings and allowed it. The only option to choose for this allowance was 'Ransomware Shield'. Avast still won't allow my mail to populate unless I completely shut off all shields. Is this change I made something that requires a pc restart or am I missing something?

There really isn't much to work with here.

Are you getting any errors or alerts, if so can you give details or attach a screenshot or the error details to your post.

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2024, 08:25:10 PM »
Is it normal that I can no longer activate samba protection on my W7SP1?

If I tick the box, it is automatically unticked when I re-open the settings.

I had authorised only certain addresses on my local network and I could see the connection attempts from these addresses with the report from the remote access agent ... I've been unable to do this since 3 March.
it seems that maintaining samba protection is working again

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Re: NEW Avast version 24.2
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2024, 10:03:07 PM »
PROBLEM SOLVED - YOU DO HAVE TO RESTART AFTER MAKING CHANGES.

There seems to be a bug in 'Blocked and Allowed Apps". After four days of agonizing why my emails weren't coming through in my third party email app, I went into settings and allowed it. The only option to choose for this allowance was 'Ransomware Shield'. Avast still won't allow my mail to populate unless I completely shut off all shields. Is this change I made something that requires a pc restart or am I missing something?

There really isn't much to work with here.

Are you getting any errors or alerts, if so can you give details or attach a screenshot or the error details to your post.

- Attaching Images to your post - When you Click the Reply button it opens a text window for you to post your comment (reply or post).
Click the Preview button, that shows what you have input and expands it to include 'Attachments and other options'. Click that it further expands, here you can attach images, etc. at the bottom of your post.
See my attached image, click to expand.