Petrovic

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NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)

What's new:


NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
- checks your passwords security
- stores your passwords securely
- includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
- generates strong passwords

Android app:
iOS app: Avast Passwords on the App Store



NEW: SafeZone browser - Replaced the SafeZone for safer shopping and banking in Pro, Internet Security and Premier
- Pay Mode: It isolates the session and protects it from possible keyloggers or other malicious software secretly lurking on your computer. With Pay Mode you can perform all your financial transactions in peace, without fear of your password or other personal details being stolen. Pay Mode runs automatically on banking site, but it can be also turned on manually.
- Shielded Window: To open there suspicious websites and to ensure full anonymity
- Ad Blocking: includes built in ad blocker extension
- Video downloading for offline viewing
- Easy setup: Automatically imports your bookmarks, history and cookies from your current default browser


NEW: User interface - More space for content, easy control

NEW: Feedback possible directly from program - report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier

IMPROVED: Home network security now detects more router vulnerabilites and shows more details

IMPROVED: Installation - it should be now faster and less obtrusive.

IMPROVED: WebShield HTTPS Scanning - We introduced a new method of HTTPs scanning. It is used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It works without changing the certificates and the security parameters and certificates are verified by the browser itself, including checks for untrusted or revoked certificates.

+ Many other minor tweaks and bug fixes
 

XhenEd

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They should probably make a big announcement for the NG (or whatever it is called now) for marketing purposes. :D Geeks will surely line up to test its effectiveness. :D
 
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NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)

IMPROVED: WebShield HTTPS Scanning
- We introduced a new method of HTTPs scanning. It is used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It works without changing the certificates and the security parameters and certificates are verified by the browser itself, including checks for untrusted or revoked certificates.

+ Many other minor tweaks and bug fixes
So in IE.. WebShield will work like old WebShield or not work at all?
 

Kate_L

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So you didn't get chrome, google toolbar install options during upgrade process?
If you have chrome, google toolbar already installed then guess you dont get the install options.
No toolbar or PUP's. After the upgrade to 2016 all the settings are saved, I don't need to set it again. I also notice that is uses less memory then the 2015 version. I love it.
 

Online_Sword

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In my opinion, the GUI of 2016 is much better than 2015.:)
I should say that I do not like the dark theme of 2015.

The hardened mode still highly depends on the network connection...just like 2015.

Have they removed ads popups, GUI ads, chrome, google toolbar, etc... in this new release?
In the installation of the free version, the options of "install chrome" and "set chrome as the default browser" are checked by default.
It is not difficult to uncheck them though.;)