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New Avast beta version 21.4.2462


Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.4.2462 (build 21.4.6229).

What's new
  • Improved dialog for inserting licenses. Multiple not installed products can now be installed via this dialog by checking the check-boxes.

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team

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New Avast beta version 21.4.2463

New beta version 21.4.2463 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.4.2463 (build 21.4.6249).

What was fixed
  • Fix for Autocad PDF export problem
  • Problems with unregistering Antivirus from the Windows Security Center during uninstallation

Known issues
  • Editing exception actually double it (original + new exception)

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

EDIT: Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

With best Regards
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New Avast beta version 21.4.2464

New beta version 21.4.2464 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.4.2464 (build 21.4.6266).

What was fixed
  • clean malware transient cache items on reconfiguration (flushing scan-cache more often)
  • important fix in setup related to japanese strings
  • fix in setup related to business crash in service

Known issues
  • Editing exception actually double it (original + new exception)

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

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NEW Avast Version 21.4 (May 2021)


Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.4 (21.3.2464)

Major public announcements
  • Improved Wi-Fi Inspector — We now scan for even more types of threats, and our improved results screen allows you to better understand what we’ve found thanks to clearer explanations, better organization, and improved tips for resolving detected problems
  • No more popups in streams — Good news, Windows 10 users! Our antivirus popups will no longer appear in your screen recordings and streams
  • Enhanced exceptions — Exceptions for scans and shields are now easier to add, customize, and maintain
  • More installation options — You now have more installation options when activating subscriptions that contain multiple apps

Other notable improvements and new functionalities:
  • Family Sharing — Premium Security (Multi-device) users can now share their subscriptions with their family members. Subscriptions can be shared across Windows and Android devices (Mac and iOS to come later)
  • We now recognize available (but not activated) products — We’ll no longer show offers for apps that users bought but haven’t yet installed
  • We’ve added Detection IDs to Behavior Shield dialogs — Other shields have already had this, but now Behavior Shield also gets a unique ID so our Support and Thread Labs teams can better identify reported threats from screenshots that customers send us
  • Added Sandbox and backend analysis parallelization to CyberCapture to minimize interruptions to our users while they interact with suspicious apps
  • We’re now applying formatting (time, calendar, etc.) of Windows regional settings in our UI
Bug fixes for:
  • Web content opened in the app-cart instead of browser
  • Rescue Disks that booted in Windows Preinstall Environment triggered a restart [Win7]
  • Sensitive Data Shield was not active after leaving Passive Mode through Settings
  • The last file from the multi-selection was omitted
  • Manually invoked Passive Mode did not require restart, caused some components (like CyberCapture) to misbehave
  • Web Shield samples were not detected after the URL was removed from the exceptions
  • ...and many others

As usual a big thanks goes to the team for yet another successful release!

How to install:

1. Update from your existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install files:

Online installers (recommended):
Offline installers:

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New Avast beta version 21.5.2465

New beta version 21.5.2465 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.5.2465 (build 21.5.6297).

What is new
  • Webcam Shield now notifies you about apps using your webcam (in both Strict Mode and No Mercy Mode)
  • Internal changes related to User Interface (new version of Chromium Embedded Framework)

Known issues
  • Rescue Disk cannot be created due to recently changed location of some file(s)

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

With best Regards
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New Avast beta version 21.5.2467

New beta version 21.5.2467 (avast.com)

Hello,

we released new build 21.5.6324 to beta with some last minute changes related to User Interface and Software Updater.

Happy beta :)

Karel

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Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.5.2467 (build 21.5.6320).

What is new
  • Rescue disk is now working properly
  • Few crashes fixed

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

With best Regards
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New Avast beta version 21.5.2469

New beta version 21.5.2469 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.5.2469 (build 21.5.6346).

What was fixed
  • Crashes in service fixed
  • Changes related to Smart Scan

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

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New Avast bversion 21.5.2470


Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.5 (21.5.2470)

Major public announcements
  • Fewer interruptions in fullscreen — When you’re running another app fullscreen, our antivirus will no longer open on top and interrupt you. We apologize if this happened to you! (And don’t worry, threat warnings will still appear, so you’ll always know about malware even while watching your favorite film)
  • Introducing Webcam Shield reminders — If you’ve configured Webcam Shield to automatically block or allow apps, we’ll now remind you of this when an app tries to access your webcam so you don’t sit around wondering why your webcam isn’t working. (For Premium Security only)
  • Updated privacy policies — We’ve updated our General Privacy Policy and other connected privacy policies. You can find them here
Bug fixes for:
  • Software Updater is giving us a headache these days - We had to temporarily remove this feature from Smart Scan to patch a few bugs, but users can still find and use it from their menu. We’ll be slowly rolling it back out to Smart Scan, so if you don’t see it there yet, please wait a few more days
  • We’ve updated our UI rendered CEF to a new version (chromium 90.0.4430.93) to patch known security flaws
  • Fixed issue with creating Rescue Disk for UEFI format (next to BIOS)
  • Other Rescue Disk improvements: fixed a bug that prevented Rescue Disk from starting, improved keyboard controls, etc.
  • Fixed a tray icon error that showed an issue notification despite everything being OK
  • Fixed a Firewall issue where driver aswNetHub.sys caused a BSOD
  • Fixed a leak of GDI objects
  • Fixed the AvastClear utility, which didn’t properly remove the antivirus from Windows Security Centre
  • ...and a lot of other improvements we can’t disclose
    :)
As usual a big thanks goes to the team for yet another successful release!

How to install:

1. Update from your existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install files:

Online installers (recommended):
Offline installers:
With best Regards
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New Avast beta version 21.6.2471

New beta version 21.6.2471 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.6.2471 (build 21.6.6393).

What's new

We're very excited to announce that Firewall will soon become a free feature in Avast Antivirus. It's very satisfying for us to realize all the network knowledge and expertise that was put into building our proprietary firewall will be materialized in a feature available to so many users around the world — strengthening our mission to provide amazing protection against cyber threats worldwide.Of course, the release of such a critical feature won't happen instantly for the user base as a whole. It will take us a few weeks to continuously roll it out for everyone. For now, all of our dedicated beta users will have a chance to enable it by themselves. You can do so from the post update screen (that will be shown once you get an 21.6 update) or through settings (Menu -> Settings -> Firewall). Free firewall will feature:
- Brand new UI (compared to our current one)
- Automatic profile selection (with the option for the user to override it, of course)
- Application overview / control (overview of apps that actively use network/internet plus their current network usage)
- Revamped ask mode (ability to enable/disable specific connections originating from the app)
- Status log (you will clearly see every app and device that was blocked by our Firewall, as well as why it was blocked)
- Customizable rules for "hardcore users". We will keep an advanced, premium firewall tier as well, which will have extra protection layers of: ARP spoofing detection, Port Scan Detection and Leak Protection for public networks.

There are some known issues with this first public version:
- FW is running even when you enable Passive mode
- FW is installed when you're upgrading from Free to Premium even when you uninstalled it manually from the Free product previously
- FW rules can be deleted even when they are "locked" in the UI (it's just an UI glitch, the core rules won't actually be deleted)
- FW blocks SMB shares, printers, networks shares and network drivers after additional installation into the Free AV — the current workaround is to change the network configuration to private/disable FW
- FW might block some outgoing windows traffic
- SmartScan sometimes incorrectly reports the Firewall's state.

Most of the above should be fixed by the upcoming beta release in a few days. Please, do play with this new tool of ours and let us know your feedback. Thanks!

Other news
Avast now sports a refreshed new menu that will ease the differentiation between AV features and other products

What was fixed
Fixed issue with consent dialogue displayed in the wrong user session in case there is more users working on the same PC via RDP

Known issues
UI might crash when there is a request for showing a dialogue immediately after Log in into the OS
There is a glitch in UI when you try to disable all core shield via advanced settings

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

With best Regards
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I really like Avast, but it delays startup of programs for about a second more than for instance KSF or MD. Since exploits were used to abuse 'normal' programs as a piggy back for malware to go outbound, I sort of gave up on an outbound application firewall and bought a hardware firewall (which also has software, but you get the point).

There are bigger fish in the ocean like unpactched IoT devices for instance. The home firewall devices which I can afford to buy claims to have some limited form of intrusion protection. I think that combining router's IPS with a DNS services which offer some additional bad-url blocking, the loss of the outbound firewall protection is somewhat compensated.

On the positive the exploit protection and attck surface reduction rules offered by MD have also improved.

So an outbound firewall is not my highest priority, I hope Avast focusses on reducing the program launch delay next. Not all people have the latest and the hottest hardware. But I guess people using older PC's probably are also more inclined to use a free AV (and probably are less important to AV companies which have to make money to develop their software), so I understand their choices.
 

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New Avast beta version 21.6.2472

New beta version 21.6.2472 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.6.2472 (build 21.6.6411).

What was fixed
Firewall rules can be deleted even when they are "locked" in the UI
Firewall blocks SMB shares, printers, networks shares and network drivers after additional installation into the Free AV
Firewall might block SMB shares, printers, networks shares and network drivers after additional installation into the Free AV
UI might crash when there is a request for showing a dialogue immediately after Log in into the OS
There is a glitch in UI when you try to disable all core shield via advanced settings

Known issues
Premium/Paid: Firewall - Possible ArpSpoof and Port Scan false positive detections

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

With best Regards
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New Avast beta version 21.6.2473

New beta version 21.6.2473 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.6.2473 (build 21.6.6435).

What was fixed
Fixed IDP agent crash
Fixed issue that device detected due to port scanning or arp spoofing was not blocked when user choose to block it

Known issues
After update from 21.5 to 21.6 FW blocks connections to network shares, network printers etc. in public profile

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

With best Regards
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New Avast beta version 21.6.2474

New beta version 21.6.2474 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.6.2474 (build 21.6.6446).

What was fixed
Fixed issue that after update from 21.5 to 21.6 FW blocked connections to network shares, network printers etc. in public profile

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

Also please note that this beta build was not released into Icarus beta channel. The next Icarus beta will be 21.7
:)


AVAST Team
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I tried Avast Free Beta in a virtual machine and was really surprised that Firewall became a free function, but at the same time the blocking of unauthorized remote access is still premium function. It looks a bit strange, as essentially Firewall must carry this task in itself.
 
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NEW Avast Version 21.6 (July 2021)


Hi, all. Please welcome the newest version of Avast AV: 21.6 (21.6.2474)

Public announcements
  • Useful Smart Scan notifications — We’ve fine-tuned the behavior of Smart Scan with improved initialization steps, and ensured that you receive proper notifications about scheduled scans.
  • Better feature shortcuts — We’ve changed the main tile navigation so Avast Antivirus features are easier to distinguish from shortcuts to other Avast products.
Bug fixes and improvements for:
  • The latest renderer version stopped supporting CPUs without SSE3, so we needed to add an install block and freeze users using this older pieces of HW on 21.4 version
  • Fixed cases of infinite loader when turning off some of core shield via Settings
  • Fixed support tool (collection logs and info for customer support and debugging) that was not properly grabbing AV status and subscription status in Rescue Disk, plus it now reports WSC status
  • FYI: Virus Chest has been renamed to Quarantine
  • Fixed removal of scheduled tasks
  • Fixed a case when some of antivirus windows opened in the background (behind other full-screen app) even if this was not desired while interacting with it
  • ...and a lot of security improvements we can't be more concrete about
As usual a big thanks goes to the team for yet another successful release!

How to install:

1. Update from your existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install files:

Online installers (recommended):
Offline installers:
With best Regards
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New Avast beta version 21.7.2475

New beta version 21.7.2475 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.7.2475 (build 21.7.6459).

Please accept our apologies, we did not manage to collect release notes (what is new, fixed, etc.). Will update you later or with the next beta.

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

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New Avast beta version 21.7.2476

New beta version 21.7.2476 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.7.2476 (build 21.7.6468).

What's new
  • added simple dual-panel file manager to Rescue Disk

What was fixed
  • possible problems with loading User Interface
  • missing data about Avast product in Support Tool package

Known issues
  • detection dialogs may not be displayed when full screen application is running
  • ignored apps in Software Updater component are back after reboot (thx Asyn!)
Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

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New Avast beta version 21.7.2477

New beta version 21.7.2477 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.7.2477 (build 21.7.6489).

In this version, several internal fixes are ready to be BETA-tested.

Known issues
  • detection dialogs may not be displayed when full screen application is running
  • ignored apps in Software Updater component are back after reboot

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

With best Regards
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New Avast beta version 21.7.2478

,New beta version 21.7.2478 (avast.com)

Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.7.2478 (build 21.7.6495).

There are code changes related to the future projects.

Known issues
  • detection dialogs may not be displayed when full screen application is running
  • ignored apps in Software Updater component are back after reboot

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Also please be informed that we would appreciate if you would be so kind and try our Antivirus product based on so called "icarus" setup (installation and update engine) already used for other Avast products but now available also for AV. More information is here: New Product Testing: New installer and updater for Avast Antivirus.
Please note that in order to get it, you need to uninstall the current one (automatic migration is not supported at the moment).

AVAST Team

With best Regards
Mops21
 
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