Q&A Avast said "something big is happening"

Captain Holly

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Jan 23, 2021
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OK so I had bad insomnia tonight and was curious, so I opened up Avast a few minutes ago just to see what might happen if I did a manual update. Before I updated, the status showed I was up to date/current but I ran the update anyway. Surprise surprise, Avast updated, it took about 3 minutes then it asked for permission to restart my computer. I now have the new logo in my notification area but the old amoeba splat logo is still on my desktop. I am seeing now that if I look at the new logo as a whole part it does still kind of look like the letter A, but that is a minor point. Other than that Avast and all its settings, shields, scans, colors, everything all looks and works exactly the same as before the update. I can not see any difference at all, no new shields or scans available and no mention of crypto-anything. I will say the GUI does seem to move a little faster when clicking between scans, settings, notifications and all.

I also got a new message from Avast, clicked the button to See What's Changed and it took me to this site:


The site has some links about "Free Antivirus No Strings Attached" and "A smoother faster online experience". When I click the links in each section on that site I get a 404 error. I guess it's not quite ready yet.

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I do not see any changes in the GUI at all, other than the newfangled logo:

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The updated Avast is looks to be using more RAM, which might be due to it still updating, but really is not that important:

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Maybe there will be more changes to come in the next few days. I hope Avast updates that web site soon so we can see the rest of the details on what they did in this new version.

I guess we all need to stay tuned.

C.H.
 

oldschool

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Mar 29, 2018
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Avast one stable downloaded, there is no way to remove trial and enter free version... trial is 30 days ...
From what I can tell, AVG hasn't gone down this road yet but I haven't tried going from trial to free. Still fully customizable too, though a few more annoying "important" notifications (to scare users) which may be disabled.
 
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Moonhorse

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May 29, 2018
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From what I can tell, AVG hasn't gone down this road yet but I haven't tried going from trial to free. Still fully customizable too, though a few more annoying "important" notifications (to scare users) which may be disabled.
Hope they keep avg original, its much better looking than avast one
 
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