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Captain Awesome

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May 7, 2016
Hi Avastians,

we are happy to announce new version of AVAST Antivirus (build number 12.3.2279).

It's for these products: Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security and Premier.

We introduce one new feature in this release called Passive mode, that will allow run Avast on a PC with another AV smoother. It improves a performance of such PC and solves some compatibility issues. This mode is turned on automatically if you install Avast on PC, where is installed another AV. Or user can turned it on via Settings-> Troubleshooting. Passive mode disables the resident protection but virus database is still updated and Avast is always ready to run on demand scan. All other functionality is working as usual.

What's new:

Passive mode - new compatibility mode, which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable.
Added SafeZone browser, Security browser extension and SafePrice extension to Settings->Components for better management

+ BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update
+ Randomly opening Avast UI bug
+ SafePrice browser extension component is not installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version
+ Compatibility problems with PICO(Bash) processes on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
+ Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification
+ Avast is correctly recognized in Windows Security Center after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update
+ Showing all passwords as reused in passwords list

How to install:

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

2. Or you can download and install from here:

Offline installers:

We hope you enjoy the new version!
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