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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 18.5.2339 Beta:

What's new:

  • Added 'restore as' option to virus chest
  • New hover tooltip on tray icon for unread notifications
  • UI should not be started after update or restart until AV service is running (this should prevent the UI 'service is not running' state)
  • New download mechanism for installation and update files
  • What was fixed:

    • Fixed - Presentation apps should not trigger 'Game was added' toasters
    • Fixed - Notification rules are not activated in FS when GM is on
    • Fixed link in systray to open License information
    • Visual fixes to chrome offer in setup
    • BSOD fixes, crash fixes
    • Fixed reporting of Firewall state to Windows Defender Security Center
    • What's New in version 18.4.3892.0 Beta:

      New desing of Wi-Fi Inspector:

      • New map of devices
      • Easier to change device type
      • Different scans for public and private networks

      What was fixed:

      • GDPR compliance: added new options in Privacy section in General Settings ( paid programs)
      • Setup: UI is now installed in second phase of setup. It should have positive impact on installation success and installation speed

      What's New in version 18.3.2330 Beta:

      New Features & Improvements:

      • New internal implementation of localization in Avast UI - opening of Avast UI is faster now
      • Passwords component has new settings

      Fixed Bugs:

      • Game Mode toaster about newly added game does not slide back
      • Network connection does not work after installation of missing FW component
      • Some components (e.g. Real Site) turned on after restart automatically although turned off permanently by user
      • Firewall blocking emails over IPv6

      What's New in version 18.1.2326:

      What's new:

      • You can now add multiple files to your Virus Chest at once
      • We now better handle opening multiple Avast windows at once
      • We've optimized scans of downloaded executable (.exe) files
      • We now warn you if you try to shut down Windows during installation to ensure your Avast installation finishes properly
      • Avast updates and installations are now more reliable thanks to our new fallback HTTPS server that kicks in if our standard servers are not reachable
      • We've added a new Anti-Exploit module for better protection against exploits, shellcode, and other malicious executable files
      • Hate being tracked online? Check out the new Avast AntiTrack offer we've added to your Privacy menu (now only in English version)

      Fixed:

      • Fixed scanning of files in your Virus Chest
      • Fixed some problems with the Outlook plugin
      • Fixed wrong text in the Recycle Bin context menu
      • Fixed the name of the Avast window in the taskbar
      • Fixed an annoying bug that minimized games every 30 minutes

      What's New in version 11.1:

      • 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
      • 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