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Avast Free Antivirus 2020 20.9.2434 Beta/ 20.8.2432

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Avast Free Antivirus 2020 20.9.2434 Beta/ 20.8.2432

Avast Free Antivirus software provides complete virus protection for your computer. Antivirus engine is complemented by anti-spyware, firewall and antispam modules. And they protect you against phishing schemes, identity theft and internet distributed web viruses.

The software includes a spyware detection engine to protect you from identity theft as well as viruses. Automatic updates for greater user convenience and safety.

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avast Free Antivirus is full-featured antivirus software. Better than avast free antivirus, especially for web surfing, but without the firewall and antispam included in Avast Premium Security. Also if you wish to customize your security, this is the recommended software.

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Avast Free Antivirus Features:

  • Engine: Blocks viruses and spyware
  • Cloud: Gives file reputation warnings
  • Cloud: Streams real-time updates
  • Remote: Allows assistance from a geek friend
  • SafeZone: Secures shopping and banking
  • Sandbox: Lets you surf the web virtually
  • AutoSandbox: Runs risky programs virtually
  • Boot-time scanner
  • Intelligent Scanner
  • Silent/Gaming Mode
  • Green computing

Hybrid Cloud Technologies:

  • Streaming, real-time virus database updates
  • File reputation system

Greater Usability:

  • avast! Account portal
  • Remote Assistance
  • Easy-to-use user interface
  • Customizable installation
  • Now even faster and less resource-hungry
  • Windows 10 compatible

Core Technologies:

  • Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
  • Real-time anti-rootkit protection
  • Silent Firewall (avast! Internet Security only)
  • Antispam (avast! Internet Security only)
  • avast! WebRep
  • avast! CommunityIQ

Real-time Shields – a team of 24/7 guards:

  • File System Shield
  • Mail Shield
  • Web Shield
  • P2P Shield/IM Shield
  • Network Shield
  • Script Shield
  • Behavior Shield

Other important features:

  • 64-bit support
  • Heuristics engine
  • Code emulator
  • Automatic processing
  • Smart virus definition updates
  • Fast application of updates
  • Multi-threaded scanning optimization
  • Wake-up/Scheduled scanning

Changes in Avast 2020 20.9.2434 Build 20.9.5725 Beta:

  • Leak Alerts – we are now monitoring your accounts linked to your Avast account (used for login to Avast) and you will be notified once your password leaked online

What was fixed

  • Deleting files from Virus Chest/Quarantine can no longer result in freezes or crashed
  • UI changes related to offline content
  • Ransomware dialog now contains correct information
  • Possible User Interface freeze fixed

Changes in Avast 2020 20.9.2433 Build 20.9.5709 Beta:

  • CyberCapture: results now can be found in Notification Centre
  • Password Protection: your passwords are now protected in MS Edge and Avast Secure Browser also

What was fixed

  • Scanning of autostart services – we now rescan all services started before the AV protection
  • Reading licenses from other installed products does not cause deadlock
  • JAWS screen reader – Tray menu now can be opened (Shift+F10)
  • Behavior Shield detection dialog is no longer displayed over File Shield detection dialog (double detection)

Changes in Avast 2020 20.8.2429 Build 20.8.5653:

Here are biggest improvements:

  • Improved accessibility – Our interface is now better suited for impaired users
  • Safer web browsing – Web Shield now supports scanning for threats in Google’s QUIC protocol
  • Friendlier CyberCapture – If you stumble upon a file we can’t identify, CyberCapture can send it to our ThreatLabs for a detailed analysis. We’ve updated this entire process to make it easier than ever
  • Better Remote Access Shield – Not only do we now support Windows’ Samba protocol, we’ve also added logs to show all remote connection attempts to your computer. (Avast Premium Security only)
  • Firewall recognizes VPNs – Firewall now knows when you’re using our VPN and won’t classify this as an unknown network. (Avast Premium Security only)

And here are just some of the 100+ issues we also fixed:

  • Stomped a pretty nasty UI bug that made AV pop up randomly
  • Edge case fixed where Password Protection didn’t recognize supported browsers
  • Text encoding of an exclusion created from detection dialog
  • Shredder can now properly shred read-only files
  • Fixed service crashes that happened when uninstalling the Wi-Fi Inspector component
  • Remnants of configurations are now properly stored in the registry (instead of avast5.ini)
  • Firewall no longer blocks ping (this was an edge case)
  • Fixed the excessive memory usage of process monitor caused by Behavioral Shield hooking
  • Fixed OS boot problems when running smss.exe as virtualized
  • Plugged a memory leak in RegistryChangeWatcher
  • Fixed aswToolsSvc.exe initialization issues upon version update and before OS restart
  • Fixed serviceDLL monitoring and removal
  • Repair action now properly fixes hooklib.dll
  • Remote Access Shield detection window no longer appears if you’ve disabled its notifications in settings

Changes in Avast 20.7.2425 Build 20.7.5568:

  • Signing in via Google or Facebook – If you choose one of these to sign in, we’ll now redirect you to their websites instead of doing it inside of our app
  • Fixed shield statuses – The on/off statuses for Password Protection and Remote Access Shield are now properly reflected in your UI. (Avast Premium Security only)
  • Improved performance – Your antivirus now runs even smoother thanks to tighter integrations with the Windows registry and boot optimizations
  • The incorrect yellow dashboard state after a new version was released, even though auto-updates were on
  • The incorrect “expired” dashboard status after an upgrade from free to paid [AVG only]
  • SmartScan stopping caused UI freezing in some cases
  • Firewall Public mode was not blocking ICMP responses while scanning, but now it does
  • Fixed impact of new CEF on IPM content and IDP
  • Fixes in restoring settings from backup files
  • Changing language needed you to restart, which was not intended
  • The incorrect handling of file size in virus chest was preventing more files to be added
  • Rescue disk now checks for USB drive size

Changes in Avast 20.6.2420 Build 20.6.5495:

New Features:

  • Simplified privacy settings – We’ve updated our privacy settings to make it easier to manage your privacy
  • Payment notification – If for any reason your payment fails during an automatic subscription renewal, we’ll now let you know on the main dashboard

Fixed:

  • Malfunctioned Chrome distribution upon install
  • Nasty Passive mode error (frozen UI, disabled service)
  • Some more rare Rescue Disk creation failures
  • IDP incorrectly stating that detection can/can’t be removed
  • Handle leak
  • Heap corruption fix
  • UI issues when Remote Access Shield or Real Site were disabled as custom install components
  • Tray icon misbehavior when enabling/disabling components
  • Disabling confusing Firewall toaster on Unidentified network

Changes in Avast 20.5.2415 Build 20.5.5410:

  • Introducing Remote Access Shield – Enjoy even stronger protection against hackers. This new feature lets you choose who can remotely access your computer and lets you block the rest. (Premium Security users only)
  • Ransomware Shield is now free – We’re now offering this feature to Avast Free Antivirus users to maximize their ransomware protection
  • Easier USB drive protection – We’ll now ask you to scan USB drives when you plug them into your computer. (You can also turn this off in your notification settings)
  • Improved taskbar icon – There’s no need to keep your antivirus open during scans. You can now see your scan progress from the Avast taskbar icon
  • Better botnet protection – Web Shield is even better about stopping malware from connecting to malicious servers

Things to note: 

  • We are no longer releasing new versions of Internet Security and Pro. Every Pro/IS user updated to 20.5 version will end up on Premium Security to enjoy the full feature-set of paid version.
  • Teaser for our dedicated forum users: We’ve added support for scanning Google QUIC protocol in Webshield, though it’s enabled only for some users at the moment. We plan to full scale it in the upcoming version.

…and from about 110 other smaller or larger tasks, we pick here the fixes of:

  • corner cases when Firewall was consuming too much CPU in correlation with VPS requests
  • Cleanup install detection upon switching to x64 version (Congrats to Cleanup team and sorry when the app was being offered to you even if you had it already)
  • bugs in protecting passwords stored in Firefox and Chrome that were installed after Avast AV
  • some RescueDisk failures when being created on USB
  • UI glitches for enabling/disabling shield in Protection section

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.3.2405 Build 20.3.5200:

  • New alerts – Get alerted when new devices join your network (Useful for catching both hackers and freeloading neighbors)
  • More privacy – You now have the option to be protected from shady websites even in browsers that use the DoH protocol to encrypt the Domain Name System (DNS). Premium Security users can turn this on in their Real Site settings
  • Improved Wi-Fi Inspector – We’ve updated your Wi-Fi Inspector so that it’s a lot more stable/li>

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.4.2410 Build 20.3.5185 Beta:

  • Safer web browsing – Web Shield can now block malicious sites based on their site certificates
  • Improved support – Our support team can now help you send them logs to diagnose problems.

Some other fixes:

  • Avast Firewall is now compatible with Microsoft Wireless Display adapter
  • Sleep mode works with the latest Windows Spring 2020 Update
  • Behavioral shield improvements
  • Better internal tracking of license activation errors in order to improve the activation process
  • Switching Free to Paid (and back) is now smoother
  • URL exclusions security improvements
  • …and dozens of the usual minor crashes and internal stability improvements

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.3.2404 Build 20.3.5185 Beta:

  • Edition upgrade (where only edition is changed but build remain the same) does not require OS restart
  • Random issue with freezed OS during AV edition downgrade / uninstall
  • Reading account details so name and email address are properly displayed in Menu

Known issues

  • Sensitive data shield does not show protected files in User Interface after upgrade from Free to Premium edition without restart (it is ok after the computer restart)
  • Two application crashes under specific conditions related to SecureDNS and Webshield components
  • SecureDNS component is not fully working after upgrade from Free to Premium edition without restart on MS Windows 7 (it is ok after the computer restart)

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.3.2403 Build 20.3.5164 Beta:

  • AV setup does not offer Google Toolbar installation anymore
  • Rescue disk VPS can be updated now

Fixed

  • Incorrect marketing content (related to installation instead of update) was displayed after program update in some cases
  • Unsupported localizations are removed during edition upgrade to OMNI edition since it currently supports only ENG localization
  • Getting licenses from an account, when one account logs out and another account logs in
  • Reduced number of retries for getting licenses from the server in case something fails
  • Ability to pay via Paypal
  • Issues with Firewall not running after the update from previous versions
  • Problem with repeated Ask dialogs from Firewall when “Ask” is set as the firewall policy

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.3.2402 Build 20.3.5149 Beta:

  • New logic regarding login (and creating accounts) was added. Thanks to that, Recaptcha is not necessary anymore. We added a possibility to check the entered password (via the small eye). Also, you’ll now find a new link for forgotten passwords.
  • Progress of virus scans got a new look. Check it out by navigating to Protection → Virus Scans and launch a scan of your liking!
  • Scan History got restructured and simplified.
  • SafePrice and Avast Online Security browser extensions are not installed for new installations but remain installed for existing users
  • It is possible to cancel clean installation via button from installation toaster

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.2.2401 Build 20.2.5130 Beta:

  • Fixed issue with Sensitive data shield

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.2.2400 Build 20.2.5125 Beta:

  • Fixed issue with firewall blocking PPTP and L2TP traffic
  • Fixed issue with failed installation on Windows 10 caused by windows update pending (user will be informed that he has to restart PC to successfully install AV)

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.2.2399 Build 20.2.5112 Beta:

  • Fixed UI failed to load issue
  • Fixed detection and restart dialogues
  • Fixed issue with missing post update screen
  • Fixed issue with browser category in smart scan

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.2.2398 Build 20.2.5089 Beta:

  • New premium feature Password Protection – it protects the passwords stored in Chrome or Firefox.
  • UI – we completely reworked javascript layer to speed up UI loading and be able to provide changes more quickly. Some parts are still in progress so you can expect UI issues.
  • New firewall driver

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.1.2397 Build 20.1.5069:

  • Browser extensions – Improve your browsing with our latest extensions (just open Menu > Browser extensions)
  • Fewer popups – If you already have Avast Cleanup Premium, you’ll no longer see offers for it (sorry about that!)
  • Improved statuses – The status messages you see on the main screen are now easier to understand
  • Fixed Rescue Disk – You can now use Rescue Disk again to restore your PC from advanced attacks
  • Other bug fixes – We’ve stomped dozens of other bugs to keep everything running smoothly
  • Fixed problem with logs not correctly rotating (logs had hundreds of MB in some cases)
  • Fixed issues in Smart scan that performance scan does not find any problems
  • Fixed issue with stuck Smart scan

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.1.2396 Build 20.1.5049 Beta:

  • Fixed lot of crashes reported from previous beta
  • Fixed possible deadlock of User Interface
  • Fixed conflict between Self Defense and IDauto software

Changes in Avast Free Antivirus 20.1.2395 Build 20.1.5026 Beta:

  • Browser extensions
    • Improved detection of status of browser extensions
    • Added support of detection in Opera browser
  • Update process of user interface was improved
  • Smart Scan improvements – Advanced issues – when everything is ok, we are showing “green” results instead of hidding the tab

Fixed

  • Rescue Disc is working again
  • It is now possible to export certificate in Mail Shield settings

Changes in avast Antivirus 2019 19.9.2394 Build 19.9.4824 Beta:

  • Browser extensions now available in Avast/AVG UI
  • Optimized enabling/disabling of all shields. Any feedback is appreciated
  • Many bugs and crashes fixed

What’s New in avast Antivirus 2019 19.8.2393 Build 19.8.4793:

  • Hello, menu, my new friend – Check out all the useful shortcuts we’ve added to our top-right menu
  • Goodbye, double-click – You no longer have to click twice on our popups to open or close them
  • Smarter Smart Scan – Virus scan now deals with threats automatically, so you don’t have to sit through our scans
  • “Reboot” got the boot – A redundant reboot message was fixed. A redundant reboot message was fixed
  • Firewall fix – Changing your Firewall settings will now (gasp!) actually change your Firewall settings
  • Passive Mode fix – Turning on or off Passive Mode no longer shows an infinitely spinning circle (your cat may miss this one, but you won’t)
  • Fixed crashes of UI after online installation
  • New CEF version now to render the UI (3.3626.1895)
  • Fixed crash related to running Sandbox (if double-clicked) and also fixed displaying of detection dialogs in Sandbox

Homepage – https://www.avast.com

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32 bit, 64 bit).

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7 Comments on Avast Free Antivirus 2020 20.9.2434 Beta/ 20.8.2432

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    soundping

    Sell your info. ?

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    Sloeber

    It seems that a newer version,official release, avast Antivirus 2016 12.3.2280 Final,at 10.49 AM was released.Can You check it please TIA Roger

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    Sloeber

    This tatest version is corrupt

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      Sloeber

      There is a bug in this version.This is recognized By Avast,Custo Care--> technical service

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    Sloeber

    The Link to the Free version is the online installer and not the full version.Can You correct it,T.I.A

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      Adminus

      As you wish. Download links now redirect to offline installers

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    Vjcobra

    Downloaded and installed, seems lighter and lesser false positive reported.