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What's new in this version:

Avast Premium Security 22.7.7403.0
Major public announcement:
- Windows Recovery Environment Scan Boot Time Scan now runs inside the Windows RE, on the Avast interface! Now it's easier to take action and see what the scan finds without having to reboot again.
- Check out our new UI Store We've created a store within the interface to help with easier access to other Avast applications

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Fixed an issue where Ransomware shield would not look after protected files properly
- TLS 1.3 enabled in Mailshield
- Other important issues and bugs squashed


Avast Premium Security 22.6.7355.0
Major public announcement:
- Web Shield Websocket protocol scanning Scanning for web threats just got better! Feel safer while browsing the web anytime, as we've addded Websocket protocol scanning to webshield
- Mailshield writing too much to disk We've fixed an issue where mailshield would start writing too much data to the disk

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Fixed an issue where VirtualBox would clash with our AV
- A big thanks to ccm582 for reporting an issue with Hide Folders 5, Lubos for identifying the underlying problem and to Petr, our release boss, for coming through with resolving the issue and making sure Hide Folders 5 are aware of it, awesome stuff!
- Other important issues and bugs squashed


Avast Premium Security 22.5.7263.0
Major public announcement:
- [Premium]Email Guardian Email Protection across all your devices, ensured by Avast's Email Guardian. Right now, it's compatible with all Office365 type accounts (outlook.com, hotmail.com, msn.com, etc.) as well as any IMAP enabled Email Service.
- [Geek Area]HW Acceleration We‘ve activated a new Hardware Acceleration Feature in the geek:area and inviting advanced users to play around with it. Feel free to share any feedback with us about it, we'd really appreciate it.

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Fixed an issue with email shield detections
- Fixed an issue with booting Windows 10 (1607) where it wouldn't boot after AV installation
- Instup crash was fixed
- Other important issues and bugs squashed


Avast Premium Security 22.4.7175.0
Major public announcement:
- Improved Sensitive Data Shield You now get detailed results if Sensitive Data Shield has found anything suspicious in your files
- Manage your apps with ease You now have easier access to Blocked & Allowed apps settings for each shield feature. That way, if a suspicious app attempts to access your protected folders, webcam, or passwords, you'll get a notification and you can easily add this app to your list of blocked or allowed apps.

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Data Shredder now works properly after Premium update
- Firewall blocking rule in the UI fixed
- Other important issues and bugs squashed


Avast Premium Security 22.3.7108
- Change log not available for this version


Avast Premium Security 22.2.7013
Major public announcement:
- Firewall Rules In Firewall you can once again create application rules manually without waiting for apps to connect to the internet
- Wi-Fi Inspector is now called Network Inspector To align the feature name with our other security apps, we've renamed Wi-Fi Inspector to Network Inspector. This change is also to remind you that it can scan both wired and wireless networks
- New look of the UI We've updated our design to give you friendlier, more rounded corners

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Sandbox UI now includes app list
- Fixed some issues where the UI would not be displayed properly under some resolution settings


Avast Premium Security 22.1.6921
- Wi-Fi Inspector Password Hints - Wi-Fi Inspector can now recommend more secure passwords for your home network
- Firewall improvements in the UI - We've re-ordered the Firewall Tabs inside the interface
- Boot Time Scan Results - You'll notice how from now on you get actual results from scans even after reboots


Avast Premium Security 21.11.6809
- deadlock in importing settings from file
- conflict between two internal security components making MS Internet Explorer unable to run


Avast Premium Security 21.10.6772
Major public announcement:
- Firewall We're fully launching our new firewall to the entire userbase
- DoH SecureDNS will now get DoH capabilities, improving privacy

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Fixed the BSOD issue on x86 Windows 7 installations
- Resolved issues with high contrast themes in Windows not displaying the UI properly


Avast Premium Security 21.9.6698
Major public announcement:
- Stronger Web Shield You're now better protected from malicious websites thanks to our scanning improvements
- Better Windows 11 compatibility You're protected on the newest version of Windows, too
- Improved Passive Mode When you turn on Passive Mode, our tray icon now changes colors to show this. And now even Webcam Shield and Password Protection features will also be disabled.

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Apps with similar protocol to HTTP no longer have conflicts with WebShield
- Remote Access Shield dialogue memory issue resolved
- Uninstall Survey - we've added an improved flow for the uninstall survey which will be enabled with this new release
- Firewall improvements - only visible to a small number of users, nevertheless, we've added some improvements, including better notifications


Avast Premium Security 21.8.6586
Major public announcement:
- A new logo for Avast! — As the digital world changes, we change with it. We’re proud to unveil a new expression of our identity, reflecting our continued commitment to protecting people’s digital freedom

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Sign in more securely — We're now using OpenID, a more secure sign-in standard, to sign you in to your Avast Account
- Improved exceptions — It's now possible to add exceptions solely for Behavior Shield
- Fixed a tray icon bug — Our system tray icon now shows the proper status of shields after a PC restart
- Password Protection update - we're now protecting newly created backup files of passwords stored in the browser
- Firewall tweaks - We're now blocking switching to public profile when RDP is used


Avast Premium Security 21.7.2481
Public announcements:
- Big changes to Firewall! — We've redesigned our Firewall, improved its protection, and made it free for everyone to use. If you've got Avast Free Antivirus, you'll find your new Firewall in your Protection menu. It's already turned on and protecting you. If you've got Avast Premium Security, we've upgraded you to "Premium Firewall" to also prevent your computer from leaking sensitive info to the network and warn you if a malicious device tries to intercept your data or scan your computer via open ports.
- Unresolved threat reminders — We'll now remind you about any unresolved threats found by scan you may not have seen before your computer was last shut down
- Silent Mode fix — We've fixed a bug that prevented you from turning off Silent Mode if Do Not Disturb Mode was on
- Some more clarification about the new Firewall. Only a smaller portion of users will actually get it enabled in 21.7 release as we still want to observe it and test it a bit more before major fullscale on all userbase (of course, only those users who will actually get it are informed about it through our product on their device). You can expect the full-scale to happen in 5-8 weeks. When it comes to upcoming beta releases, all of those will already have it enabled in full.

Bug fixes and improvements for:
- Fixed an issue where ASB couldn't connect to the internet when installed along with Opera
- Fixed cases where detection dialogs were not shown for detections when apps were full-screen
- We've updated our UI renderer CEF to the latest version (ver. 4472) and plugged some security holes along the way
- Fixed an unpleasant behavior where some code components were invoked twice after the in-app cart was closed
- Fixed cases where licenses were not properly delivered with sole internet proxy
- Fixed an issue where the restart dialog was not shown when Do Not Disturb Mode was active
- Fixed an issue where clear utility did not start properly for systems that lacked SSE3 support
- Added proper context for users stuck on version 21.2 due to outdated OS and provided instructions how to update from Win7


Avast Premium Security 21.6.6446
- 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

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


Avast Premium Security 21.5.6354
- Change log not available for this version


Avast Premium Security 21.4.6266
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

Fixed:
- 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


Avast Premium Security 21.3.6164
Major public announcements:
- Better scan performance — We’ve made a lot of small performance improvements to various security components (running on background)
- Improved Rescue Disk — We’ve added a portable web browser to our Rescue Disk so you can search the web even when Windows isn’t working
- Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open
- Passive Mode fix — We’ve fixed a bug that would sometimes disable Passive Mode soon after it was turned on

Bug-fix and improvement highlights:
- Because of an expiring MS certificate for signing drivers, we had to block updates and installations of users with outdated/unpatched versions of Win7 (up to KB3033929). Unless they update their OS, they will stay on 21.2 version.
- Implemented Countdown (auto-close) of Cyber Capture dialogs
- Additional Rescue Disk improvements (postponing toolkit installation until MSI installation finishes, adding retries to downloading RCD files, etc.)
- Fixed cases when both our Firewall and Windows firewall were running simultaneously
- Fixed issue where the restart dialog didn’t appear in Silent Mode
- Fixed issues where our uninstall survey was not displayed
- Fixed issue when the UI didn’t show the correct state of IDP (Behavioral Shield) features
- Some of those scan optimizations mentioned in our public release notes include: Startup, registry callbacks, behavioral events, on-exec DLLs scanning, identified opportunities to skip some scans, etc.)


Avast Premium Security 21.2.6096
- Introducing Hack Alerts — From now on, we’ll warn you if any passwords linked to your email address were compromised in a hack or a leak. (Just sign in to Avast Account within antivirus)
- New performance report tool — If you encounter any performance issues on your PC and you suspect we're the culprit, you can now send us a report so we can investigate the issue (Just go to Settings > Troubleshooting > Record a performance problem)

Fixed and improved:
- AV DNS finally no longer conflicts with our VPN solution
- Fixed product toasters that stole window’s focus
- Arranged for the proper order of dialogs in various alert-dialog flows (for reporting false positives, when the main UI is open, etc.)
- Fixed an issue where Passwords Protection (a Premium feature) was turned off for some users
- Fixed some rare cases where user settings weren’t stored properly during product updates
- Fixed rare problems with WebShield and HTTP/2 HPACK compression


Avast Premium Security 21.1.5968
This time we put a lot of care into our detections and alerts:
- More informative threat alerts — If you get an alert, click ‘See details’ to see what type of threat it is (e.g., adware, ransomware, scam, etc.) and a brief description
- Tidier threat alerts — If you ever run into multiple threats at once, you'll no longer be bombarded with one alert after another. Instead, we've combined these into a single alert according to the shield that detected them
- New detection category — You can now choose to detect or ignore ‘Tools’ like coinminers, game cheats, and key generators as a separate category in your virus scans and core shields
- Alert ID — Every threat alert now includes a unique ID in the bottom-left corner. If you ever share a screenshot with our support team, this ID will help them to identify your problem
- Improved PUP detections— We're now even better at identifying PUPs (potentially unwanted programs that often come bundled with other apps), so we've enabled PUP detection by default. (This will be rolled out continuously and not everyone will have it on straight away - so if you want to be in control yourself just go to Settings > Basic protection > Detections.)

Fixed:
- Patched Sandbox escape method (along with silent updates to previous AV versions)
- Fixed some unwanted merging of old / default avast5.ini configuration
- Fixed a rare bug that closed the UI when you changed the AV language
- Silenced some background network scans in case they weren't required
- Arranged for a more thorough uninstall (BugReport file is no longer left over)
- Implemented Remote Access Shield conflict warnings in Passive Mode
- Fixed an issue where detection dialogs were stuck behind the main UI when opened
- ...and many other fixes and improvements


Avast Premium Security 20.10.5824
New:
- Expanded Password Protection - We now protect your passwords in the beta versions of browsers, too. (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and AVG Secure Browser - Premium Security Only)
- Rescue Disk improvements - Windows 7 users can celebrate knowing this feature works for them again, and we've improved its performance and made sure it properly cleans up related .DLLs for all users
- Bug stomping - Just the usual bug fixes that keep your antivirus going strong

Here are some examples of the bugs we stomped:
- Restart PC dialogue no longer ignores the "Next century" reminder. (Just wait and see…)
- Fixed driver incompatibility with HVCI (AV installation now works when Windows Core Integrity memory isolation is on)
- Cleaned our code to remove obsolete pre-alpha and legacy licensing components
- UI now opens properly on scan results after an Explorer scan finishes (was not behaving properly with UI minimized)
- Fixed a crash that happened in log viewer when logs were too large
- Improved service stability by properly terminating some thread-hooks
- We now allow removing services without exe/dll file (fileless service)
- Got rid of unnecessary reboot required after specific types of detections


Avast Premium Security 20.9.5758
New:
- CyberCapture results - Miss a notification? Now in your notification center, you can see all results for suspicious files you’ve sent to our Threat Labs
- More versatile Password Protection - Along with Chrome and Opera, we now support Microsoft Edge and, our personal favorite, Avast Secure Browser (Premium Security only)
- Vote for features - Vote for your favorite premium features, or submit your ideas for new ones. Simply go to Menu > About and let us know your preference (Premium Security only)
- Performance improvements - Your antivirus components should now load even faster thanks to simultaneous loading of our main service and VPS

Improvements:
- Moved Do Not Disturb module to separate “tools” service for better performance
- Minor accessibility adjustments (e.g., added tray shortcuts, improved confirmation dialogs when disabling shields, etc.)
- Corrected some issues with Sensitive Data Shield on x86 systems
- Sensitive Data Shield also now protects manually added files without having to restart your PC
- Fixed minor bug so Behavior Shield doesn’t duplicate detections already covered by File Shield
- Fixed a rare case where Firewall would trigger an ask dialog for already stopped processes
- Fixed a rare case where switching languages could fail
- Fixed some licensing hiccups with Cleanup and VPN wallet keys when being activated by AV
- Optimized scanning of QUIC connections
- ...and about 100 others


Avast Premium Security 20.8.5684
- Change log not available for this version


Avast Premium Security 20.8.5653
- Change log not available for this version


Avast Premium Security 20.7.5568
- Change log not available for this version


Avast Premium Security 20.6.5495
- Change log not available for this version


Avast Premium Security 20.5.5410
- Change log not available for this version


Avast Premium Security 20.4.5312
New:
- 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


Avast Premium Security 20.3.5200
- SecureDNS now fully works after upgrade from Free to Premium without restart
- Firewall now fully works after upgrade from Free to Premium without restart
- Two application crashes under specific conditions related to SecureDNS and Webshield components
- Firewall blocks Microsoft Wireless Display feature


Avast Premium Security 20.2.5130
- Password Protection: this new feature automagically secures passwords saved in your browsers. Find it in your Privacy menu (Premium Security only)
- New statistics: check out your security stats by clicking My statistics in the top-right menu
- Improved Firewall: we’ve added more fire to the wall for better stability (Premium Security only)
- Bug fixes: we've stomped a few pesky bugs to keep things running smoothly


Avast Premium Security 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

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