Avast has just released new December update to the Avast Antivirus 2018, it is obviously the last program update in 2017. Build version is 17.9.2322. As always with Avast, you can update to the latest version completely for free. If you are not interested in the update details, you can go directly to download links.

The last update was mainly focused on bug fixing, but also comes with lots of user interface improvements. Probably the biggest ones are completely redesigned sections Scans and Shields. Also, Avast Passwords component has been completely overhauled and looks more user-friendly. Note the Virus Chest has been also redesigned in the October program update. In terms of bug fixing, a lot of fixed issues are related to Windows XP (yes, Avast still officially supports Windows XP).

Unfortunately, the update comes also with one big disappointment. As a part of the Scan section redesign, the user’s favorite Quick Scan has been removed. Although you can still setup Quick Scan-like scan via Custom Scan.

Overall the update seems stable and we definitely recommend to perform it. If you are not sure how to update your Avast, please follow our step-by-step guide.

The full list of changes/fixes contains:

  • NEW Shred Files in Recycle Bin (Premier only) – Files in Recycle Bin can be now shredded (meaning deleted for good with no option to restore) via contextual menu
  • NEW In-app Feedback Form – You can now easily submit any feedback or bugs to Avast developers through Settings » About Avast » Submit feedback (see screenshot below)
  • IMPROVED Scans & Shields – Scan and Shields sections have been completely overhauled to be more user friendly (see screenshot below). Quick Scan has been removed
  • IMPROVED Passwords – Whole Avast Passwords component has been redesigned (see screenshot below)
  • IMPROVED Windows Security Center – More detailed status reporting to Windows Security Center in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • IMPROVED False Positives Reporting – FPs can be now reported directly from the threat detected dialog (File Shield detections only, web sites still needs to be reported manually)
  • FIXED White UI – Fixed a problem with white UI (you might see more processes AvastUI.exe now, but that’s OK)
  • FIXED Windows XP – Various fixes related to Windows XP compatibility (Sensitive Data Shield, Anti-Phishing Protection
  • FIXED Others – Many other bug fixes and small design improvements

Avast 2018 December Update Screenshots

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Home Screen

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Home Screen

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Scans Overview

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Scans Overview

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Core Shields Overview

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Core Shields Overview

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Passwords

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Passwords

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Submit Feedback Form

Avast Free Antivirus 2018 December Update – Submit Feedback Form

Free Download of Avast 2018 December Update (17.9.2322)

For more information about the program update, check out our full guide on ‘How to Update Your Avast Antivirus 2018 for Free‘. Alternatively you can download the latest installer from the official Avast servers using the links below.

You can install the latest version on the top of your current one. There is no need to uninstall it first.

Additional Notes

Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2018 and Avast Premier 2018 screenshots in this article, new version is available for all Avast Antivirus solutions (i.e. also for Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, or Avast Premier).

Avast 2017 should be compatible with all Windows versions – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Please note it’s still just a beta version and probably contains lot of bugs. We recommend installing it on the Virtual Machine.

Source: Official Avast Forum

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