New avast! Will Be Compatible With Windows 8.1
UPDATE (2013-08-11): avast! program update version 8.0.1496 is officialy released - check this post 'Update…
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:
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.
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