Avast has just released a program update to the current version 2016. Build version is 2016.11.1.2253. 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.

There is no new future, but lot of fixes and performance improvements. The major ones includes fixed Firewall driver for Windows 8 and 10 and compatible Avast extension with 64-bit Mozilla Firefox browser. Full list of changes/fixes contains:

  • FIXED Firewall Driver for Windows 8 and 10 – Fixes issues with non working Firewall on the latest Windows
  • FIXED Compatible Avast Extensions with Firefox 64-bit – All Avast extensions are now fully compatible with the latest Mozilla Firefox 64-bit
  • IMPROVED SecureLine Connects Faster – Avast SecureLine is now connecting to any server much faster using the new OpenVPN method
  • IMPROVED Passwords List Loads Faster – List of stored passwords in Avast Passwords is now loading much faster
  • FIXED SafeZone Browser Installation & Crashes – Issues during the Avast SafeZone browser installation and Pay mode have been fixed
  • NEW Phising Protection in SafeZone – SafeZone browser now contains new security extension against phising
  • FIXED Other Issues/Bugs – Tons of other issues and bugs have been fixed/resolved

You can update your Avast directly from the program interface by going to ‘Settings‘ » ‘Update‘ » ‘Program‘ » ‘Update‘. Usually Avast also prompts you with the pop-up notification to update.

New Program Update of Avast 2016 is Available for Free Download via the User InterfaceNew Program Update of Avast 2016 is Available for Free Download via the User Interface

Free Download of Avast 2016 Update (2016.11.1.2253)

For more information about the program update, checkout our full guide on ‘How to Update Your Avast Antivirus 2016 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 2016 screenshots in this article, these steps are also applicable for all Avast Antivirus solutions (i.e. also for Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, or Avast Premier) running the latest version available.

Steps are relevant for all Windows versions – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Written by Paul B. | Team GetAvast.net

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