Few days ago Avast has announced a new version (update) release for Avast 2016. Build version is 2016.11.2.2261. As always with Avast, you can update to the latest version completely for freeIf you are not interested in the update details, you can go directly to download links.

The biggest highlight is the new free product Avast SafeZone Browser, about which we have already informed few days ago. It used to be only in the premium versions (Pro Antivirus, Internet Security and Premier) but nowadays it’s available also in Free Antivirus. Besides that it contains lot of improvements and bug fixes.

Full list of changes/fixes contains:

  • NEW SafeZone Browser – Web browser SafeZone now comes with all Avast antivirus solutions and is automatically installed when you update/install. If you are not interested about SafeZone check our guide ‘How to Uninstall/Remove SafeZone Browser
  • NEW Automatic Program Updates – From now on the program updates are silent and fully automatic (can be changed in Settings » Update)
  • IMPROVED Faster Boot – Windows are now booting faster due to Avast performance optimization
  • FIXED Firewall on Windows 7 – Issues with Firewall on Windows 7 have been fixed
  • FIXED Postpone Restart – Postpone command on the restart dialog has been fixed
  • FIXED Pay Mode in SafeZone – Start of Pay Mode in SafeZone browser has been fixed

You can update your Avast directly from the program interface by going to settings (cog wheel icon in the top-right corner of Avast user interface) » ‘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 (Version 2016.11.2.2261)

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 2018 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 (including Anniversary Update).

Written by Paul B.

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