As we were already informed you couple weeks ago ‘New avast! Will Be Compatible With Windows 8.1‘. Finally the program update is released and you can get the Windows 8.1 compatibility by updating your avast! antivirus.

Official version number is 8.0.1497. That will fix all the compatibility issues of avast! antivirus and latest Windows 8.1. Program update is ready for all avast! core products, i.e. Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, and Premier.

Here’s the evidence. You can easily check if you have the latest avast! version by going into ‘MAINTENANCE’ tab, and section ‘Update’ of your avast! antivirus.

avast! Program Update 8.0.1497 is Here - Maintenance Tabavast! Program Update 8.0.1497 is Here – Maintenance Tab

Besides the compatibility issues fix there are also a few more improvements including

  • Fixed issues in virtualization module (including other x64 platform fixes)
  • Fixed issues in Script shield
  • Outlook plugin fixes

If you aren’t sure how to do so, just check our handy guide ‘How to Update Your avast! Antivirus to 2013‘.

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

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  1. tim Reply

    i cant open avast after downloading latest premier. says that it is running but can not open the program. i have windows 8.1

  2. kodl Reply

    It did NOT fix ANYTHING! Avast 8.0.1497 is STILL INCOMPATIBLE with Windows 8.1!!!! Do not BS people!

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