CHANGELOG

icon_avira-antivirus Avira Antivirus for Windows

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Version 15.0.43



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General Information

Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.43. has been released on November 12th, 2018.



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Improvements

  • This update does not contain improvements.


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Bug fixes

  • Fixed Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) handling.

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Version 15.0.42



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General Information

Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.42.11 has been released on October 24th, 2018.



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Improvements

  • This update does not contain improvements.


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Bug fixes

  • License issue fixed when using a multi-product license.

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Version 15.0.41



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General Information

Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.41.77 has been released on October 15th, 2018.



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Improvements

  • Device Protection is disabled by default for new installations.
  • Real-time Protection: Monitoring Network drives is active by default for a new installation.


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Bug fixes

  • Fixed grey state in user interface after successful update.
  • Stabilization fixes in: WMI, Scanner, Guard (including the report from Egosecure).
  • Fixed a non-upgradable system to latest Win10 insider builds.
  • Fixed critical privilege-escalation vulnerability.

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Version 15.0.40 (Hotfix)



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General Information

Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.40 has been released on September 3rd, 2018.

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This update requires a reboot, except for server products.
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Improvements

  • Critical security and stability fixes.
  • Removed legacy AskToolbar support from Avira Free Antivirus.


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Bug fixes

  • Fixed self-protection of Antivirus installation directory.
  • Fixed a vulnerability of privilege escalation during quarantine restore.
  • Fixed stability of WmiPrvSe.exe service.

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Version 15.0.39



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General Information

Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.39.5 has been released on August 21st, 2018.

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This update requires a reboot when updating from version 15.0.38, except for server products.
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Improvements

  • The contrast in the user interface color scheme has been optimized.


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Bug fixes

  • Fixed Windows Security Center's status in the penultimate Windows-7 versions.

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Version 15.0.38



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General Information

Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.38.15 has been released on August 16th, 2018.

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This update requires NO reboot if the update occurs from the previous version 15.0.37.326.
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Improvements

  • The Antivirus Pro version has now in the main user interface two new features:

    • Ransomware protection
    • Protection Cloud Plus


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    Bug fixes

    • Minor fixes.

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    Version 15.0.37



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.37.326 has been released on August 07th, 2018.

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    This update requires a reboot, except for server products.
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    Improvements

    • The functionality 'Other modules' has been removed from the status page.
    • Implementation of a new ON/OFF checkbox for the “ScanAllPorts” feature.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed “avguard.exe” crashes due to MSVCR120.dll.
    • Fixed frequently full scan crashes.
    • Fixed sporadic Web Guard crashes.

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    Version 15.0.36



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.36.211 has been released on July 03rd, 2018.

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    This update requires no reboot!
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    Improvements

    • This update does not include improvements.


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    Bug fixes

    • IPM fix.
    • BSOD fixes.

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    Version 15.0.36 Hotfix



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.36.176 has been released on May 23th, 2018.

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    Improvements

    • Implemented GDPR compliance.


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    Bug fixes

    • This update does not include bug fixes.

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    Version 15.0.36 Hotfix



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.36.169 has been released on May 8th, 2018.

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    Improvements

    • This update does not include any improvements.


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    Bug fixes

    • Critical BSOD fixes.

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    Version 15.0.36



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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.36.163 has been released on April 26th, 2018.

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    Improvements

    • Reworked the quarantine user interface.
    • License expiration warning status bar.
    • Better support of default system proxy configuration.
    • Simplified uninstallation dialog.
    • New WMI status functionality.
    • Indonesian localization.
    • Improved WSC behavior.


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    Bug fixes

    • Issues in Connect client / antivirus interaction.
    • Silent installations continues even if license is not available.
    • B2B installations will not show the connect client after dismissing Antivirus user interface password prompt.
    • Security fixes and crashes from Support.
    • Critical BSOD fixes.

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    Version 15.0.34 Hotfix



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.34.23 has been released on February 13th, 2018.

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    Improvements

    • Hotfix for Local Decider Improvements.
    • Increased local decider detection behavior.


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    Bug fixes

    • This update does not contain bug fixes.

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    Version 15.0.34 Hotfix



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.34.20 has been released on February 08th, 2018.

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    Improvements

    • Hotfix for Releasing Windows 10 RS4 compatible drivers.
    • Certify RS4 compatibility.


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    Bug fixes

    • This update does not contain bug fixes.

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    Version 15.0.34 Hotfix



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.34.17 has been released on January 04th, 2018.

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    Improvements

    • This update does not contain improvements.


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    Bug fixes

    • Hotfix for Windows Security Update.

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    Version 15.0.34



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.34.16 has been released on December 12nd, 2017.

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    Improvements

    • Implementation of the time triggered survey.
    • Hide expiration date for subscription licenses.
    • Early license renewal status bar.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed: Process exclusion does not work.
    • Fixed: Vulnerability - Local Privilege Escalation in Avira Free AntiVirus by abusing NTFS Directory Junctions.

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    Version 15.0.33



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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.33.24 has been released on November 16nd, 2017.

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    Improvements

    • Improved the loading speed of the new Antivirus user interface.
    • Added licensing information into the new Antivirus user interface.
    • Offer a renew button to the new Antivirus user interface


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed several issues when using the new Antivirus user interface.
    • Vulnerability - Unprotected INFECTED folder offers file injection.
    • Fixed detection slide-up on Windows 10 Redstone 3.
    • Fixed some issues for the Device Protection.
    • Fixed Real Time Protection problem when loading games from roblox.

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    Version 15.0.32 Hotfix



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.32.12 has been released on October 13nd, 2017.


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    Improvements

    • Enhance license information shown in new user interface to display expiration date, serial number and license owner.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed Real-Time Protection crash on extremely high file I/O.

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    Version 15.0.32



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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.32.6 has been released on October 2nd, 2017.


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    Improvements

    • Added possibility to new user interface to open the License-manager.
    • Updated new user interface elements.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed font issues in Japanese language.
    • Fixed date display issues in Activity view.
    • Fixed updating status correctly in Windows Defender Security Center (in Redstone 3).

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    Version 15.0.31



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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.31 has been released on September 21th, 2017.



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    Improvements

    • New user interface has been enabled for all customers.


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    Bug fixes

    • Stability bug fixes for several Real-Time Protection crashes.
    • Bug fixes for new user interface.

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    Version 15.0.30



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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.30 has been released on August 28th, 2017.



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    Improvements

    • New user interface.
    • Offers possibility to update from Local Update Mirror.


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    Bug fixes

    • AV Control Center not to display the Expiration Date of the Licence.
    • Fixed Devices that are not visible when DeviceProtection is enabled or disabled.
    • Fixed Webguard crashes - MSVCR120.dll.

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    Version 15.0.29



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.29.32 has been released on August 09th, 2017.



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    Improvements

    • Driver installation is now performed silently.


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    Bug fixes

    • Enhanced Self-protection to prohibit further attacks of ELEX malware.
    • Fixed BSOD in Device Protection Driver.
    • Fixed vulnerability "Privilege escalation via avscan.exe's "Report" feature".
    • Fixed Guard crash while loading the engine.
    • Fixed Updater crash.
    • Control Center is displaying no license information if "Avira Prime" license is used.
    • Rollback fix for prevent showing IPM several times a day in order to fix missing Welcome IPM.

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    Version 15.0.28



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.28.28 has been released on July 10th, 2017.



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    Improvements

    • Quick System Scan runs invisible in the background and informs the user only by malware detection.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed Updater flow on server operating systems.
    • Fixed advertisement issue to not be shown every two hours.
    • Fixed Real-Time Protection crashes in special circumstances when loading the engine.

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    Version 15.0.27



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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.27.34 has been released on June 13th, 2017.

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    Improvements

    • The exception list for Scanner and Guard has been unified.
    • Give the user the option to add files to exclusion list when restoring from quarantine.
    • Reduced installation time by minimum 15% for all products.
    • Adjusted handling of detection's if configured action is unknown for right-click scan scenarios.
    • Enabled Cloud access for right-click scan scenarios.
    • Reboot behavior for updates can be configured for Antivirus-Server.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed several bugs in Device Protection.
    • Fixed several bugs for the new Scanner.
    • Fixed three seldom occurring Real-Time Protection crashes.
    • Fixed Antivirus crash in special circumstances.
    • Changed quick-scan behavior using the combined exception list.
    • Fixed frozen system during Antivirus setup.
    • A "Disable" call does not snooze in the Real-Time Protection anymore but does set the WSC state to “Off”.

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    Version 15.0.26



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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.26.48 has been released on April 27th, 2017.



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    Improvements

    • Rework the user interface flow of update in case predictable reboots.
    • New Scanner (shell extension scanner) writes specific warnings from AIRS, Engine and LocalDecider into the scanner log file (separate log files for each scan session).
    • New Scanner users can scan their EFS-encrypted files.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed AVIRA IPC Server Multiple Out-of-bounds Write Vulnerabilities.
    • Improved process protection for scanui.exe. (It was possible to kill scanui.exe with Process Protection option active).
    • Several New Scanner (shell extension scanner) fixes.
    • Fixed unresponsive system due to Real-Time Protection re-initialization.
    • Fixed possible hanging / frozen system on Windows 10 RS1 if Antivirus is installed.
    • Fixed Real-Time Protection crash on Windows 10 RS2.
    • Improved IPM handling in special circumstances.

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    Version 15.0.25.1



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.25.171 has been released on March 21th, 2017.



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    Improvements

    • Support Avira Prime licenses. (Expiration date related user interface elements are not displayed for the Avira Prime license type)
    • Improved IPM handling in special circumstances.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed system freezes after reboot.

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    Version 15.0.25



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    General Information

    Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 15.0.25.154 has been released on February 21th, 2017.



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    Improvements

    • The new scanner (shell extension scanner) is reporting product events (EventDB) similar to the old scanner.
    • The new scanner (shell extension scanner) is reporting Windows events similar to the old scanner.
    • Changed "Send Feedback" in the user interface to the new tableau backend.


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    Bug fixes

    • Fixed WER bug reported by Microsoft.
    • Improved internal communication.
    • More reliable event notification trigger via WMI.
    • Avira Guard caused unresponsive system due to guard re-initialization.

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  • Created : Monday, July 21, 2014
  • Last updated: Monday, November 12, 2018
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