Avast Antivirus 2021 has just received its April update, and it's an important one. In addition to the usual array of bug fixes and improvements, there are also some serious changes and additions to enjoy. Chief among these are big improvements to scanning helping to boost the overall performance of the software.
There have also been changes to the way notifications work in the app. While you, of course, want to be made aware of things that need your attention, and overload of notifications can be annoying. And it is with this in mind that the latest version of the app will no longer show you pop-up messages when you have the antivirus tool open. But it does not end there.
The all-important Rescue Disk tool can help to get you out of a sticky situation and there have been improvements here too. A key change see the addition of a portable web browser to the tool, giving you the ability to search the web – either for solutions or downloads – even when you are unable to boot into Windows.
Avast Antivirus 21.3 includes a number of fixes for problems that have been detected in the software. One of the most noteworthy is a fix for an issue which saw Passive Mode being disabled shortly after is was turned on. More details about the free and paid-for versions of the antivirus tool are available here and here.
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