Update - We are continuing to release VPS updates on a regular basis and devices continue to be protected from our multi-layered protection. Streaming updates are fully operational, and we're improving the frequency of the daily full updates.
Feb 7, 12:41 EST
Monitoring - VPS for Avast Business version 8.x has been released, and will follow the same update cycle as versions 9.x - 19.7. We are still working hard on returning to our regular process of issuing daily VPS updates.
Oct 23, 10:09 EDT
Update - Following the attack attempt on our network which we communicated on October 21, we thoroughly scrutinized all releases which led to the suspension of VPS updates for all Avast Business products versions 9.x - 19.7 for four days, which was an important precautionary measure to analyze them for any modified code. This is the reason for the delay in the delivery of VPS updates. We have since confirmed that the VPS updates are secure. As a second additional step, we implemented a process whereby product updates, including VPS updates, are thoroughly checked and updated every few days, instead on a daily basis. We are working hard on returning to our regular process of issuing daily VPS updates.
For around 10% of Avast Business users who are currently still using an Avast Business version 8.x, the VPS updates are on hold and undergoing rigorous inspection. We are working hard to resolve this as soon as possible.
Despite these delays, we are confident to say that all of our users are protected. Avast’s threat detection systems consist of multiple layers of security and the automatically streamed updates that are being released continuously between the aggregate VPS updates run every 3-5 minutes to deliver virus definition data, and ensure that our business and consumer users remains fully protected at all times.
Oct 23, 05:27 EDT
- We are continuing to experience issues with the delivery of our virus definitions, and are working to resolve this as soon as possible.
At this time, the most recent virus definitions have been deployed for the latest versions of Avast for Windows, Mac and Linux. We are working on bringing Avast legacy for Windows back up-to-date.
The effect here is that devices will show as out-of-date/trigger configured notifications.
Avast's threat detection systems consist of multiple layers of security and the automatically streamed updates from the rest of the systems ensure that our users are still fully protected.
In the meantime, users can temporarily disable the "virus database is out of date" notification within the Avast Business Management console as detailed here: https://kb.support.business.avast.com/GetPublicArticle?title=Turning-Off-VirusDatabase-Notifications
Oct 17, 09:33 EDT