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icon_avira-phantom-vpn Avira Phantom VPN for Windows

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Version 2.7.1

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows, version 2.7.1.26756 has been released on March, 29th, 2017.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • Assesment to indetify security conscious customers.
  • WiFi management.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Misleading names when uninstalling VPN in "Programs and Features".
  • “Drag & Drop” icons are enabled in the notification window.
  • AutoConnect does not work in the free VPN version.
  • Wireless icon is not displayed in the free VPN version.
  • VPN cannot synchronize the authorization.
  • The connection to the server is not possible due to an expired access token.

 

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Version 2.6.1

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows, version 2.6.1.20906 has been released on February, 22nd, 2017.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • License renewal improvement. The License expiration date will be shown in the user interface if it is less than 30 day and subscription is not enabled.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Phantom VPN: Fatal Error. Avira.WebAppHost.
  • Wrong displayed days after disconnection.
  • Object reference is not set to an instance of an object.
  • Server connection error when switching untrusted Wi-Fi connections with the AutoConnect feature enabled.
  • Wireless connection is ignored if the connection was established before the start of the VPN service.

 

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Version 2.5.1

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows, version 2.5.1.27035 has been released on February, 9th, 2017.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • Implemented additional diagnostic data for Open VPN
  • Added customer segmentation. (Travelers)
  • Sentry improvements.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • The after install page is missing.
  • Cannot connect to open VPN management interface.
  • Update fails while restarting service with open VPN user interface.
  • Wi-Fi auto connect notification is not displayed after VPN restart.
  • Error “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” is displayed while VPN runs.

 

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Version 2.4.3

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows, version 2.4.3.30556 has been released on January, 19th, 2017.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • Security improvements for 3rd party binaries. Devcon replaced with our own binary named TapInstall.
  • Implemented keyboard shortcuts for region selection and other basic tasks.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Error message “Location Unknown” and product downgrade from Pro to Free.
  • Blocked internet connection if VPN stopped or crashed. (Killswitch inactive)
  • VPN switch off and on with unknown error and without Internet connection.
  • VPN cannot establish connection.
  • VPN does not work anymore if the Tap driver has been deleted.

 

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Version 2.2.1

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows, version 2.2.1.20599 has been released on December 22nd, 2016.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • This update does not include improvements.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • VPN disconnects automatically after a connection attempt.
  • The About Phantom VPN button redirects to a broken link when the system language is set on Estonian.
  • The Network is blocked if the user uninstalls VPN, while VPN is connected and the Kill-Switch feature is enabled.
  • Serviio does not work reliable.
  • Avira Phantom VPN service keeps crashing.
  • Serviio auto discovery does not work if client and VPN are connected on the same machine.

 

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Version 2.1.2

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows, version 2.1.2.29446 has been released on December 15th, 2016.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • New Avira icons.
  • Incoming connections in local network are not blocked.
  • Updated product to use latest ACP implementation.
  • Upgrade page is shown when the user tries to activate Pro feature.
  • Second action in the VPN notifications is underlined.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Phantom VPN Pro shows "Unlimited traffic", and displays the "Buy unlimited traffic" button instead of "Secure my connection".
  • Notification is now shown when connecting to untrusted Wi-Fi Network.
  • VPN does not allow to connect to any application using localhost (127.0.0.1)
  • Unable to update. Error message: "Update package is not authentic".
  • Access token is not retrieved when refresh token is invalid.

 

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Version 2.0.2

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows, version 2.0.2.26813 has been released on November 21th, 2016.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • A Kill switch feature has been implemented (Network connection is blocked if VPN drops unexpected).
  • New GUI Dark theme for Pro users.
  • The local network traffic remains unblocked when VPN is connected.
  • A notification message is displayed when the Pro license has been activated.
  • A notification message is displayed if an update includes new features.
  • Sorry to see you leave page is displayed during uninstallation process.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Warnings in logs.
  • Update from version 1.6 to 1.7 fails due to unreplaceable old files.
  • VPN does not allow to connect to any application using localhost (127.0.0.1).
  • Kill-switch does not block network and internet connection.

 

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Version 1.8.1

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows, version 1.8.1.23778 has been released on October 26th, 2016.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • VPN quick actions for Avira Connect.
  • User is asked for feedback after the first connection.
  • Updated to OpenVPN 2.3.12.
  • User is notified when his secure traffic is almost ended.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • VPN on Windows 10 cannot connect.
  • Pro user cannot secure his connection when he has reached the traffic limit using the tray icon.
  • User interface (UI) is not changed to pro version when user logs in with pro license but only when UI is reopened.
  • Pro features can be enabled just by unchecking the HTML files in UI.
  • Changing the VPN-Network-adapter name prevents Phantom from connecting.
  • If the Case UDP connection fails the Launcher communication is blocked.
  • Warning in log file about invalid registry string.
  • After the uninstallation of VPN 1.4.1. the download of VPN 1.6.1. Ooccurs an error.
  • Crash of Avira.VpnService.exe.
  • License downgrade from pro to registered user or from register to free user.
  • Notifications are not always displayed.
  • Notification window does not appear when the connection drops and “killswitch” is active.
  • Crash of Avira.WebAppHost.exe after starting VPN in several accounts.
  • 1GB traffic falls back to 500MB for registered users.
  • Unable to connect to the service.
  • Traffic limit reached is shown every time when service starts.
  • Notification window buttons is not centered.

 

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Version 1.7.2

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN, version 1.7.2.27131 has been released on October 19th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • Untrusted Wi-Fi network is automatically enabled In the Pro version.
  • The main Network Adapter has been improved.

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BUG FIXES

  • Crash of Avira.VpnService.exe.
  • The traffic is not refreshed after the sleep mode.
  • VPN service cannot start.
  • Error message “Internal error: Failed to connect to the service”.
  • Free version does not save the traffic.
  • Value is displayed instead of the output.


 

 

Version 1.6.1

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN, version 1.6.1.17854 has been released on September 20th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The user settings have been migrated to program data.
  • A monthly subscription includes also support.
  • User is notified when the traffic limit has been reached.
  • Implementation of welcome notification.
  • Open VPN has been updated to version 2.3.11.

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BUG FIXES

  • A purchased VPN Pro version remains Free version after installation.
  • The user token is not removed with the uninstallation.
  • Sentry contains messages which are not grouped correctly.
  • The remaining traffic is not calculated correctly.
  • The VPN does not connected after resuming from sleep mode.
  • The virtual location is only saved when clicking the exit button.
  • VPN disconnect event is sent to often.
  • Some paths are hard coded to Avira folder.
  • Installed German version contains English text.
  • A Desktop icon is created with every update.
  • VPN does not create the virtual adapter.
  • The welcome notification appears if the user is pressing Connect within popup time out.
  • The Website “whoer.net” is detecting the German server as infected.
  • VPN service does not start.
  • IP address is not hidden.
  • Outdated Open VPN version.
  • Adjust the welcome notification in update scenario.
  • Every time VPN disconnects the message “Fatal error” is displayed.


 

 

Version 1.5.2

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN, version 1.5.2.25975 has been released on September 1st, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • A notification is displayed when connecting to an unknown Wi-Fi network.
  • A notification is displayed if VPN was not in use for a certain period of time (14 days).

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BUG FIXES

  • The product is using the latest Open VPN version.
  • VPN Disconnect event is sent properly.
  • Events are sent even on disabled "Send Diagnostics" feature.
  • Connect button issue solved.
  • Solved issue when traffic limit reached.
  • Validating issues between Online Essentials token and VPN backend solved.
  • The region list is shown empty at missing network connection.


 

 

Version 1.2.0

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN, version 1.2.0.20046 has been released on June 21st, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • Implementation of a 'feedback' and 'support' button.

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BUGFIXES

  • The German „About Phantom VPN“ link redirects now to the corresponding page.


 

 

Version 1.1.5

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN, version 1.1.5.22031 has been released on June 1st, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • Additional language support:

    Spanish
    French
    Italian
    Japanese
    Dutch
    Polish
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Russian
    Turkish
    Chinese (Traditional)
    Chinese (Simplified)

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BUG FIXES

  • This update does not contain bugfixes.


 

 

Version 1.1.4

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN, version 1.1.4.16584 has been released on May 4th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • This update does not contain improvements.

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BUG FIXES

  • License downgrade from Pro to Register or from Register to Free.
  • Service hang while updating from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2.


 

 

Version 1.1.1

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Phantom VPN, version 1.1.1.23966 has been released on April 25th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • Automatically secure untrusted Wi-Fi networks.

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BUGFIXES

  • Fixed licensing issues (license changes from Pro to Registered).


 

 

Avira Phantom VPN Release
  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

    Avira Phantom VPN, version 1.1.58.35540 has been released on March 22nd, 2016 in German and English.

    Avira Phantom VPN provides users with a personal VPN (Virtual Private Network) to automatically encrypt data transferred over any Wi-Fi network.

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  3. FEATURES
    • Web anonymity
      Changes your IP address.

    • Secure encryption
      Protects your private communications.

    • Unblock content
      Watch your favorite shows from anywhere.

    • Fast VPN
      Runs silently in the background.

    • No logs
      Avira does not monitor what websites you visit.

    • Easy to use
      On. Off. On. Off. It’s that simple.

    • Simultaneous connections
      Connect as many devices as you like.

    • Unlimited bandwidth
      For premium customers.

    • Free Tech Support
      For premium customers.

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  5. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Supported Platforms
    • Windows 7 and later
    • Android 4.0.3 and later
    • Mac
    • iOS


 

 

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