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Alexandru_BD
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edited June 2022 in Security Research Team

Bitdefender ensures the best cyber-security available on the market and offers a wealth of features designed to keep your devices safe. Upgrading to the newest version is possible without following the manual uninstall and reinstall procedure. More exactly, the new product including new features and major product improvements is delivered via product update and, if you already have an active Bitdefender subscription, the product gets automatically updated. Our company policy is to offer all our customers free upgrades to the latest Bitdefender product available on the market for the remaining days of their subscription period. These upgrades are rolled out automatically during the early weeks of a new release.

If your Bitdefender doesn’t have the same build number, keep in mind that product updates are rolling out gradually to all customers, and your PC may not have the live build just yet. Once the staged rollout update reaches 100%, it is automatically downloaded and installed. Then, Bitdefender will recommend a system restart to get the latest benefits included in the new version.

The What's new window will display information about new features and improved ones. This window will be activated in the dashboard only for major updates.

On this thread I will post notable changes for new releases and bug fixes in the consumer products, as soon as they become available.

For discussions related to the product updates, please use this thread here.

Thank you.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    An update has also been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security (Android), but with no notable changes.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited May 2022
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    An update has been released for Bitdefender Virus Scanner with the following notable changes: 

    • improved the scanning and signatures update process
    • removed macOS 10.9 support 

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited May 2022
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    A new update is available for Bitdefender home user products with the following notable changes: 

    • extend update without restart capabilities (more situations in which it won't ask for restart)
    • update CEF to version 100

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    An update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android with the following notable change:

    • Added dark mode (you can find it in Settings > Theme)

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone for Android with the following notable changes:

    • implemented connect to specific cities for a few locations: Canada - Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver / UK - London, Manchester / US - Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Phoenix, Portland, San Jose, Seattle, Washington (more to be added);
    • fixed: IP was not displayed after connecting
    • fixed: VPN state got stuck in an infinite loop when internet was down while connecting

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - 26.0.16.69 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Fixed: Bitdefender accesses hard disks 1 hour after boot: In some cases, 1 hour after system booted into Windows, BD (more specifically bdservicehost.exe) began a scan of system drives which lasted about 10 minutes and then stopped. There were multiple reports on this matter and the developers worked closely with the support teams and gathered consistent feedback from the community as well, to resolve this issue. More context and reports can be found here: https://community.bitdefender.com/en/discussion/comment/307349
    • ✔️Fixed: Premium Security displayed the Wallet in SafePay: as Password Manager is included by default in the Premium suite, the Wallet should no longer be displayed in the Safepay browser.
    • ✔️Fixed: On demand scans not starting as expected. Scheduled scans were not applied in some cases. Reports received in the community can be found the threads below:

    https://community.bitdefender.com/en/discussion/comment/308550

    https://community.bitdefender.com/en/discussion/comment/307780

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for iOS - 6.2.3 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: Sign in with Google was not working as expected after creating account. Sign in remained in a loading state.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited June 2022
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    Hi,

    Just following up on the latest update status, I hereby confirm that it has been successfully deployed for all users, as the rollout finished yesterday.

    Cheers

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited June 2022
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - 26.0.18.74 with the following notable changes:

    ✔️Fixed: Update Error 1016 - error encountered randomly during product update.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Password Manager for macOS 1.1.4 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Deployment for Safari Password Manager extension
    • ✔️Added an option to remember the Vault password, "remember me"
    • ✔️Other minor fixes

    The long awaited and frequently requested "remember me" feature was introduced today as well, for all extensions:


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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Mobile Security for Android - 3.3.174.2005 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Fixed: Scam Alert service was still running after turned off
    • ✔️Minor improvements for validated emails in Account Privacy window

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for the VPN - 25.5.4.50 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Fixed: Slowdowns and connectivity issues reported after the latest VPN update
    • ✔️Fixed: High CPU usage in Firefox while Bitdefender VPN connected

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for the Parental Control - 1.4.0.671 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: In-Product name updated from Parental Advisor to Parental Control

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Mobile Security for Android - 3.3.174.2009 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Fixed: Web Protection - not all the supported browsers were visible in the list
    • ✔️Adaptations implemented to ensure full functionality of Anti-Theft remote lock v2 on Android 11 and above. A visual cue informing that there's an issue with Remote Lock, whenever the device doesn't have a lock method enabled.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - 26.0.18.75 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: "Services are not responding" error shown randomly in the last few days. The error was displayed only after a Bitdefender update & restart, even after reinstalling the product multiple times.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited July 2022
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - 26.0.21.78 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Implemented Central benefits in main UI, to increase the visibility of the Bitdefender Central platform and help with the discovery of new services and functionality made available in the platform
    • ✔️Updated product logos
    • ✔️Updated wsc_communicator component
    • ✔️Minor design updates
    • ✔️Implemented QR code for installing on another device

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone on Android - 1.2.6.83 with the following minor change:

    • ✔️Fixed: Autologin event was posted multiple times causing the user to log out

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android – 3.3.177.2032 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: Crash when tapping quick access VPN notification.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone on Mac - 4.2.0.4 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Automatic location now displays the country it connects to
    • ✔️Improved Support screen
    • ✔️Added option to connect to specific cities for CA, UK, US
    • ✔️Updated SDK version

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - 26.0.23.80 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Improved progessive dismissal algorithm for Password Manager notifications
    • ✔️Fixed: Password Manager notification and VPN pop-up were displayed together (Environment Windows 10x86)
    • ✔️Fixed: Password Manager notification and Safepay pop-up were displayed together for some websites (Environment Windows 11x64)
    • ✔️Fixed: Pop-up throttling mechanism for Encrypted Web Scan notifications. Before, a pop-up was triggered for every dangerous connection attempt, which can happen continuously. Current behavior: Log events for each incident, but limit the amount of pop-ups that get displayed. First detection will be displayed as a pop-up. We continue to block suspicious connections silently, in the background. You can review them in the Notifications area
    • ✔️Fixed: Opening Anti-tracker UI while page was loading displayed 0 blocked trackers. Reproduced in Windows 10x86 environment. If the webpage was opened in Chrome and the Anti-tracker icon was clicked even if the page was not fully loaded, the UI displayed 0 blocked trackers
    • ✔️Fixed: Anti-tracker UI bad display for number of third-party cookies with 3 digits. When opening a page in browser and selecting third party cookies category from the Anti-tracker extension, the 3-digit numbers displayed for the blocked domain were not fully visible

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac - 9.1.0.9 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Bitdefender Shield can now be disabled for a limited period of time (similar to Windows)
    • ✔️Entering the administrator password is no longer necessary when turning shield ON
    • ✔️Fixed: An application allowed/blocked in Safe files for only 5 minutes, did not disappear from the application access list after said 5 minutes, even though it was no longer allowed/blocked.
    • ✔️Fixed: Scanning of Time Machine backups even though they were set not to scan the backups by the default* - partial fix, it covers a particular scenario, thus the situation may still be encountered by users. A definitive fix will follow.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    Additional fixes have been included in the latest update:

    • ✔️Fixed: "Back 4 Blood" didn't trigger Game Profile
    • ✔️Fixed: Isolated cases where a scheduled scan did not start at all or started at the wrong time
    • ✔️Fixed: Bitdefender reads hard disks at certain intervals. This will also fix any high CPU usage scenarios by Bdservicehost
    • ✔️Fixed: "Flight Simulator 2020" was not recognized as a game

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited August 2022
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    🔄 A minor update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security Free for Android – 4.175.1062 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: incorrect UI colors for dark mode; Incorrect colors for theme dialog

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 A minor update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android – 3.3.181.2050 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: Lock screen was not all visible on landscape

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  • Mike_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - 26.0.25.84 :

    • ✔️Process-MemoryScan detection
    • ✔️Enable fileless/cmd line rescan detection


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  • Mike_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone Android 1.2.7.89 :

    • ✔️Implement profile permission scree
    • ✔️Fix crash on login screen
    • ✔️Fix Android TV connecting to specific city bug
    • ✔️Fix splash screen shown when store information N/A

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    edited September 2022
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    🔄 An update has been released for TrafficLight Lite for Chrome - Version 3.2.1 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: Too many bullets in search results

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    edited September 2022
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone iOS - version 1.6.6.5

    • ✔️Fixed: Trial in BMS did not display the remaining days correctly

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  • 🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - 26.0.25.86 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: high disk utilization behavior corrected by reverting the CTC libraries back to a previous version. A permanent fix is currently in testing

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited September 2022
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android - 3.3.182.2069 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Fixed: Anti-Theft scream alert was not executed. There was a single occurrence where the dialog and sound were not available
    • ✔️Fixed: ForegroundService.java crash. This crash affected multiple users (27 known reports) with Android 12

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  • 🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone Mac - version 4.2.0.12 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Automatic location now shows the country it connected to
    • ✔️Added option to connect to specific cities for CA, UK, US
    • ✔️Updated SDK version - fixed streaming platforms unblocking content issues
    • ✔️General fixes and improvements

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  • 🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android - version 3.3.184.2080 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️General bug fixes and improvements
    • ✔️Updated Google Policy Updates in Account Info. A 'manage subscription' button in Account info whenever the subscription is bought from the store

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  • 🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - version 26.0.28.94 with minor improvements for Traffic Light.

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  • 🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone Android (Hotfix) - version 1.2.8.93 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Fixed: Certain apps could not be added to Split tunneling
    • ✔️General bug fixes and improvements

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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone for Android (minor)- version 1.2.8.95 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Split tunneling improvements, better filtering and fixed crashes


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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac - version 9.2.12 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Adapted for the unreleased yet macOS 13 Ventura
    • ✔️Improvements in the on-access scanning service
    • ✔️Improvements for Traffic Light on Safari in Google search results

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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android (minor) - version 3.3.185.2104 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️General bug fixes and improvements


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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone Android (minor) version - 1.2.8.97

    • ✔️Fixed: crash in split tunneling screen
    • ✔️Fixed: crash in adblocker screen
    • ✔️General bug fixes and improvements

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - version 26.0.30.102 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Removed excess Password Manager in-product notifications
    • ✔️General bug fixes and improvements

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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone iOS - version 1.6.8.8 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Implement profile permission screen
    • ✔️Extend ping functionality
    • ✔️Remove subscription slots after logout
    • ✔️General bug fixes and improvements

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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for IOS - version 6.3.3 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️General bug fixes and improvements

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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Home solutions - version 26.0.32.109 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Fixed: Strings such as “2 Wi-Fi network found, 1 connection secured“ are displayed as “2 Wi-Fi network found,1 connection secured“ (missing space between comma and 1)
    • ✔️Updated Safepay browser with the version that includes the fix for CVE-2022-3723 Chrome vulnerability
    • ✔️Adjustments for the Wallet icons and screens in the export to Password Manager flow
    • ✔️[Antivirus Free for Windows] New design for the upgrade window
    • ✔️General bug fixes and improvements

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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone for Mac - version 4.2.1.3 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Removed popover menu options from status menu bar
    • ✔️General fixes and improvements

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited December 2022
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Mobile Security for iOS App - version 6.3.4 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: Latest iOS version issues on newly released devices. When Apple releases a new device, a new identifier is created for it, for example: iPad14,3 or iPad14,4 (iPad Pro (11-inch) (4th generation) - The iPhone Wiki). Having this device physically, we tested the Dashboard functionality and we observed that the latest iOS version displayed in the app was 16.1.2 when in fact, it is 16.1.1.

    This issue was not observed until now because OS releases for iPhone and iPad generally have the same version.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    edited December 2022
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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender Parental Control - version 1.4.0.683 with the following notable changes:

    • ✔️Changed update to be performed via https
    • ✔️Fixed: A random crash that sometimes occurred on newly created child profiles

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    🔄 An update has been released for Bitdefender VPN Standalone for Mac - version 4.2.1.4 with the following notable change:

    • ✔️Fixed: Failing update for macOS Ventura

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    🔄 A new version of the Bitdefender BOXv2 firmware has been released - Version 2.1.191-5.

    The highlights of this release are:

    • ✔️ OpenSSL used internally/locally by BOXv2 components has been updated from 1.0.2.u to 1.1.1n.
    • The update will be downloaded and installed automatically unless the “Automatic firmware update” setting is disabled in the Bitdefender Central app (Bitdefender BOX Settings > Firmware information).
    • The update will be made available starting with December 15


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