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Title: Does 5.1.889 have "freezing when connecting USB devices" problem?
Post by: EagleGhost on January 14, 2011, 09:58:04 PM
Does 5.1.889 have this problem? http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=69049.0.
Title: Re: Does 5.1.889 have "freezing when connecting USB devices" problem?
Post by: Charyb on January 14, 2011, 09:59:53 PM
Does 5.1.889 have this problem? http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=69049.0.

Unfortunately treehawk hasn't replied regarding this since Jan. 11. I don't know about the freezing but I am still unable to properly eject a USB portable drive. Doesn't really answer your question but if you need to use USB connected devices there may be some difficulties.
Title: Re: Does 5.1.889 have "freezing when connecting USB devices" problem?
Post by: YoKenny on January 14, 2011, 10:21:46 PM
Thankfully I have had no probems to properly eject a USB portable drive neither Flash drives nor my USB External HD.

I make sure that they are un-used by closing ALL Windows referencing them before trying.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4784537_remove-usb-flash-drive-computer.html
Title: Re: Does 5.1.889 have "freezing when connecting USB devices" problem?
Post by: DavidR on January 14, 2011, 10:22:42 PM
I haven't got that problem, freezing or unable to eject USB on either desktop with XP Pro or my netbook with win7 starter OSes with 5.1.889
Title: Re: Does 5.1.889 have "freezing when connecting USB devices" problem?
Post by: Charyb on January 14, 2011, 10:38:58 PM
@MikeRepairs, thanks for your report. Actually, it took some time to get a USB Flash Drive with hardware r/w locking to verify this issue (even for IT company :)). But finally, we can confirm that and it's currently under investigation...

@GaAs, you can't use user-mode tools for that. I got into the same situation as you, unable to safe remove my USB HDD or USB flash drive. It hasn't happened before. I think it might be still a problem with antirootkit.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=69367.0

Still some problems with it for some people.
Title: Re: Does 5.1.889 have "freezing when connecting USB devices" problem?
Post by: =SKY= on January 15, 2011, 07:58:52 PM
I have the USB-problem, too, since the last version!  :'(
I can't unable/eject my cardreader (with SD-Card inside).

I never had such an USB-problem before!!!
Title: Re: Does 5.1.889 have "freezing when connecting USB devices" problem?
Post by: CharleyO on January 16, 2011, 09:15:52 AM
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I have no problems with inserting nor with removing USB devices on neither the desktop listed below nor my laptop with W7.


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