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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2012, 01:15:45 PM »
A mystery then.

 ;D   I dont think so as i See the emergencyupdate program in my avast software folder in program files...i cant see anything in tasks on my win7 system but i see the tasks on win XP system

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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2012, 01:25:19 PM »
The mystery is why it isn't in the tasks, the fact that the file is present means nothing as it needs a command to execute.
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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2012, 01:30:52 PM »
The mystery is why it isn't in the tasks, the fact that the file is present means nothing as it needs a command to execute.

Probably that only is seen in tasks on Win XP systems [just guessing]..

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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2012, 02:08:41 PM »
Not seen by CCleaner on my win7 system, I don't know why that is, a fault in CCleaner or Task Scheduler or avast, in other words a mystery.

It isn't seen in WinPatrol Plus, Scheduled tasks for win7 but is on my XP system.
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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2012, 02:17:17 PM »
And if you run e.g. Sysinternals AutoRuns - do you see it on the Scheduled Tasks page?

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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2012, 02:32:26 PM »
No, nothing showing up in Autoruns, Scheduled Tasks for win7 32bit, but it does on the XP Pro system.
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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2012, 07:19:04 PM »
Same here on Win 7 64.

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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2012, 08:21:37 PM »
Not seen by CCleaner on my win7 system, I don't know why that is, a fault in CCleaner or Task Scheduler or avast, in other words a mystery.

It isn't seen in WinPatrol Plus, Scheduled tasks for win7 but is on my XP system.

David I have both showing on my PC WinPatrol and CCleaner see attachment, during the update installation through Avast update from v7.0.1426 to v7.0.1451 did you accept WinPatrol to allow this to run as soon as the popup show up straight away at almost to the end of the update installation before you reboot you're PC ???
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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2012, 08:37:17 PM »
WinPatrol never made a peep as I had previously allowed in in the early beta builds on My XP system, I never got a challenge from WinPatrol Plus on my win7 system which was a UI update from 7.0.1426.
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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2012, 09:15:32 PM »
My (XP) Scheduled Tasks screen is blank too, except for that standard "add task" icon.  Wonder if the emergency update even works under XP, anyone know?
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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2012, 10:03:11 PM »
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you see it in the CCleaner Tools/Startup/Task Scheduler tab)

I see it in Ccleaner's task scheduler, and also in Winpatrol's. For some reason it doesn't show in windows scheduled tasks.



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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2012, 11:39:02 PM »
It's not showing in CCleaner for me on Win 7 but I did get a popup from the Avast firewall that it was trying to browse the internet so I allowed it.

It also does not show in Autoruns.

It does show in the Windows 7 Task Scheduler as starting with user logon. It says it has multiple triggers though.

I have many other things showing in the Windows Task Scheduler on the local tab that do not show up in CCleaner.

I'll have to look at the XP machine now where it seems that the results will be exactly the opposite from Win 7.

Well, this is interesting. On the XP machine, the task does not show up anywhere. Not in CCleaner, Autoruns, or the XP Task Scheduler. It simply was never created and does not exist. The .exe file is present in the Avast folder however.

I ran Avast repair and now the task does show in CCleaner and Autoruns but still not in the XP Task Scheduler.  It does seem to run because the firewall prompted that it was trying to connect inside my own computer. In Win7 it said it was trying to browse the web. I have noticed these inconsistencies in the Avast firewall between versions of Windows before so I set the rule to auto-decide for other connections.  I tried to make a task in the Task Scheduler to run emergency update at startup or on logon but the tasks don't work. It says I need to set a password for the user name but that doesn't work either. I can only figure that because I do not use a Windows password to log in it can't find one and therefore the tasks will not run. I'm not going to set a Windows password because that's annoying at every startup so I guess I can't make tasks in XP. That also may be the reason why the Emergency Update task created by Avast does not show in the XP Task Scheduler.

The bottom line is that it seems to be working regardless of where it shows or doesn't show and I guess that's all that really matters.
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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2012, 04:32:47 AM »
Its also in mine as well ;)

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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2012, 09:33:26 AM »
On the Vista machine, with the free avast version, the task is not showing anywhere. Not in CCleaner, Autoruns, or the Vista Task Manager.
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Re: What is Avast Emergency Updater and why is it in my scheduled tasks?
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2012, 09:36:52 AM »
same here in win 7 64bit....task is no where to be found even in win7 task scheduler :(......