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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 09:56:23 AM »
I have Avast set to auto-update but for the past 2 days I haven't gotten a popup and have had to a manual update.  Just did one and now have 121006-0.

Why is auto-update not working?
has it been 4 hours since lats update check ?   was latest VPS released after last check ?

leave the program alone for a week, if it then has not done a auoupdate during that week then come back and ask again

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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2012, 09:40:36 PM »
I have Avast set to auto-update but for the past 2 days I haven't gotten a popup and have had to a manual update.  Just did one and now have 121006-0.

Why is auto-update not working?

Would appreciate it if someone who actually knows about this problem would reply.

Thank you.

auto update still not working so once again did a manual update..........121006-1 .  I would think that someone from Avast would find out what the problem is and fix it.  I'm about ready to ditch Avast and find a different anti-virus program that actually works and not have to wonder whether or not my computer is protected.

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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2012, 12:26:40 AM »
I'm not seeing the issue here.
AIS has been 'auto' updating consistently with no problem on my OS.  8)
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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2012, 12:33:07 AM »
I'm not seeing the issue here.
AIS has been 'auto' updating consistently with no problem on my OS.  8)

Same here with Avast! free. No problems to auto-update.
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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2012, 12:43:24 AM »
Why isn't it auto updating for all Avast users?  Still isn't for me.

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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2012, 01:06:19 AM »
Why isn't it auto updating for all Avast users?  Still isn't for me.

Don't know.
Security software and various OS configurations can produce "odd glitches" that may not be present on a different configuration. :-\
As mentioned earlier, give it some time and see if it doesn't work itself out.
Often times that can happen. ;) :)

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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2012, 01:13:35 AM »
Did you repair Avast! ?
Did you reboot ?

Also:
Avast! > Settings > Updates > CHECK:  "Automatics updates"; "My Computer is permanently connected to internet", and most importantly "Direct connection ( No proxy )".
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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2012, 01:53:45 AM »
Did you repair Avast! ?
Did you reboot ?

Also:
Avast! > Settings > Updates > CHECK:  "Automatics updates"; "My Computer is permanently connected to internet", and most importantly "Direct connection ( No proxy )".

Good point.
A 'repair' could be just what's needed
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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2012, 02:11:29 AM »
Did you repair Avast! ?
Did you reboot ?

Also:
Avast! > Settings > Updates > CHECK:  "Automatics updates"; "My Computer is permanently connected to internet", and most importantly "Direct connection ( No proxy )".

Good point.
A 'repair' could be just what's needed

Thanks.

Some people who decided to download the whole VPS 121003-2 manually yesterday are having problems now with automatic updates. Even now, trying to download the new VPS file manually, are finding errors during installation. I was one of them. A repair and reboot fixed my Avast!.
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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2012, 01:10:15 PM »
Did you repair Avast! ?
Did you reboot ?

Also:
Avast! > Settings > Updates > CHECK:  "Automatics updates"; "My Computer is permanently connected to internet", and most importantly "Direct connection ( No proxy )".

I just did a repair, rebooted and still had to do a manual update which is now 121007-0.

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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2012, 01:18:00 PM »
Did you repair Avast! ?
Did you reboot ?

Also:
Avast! > Settings > Updates > CHECK:  "Automatics updates"; "My Computer is permanently connected to internet", and most importantly "Direct connection ( No proxy )".

I just did a repair, rebooted and still had to do a manual update which is now 121007-0.
if you open avast > in top right corner > click settings > updates

does your settings look like screenshot #54 here
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Avast-Home-Edition-Screenshot-6474.html


if it does, try selecting the "My computer is permanently connected to the internet"   then see if it has updated by this time tomorrow


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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2012, 01:51:34 PM »
Did you repair Avast! ?
Did you reboot ?

Also:
Avast! > Settings > Updates > CHECK:  "Automatics updates"; "My Computer is permanently connected to internet", and most importantly "Direct connection ( No proxy )".

I just did a repair, rebooted and still had to do a manual update which is now 121007-0.
if you open avast > in top right corner > click settings > updates

does your settings look like screenshot #54 here
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Avast-Home-Edition-Screenshot-6474.html


if it does, try selecting the "My computer is permanently connected to the internet"   then see if it has updated by this time tomorrow

Yes it does.  "My computer is permanently connected to the internet"  is selected.


Latest update information
Version:12100701, 2012-10-07

Just now got the popop.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2012, 05:16:30 PM by -midnight »

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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2012, 02:09:17 AM »
Did you repair Avast! ?
Did you reboot ?

Also:
Avast! > Settings > Updates > CHECK:  "Automatics updates"; "My Computer is permanently connected to internet", and most importantly "Direct connection ( No proxy )".

I just did a repair, rebooted and still had to do a manual update which is now 121007-0.
if you open avast > in top right corner > click settings > updates

does your settings look like screenshot #54 here
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Avast-Home-Edition-Screenshot-6474.html


if it does, try selecting the "My computer is permanently connected to the internet"   then see if it has updated by this time tomorrow

Yes it does.  "My computer is permanently connected to the internet"  is selected.


Latest update information
Version:12100701, 2012-10-07

Just now got the popop.

Are we to understand that your Avast is "Now Updating" the way you expected it too via 'Auto Update' function? ???
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Re: I Understand -- But A Word, Advice, and Plea to Avast
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2012, 02:21:16 AM »
Did you repair Avast! ?
Did you reboot ?

Also:
Avast! > Settings > Updates > CHECK:  "Automatics updates"; "My Computer is permanently connected to internet", and most importantly "Direct connection ( No proxy )".

I just did a repair, rebooted and still had to do a manual update which is now 121007-0.
if you open avast > in top right corner > click settings > updates

does your settings look like screenshot #54 here
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Avast-Home-Edition-Screenshot-6474.html


if it does, try selecting the "My computer is permanently connected to the internet"   then see if it has updated by this time tomorrow

Yes it does.  "My computer is permanently connected to the internet"  is selected.


Latest update information
Version:12100701, 2012-10-07

Just now got the popop.

Are we to understand that your Avast is "Now Updating" the way you expected it too via 'Auto Update' function? ???

Yes.  I got 2 Auto Updates today the last one being..........
Version:12100702, 2012-10-07
Version:12100702, 2012-10-07