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Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« on: March 04, 2013, 06:56:41 PM »
Since installing Avast 8, the Avast running on my Windows 8 machine does not check for updates at PC boot up. I've tried a repair and even another clean install on the program and still it does not seem to work. However, normal update intervals are working fine such as scheduled scans and it's checking for update as set (every 60 mins customized). The only problem is the boot up update.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 09:57:39 PM »
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 10:06:16 PM »
Are you running quick boot on 8 ?  If so files are cached to start quicker so Avast does not treat it as a boot but as a return from sleep so it will adhere to the 4 hour checkup... If it was asleep for 4 hours and one minute it will wait for 3 hours 59 minutes before the next check

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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 10:06:37 PM »
1. avast! GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting -> Enable: "Load avast! services only after other system services"
2. Click OK.
3. Reboot.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 10:14:01 PM »
Are you running quick boot on 8 ?  If so files are cached to start quicker so Avast does not treat it as a boot but as a return from sleep so it will adhere to the 4 hour checkup... If it was asleep for 4 hours and one minute it will wait for 3 hours 59 minutes before the next check

How do I find out if I'm running quick boot? I've also set the interval to every 60 mins and that works fine.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 10:15:18 PM »
1. avast! GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting -> Enable: "Load avast! services only after other system services"
2. Click OK.
3. Reboot.

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 10:26:26 PM »
1. avast! GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting -> Enable: "Load avast! services only after other system services"
2. Click OK.
3. Reboot.

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

You're welcome.
Please report back.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 11:01:09 PM »
1. avast! GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting -> Enable: "Load avast! services only after other system services"
2. Click OK.
3. Reboot.

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

You're welcome.
Please report back.

You're a star. It seems to have done the trick, thanks. Hopefully it carries on to work fine.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 11:07:00 PM »
1. It seems to have done the trick, thanks.
2. Hopefully it carries on to work fine.

1. NP Alikhan.
2. It should. ;)
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2013, 08:42:30 AM »
1. It seems to have done the trick, thanks.
2. Hopefully it carries on to work fine.

1. NP Alikhan.
2. It should. ;)

After another reboot, it stopped updating on boot. I have a feeling I have quick boot enabled. How do I check?
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2013, 02:01:45 PM »
I have windows 8, but not pro. This is one of the first things I disabled after installing windows 8. One mine go control panel > power options> on the left of page, choose what the power buttons do>at bottom of page, shut down settings> uncheck Turn on Fast Startup. If this is grayed out you may have to look at top of last page and click on> change settings that are currently unavailable. slybo

Note, I believe this is what you mean by quick boot
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2013, 08:19:27 PM »
I have windows 8, but not pro. This is one of the first things I disabled after installing windows 8. One mine go control panel > power options> on the left of page, choose what the power buttons do>at bottom of page, shut down settings> uncheck Turn on Fast Startup. If this is grayed out you may have to look at top of last page and click on> change settings that are currently unavailable. slybo

Note, I believe this is what you mean by quick boot

Why can't Avast check for updates when quick boot is enabled...
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2013, 08:43:06 PM »
The reason for all this I think essexboy explained in an above post, try it and see if it works. If you google it you will find a lot more. I have had no problems with unchecking it, I also did this because I do not like the idea of fast startup instead of the good old way. slybo

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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2013, 08:45:21 PM »
I have windows 8, but not pro. This is one of the first things I disabled after installing windows 8. One mine go control panel > power options> on the left of page, choose what the power buttons do>at bottom of page, shut down settings> uncheck Turn on Fast Startup. If this is grayed out you may have to look at top of last page and click on> change settings that are currently unavailable. slybo

Note, I believe this is what you mean by quick boot

Why can't Avast check for updates when quick boot is enabled...

For the reasons already given by essexboy...

Are you running quick boot on 8 ?  If so files are cached to start quicker so Avast does not treat it as a boot but as a return from sleep so it will adhere to the 4 hour checkup... If it was asleep for 4 hours and one minute it will wait for 3 hours 59 minutes before the next check
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2013, 09:37:43 PM »
Is there a way to make avast think uts an actual boot up like modify the settings to make it do so? Such as modifying the avast.ini file?
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