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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2013, 11:00:23 PM »
Not really as windows is effectively masking what is a boot, how could avast determine what is a return from sleep from this fast boot, it is more like the old style hibernation than anything else, loading what is in the hiberfil.sys cache.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2013, 11:07:59 PM »
Not really as windows is effectively masking what is a boot, how could avast determine what is a return from sleep from this fast boot, it is more like the old style hibernation than anything else, loading what is in the hiberfil.sys cache.

So in other words.. I can't do anything other than change the boot settings? I was asking like if the avast.ini file could be made to update after returning from sleep mode...
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2013, 11:28:14 PM »
As far as I am aware no

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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2013, 11:33:46 PM »
The answer is still the same, even if there was an avast5,ini parameter (which as far as I'm aware there isn't), the basic problem is still there and avast doesn't generally run an update immediately after coming out of sleep, that is down to the update interval. I have a win7 netbook which spends most of its time in sleep, I don't hibernate it as I don't like the hiberfil.sys file size that it creates to do this.

Now I have my update check interval set to 2 hours, so in most cases it will have been in sleep for more than that interval ,so is likely to check for update on coming out of sleep. Which it just has updating to VPS 130305-1.

That may well suit your needs better than this fast boot, as in doing a fast boot, you are also shutting down the OS and that effectively suspends that update check interval. On a normal boot avast would check for updates and the update interval would then start.

You could also reduce the update check interval further, I believe the Pro and AIS versions can go as low as 15 minutes.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2013, 11:47:23 PM »
Thanks for the help. I guess I'll set it to update every 60 mins.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2013, 12:37:38 AM »
I have that problem too with w8 on a laptop and runing on battery the sleep mode are frequently and we will never get the update. The only option to get a real boot is using the restart option when possible. I set the check option to 90 minutes and I will try to 60 or less to avoid this. I am using the free avast.

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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2013, 12:43:21 AM »
With avast free the lowest interval you can set is 120 minutes, if you set it lower it is not used and presumably you then get the default interval of four hours.
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Re: Avast does not check for updates at PC boot up
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2013, 12:50:44 AM »
Now I have it set to 90 minutes and is working well. Once I set it to 60 and I notice that really is not working