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Offline kevin_av

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 08:12:58 PM »
OK then uninstall the module you do not wish to have via control panel

I already have, but thats NOT the issue. The issue was that it was installed and initiated without any notice or permission by me
May I inquire if you still have the issue of Svchost.exe still continuously downloading updates for your programs from the internet even after the Avast software updater was removed by you?

Please check the connections made by svchost.exe to software company websites in your firewall and tell.
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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2013, 08:21:07 PM »
Another release, another raging clueless user threatening to use another AV...

another useless post by an arrogant POS who feels the need to go online and berate/talk down to/ridicule people... yeah, youre a real winner there champ

We read such raging posts after every release so you're barking at the wrong tree...
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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2013, 08:25:43 PM »
We read such raging posts after every release so you're barking at the wrong tree...

and yet, you just keep posting your rude and condescending remarks which help nothing... which is spam also. So get the hell over yourself, as youre not helping a thing, only making it worse. I get it, I really do... you know everything and are so pathetic you live your life on this forum and belittle those with problems

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2013, 08:27:27 PM »
It is part of the security set up for front facing programmes.  The vast majority of user do not know enough about updates etc.. so this is another help for them
I do not know of another way to install this except as a stand alone element in which case the not so savvy will totally ignore it.  The more seasoned users can uninstall it if they do not want it

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2013, 08:29:48 PM »
OK then uninstall the module you do not wish to have via control panel

I already have, but thats NOT the issue. The issue was that it was installed and initiated without any notice or permission by me
May I inquire if you still have the issue of Svchost.exe still continuously downloading updates for your programs from the internet even after the Avast software updater was removed by you?

Please check the connections made by svchost.exe to software company websites in your firewall and tell.

Sorry Kevin, I missed this... my apologies. No, I do not have svchost running trying to download any updates. But, I never did. As soon as my system rebooted after the program update to 8 and the install of the software updater, I was made aware that it was trying to update adobe reader, and denied it. So as far as I know, my system never started an active connection to download any updates for anything.

I hope you get it figured out and dont have to do a restore
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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2013, 08:34:30 PM »
It is part of the security set up for front facing programmes.  The vast majority of user do not know enough about updates etc.. so this is another help for them
I do not know of another way to install this except as a stand alone element in which case the not so savvy will totally ignore it.  The more seasoned users can uninstall it if they do not want it

essexboy..... THANK YOU! Finally, someone has actually addressed the issue that cause me to start this thread, and you did it in an adult fashion without acting so arrogant and condescending.

I completely agree... most end users are lucky to be able to turn a system on. They can sure learn how to FB and youtube etc... but are too lazy to learn how to do just a little preventive maintenance to ensure a secure system. But, that doesnt give avast the right to silently install something to take over that responsibility. All it would have taken was some sort of notice during the install, or for that fact, even after the install, and telling people how to remove it (if they didnt know). But to not only silently install it during a routine update, and then initialize it and run it without the owners permission or knowledge.... THAT is what I have problem with.

Thank you again for addressing this in such an adult fashion

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2013, 09:22:07 PM »
OK then uninstall the module you do not wish to have via control panel

I already have, but thats NOT the issue. The issue was that it was installed and initiated without any notice or permission by me
May I inquire if you still have the issue of Svchost.exe still continuously downloading updates for your programs from the internet even after the Avast software updater was removed by you?

Please check the connections made by svchost.exe to software company websites in your firewall and tell.

Sorry Kevin, I missed this... my apologies. No, I do not have svchost running trying to download any updates. But, I never did. As soon as my system rebooted after the program update to 8 and the install of the software updater, I was made aware that it was trying to update adobe reader, and denied it. So as far as I know, my system never started an active connection to download any updates for anything.

I hope you get it figured out and dont have to do a restore

May I inquire which version of Windows are you running? I'm using Windows 7 64 Bit.

I'm asking this, as I'm trying to find out if only this version of Windows has this automatic update download problem which I have.

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2013, 09:25:31 PM »
Kevin I also have Win7 64 n 3 machines. 2 machines were updated manually, and 1 automatically.

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2013, 09:50:06 PM »
Kevin I also have Win7 64 n 3 machines. 2 machines were updated manually, and 1 automatically.

Can you please take a look in WINDOWS > temp > avast >avast_ash.

Do you see the names of any program folders there?

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2013, 10:09:15 PM »
Flash Player Plugin
Java Runtime Environment 7 (32bit)
Java Runtime Environment 7 (64bit)
Mozilla Firefox
Opera (32bit)

Pretty funny actually.... Opera has been gone for months

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2013, 10:17:47 PM »
I already have, but thats NOT the issue. The issue was that it was installed and initiated without any notice or permission by me
With all due respect, it was you who installed avast. avast did not install you.
During the install process you were presented with an option to do a custom install.
I have learned from experience to do custom installs as much as I can.
By doing so it is I who controls what is or isn't installed.

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2013, 10:25:27 PM »
NO.... I did NOT have a custom install option. You people wonder why I get so upset, when 99% of you dont even read the posts. You just jump to conclusions and talk down to people in a condescending manner.

This was NOT a fresh install, this was a program update from 7 to 8 on 3 different machines. I took pix of the install process of the update, and there was NO option for a custom install. The only option was for google toolbar/chrome. by the time software updater was mentioned, it was too late and had been installed

I cant make it any more clear than this.

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 02:31:26 PM »
Flash Player Plugin
Java Runtime Environment 7 (32bit)
Java Runtime Environment 7 (64bit)
Mozilla Firefox
Opera (32bit)

Pretty funny actually.... Opera has been gone for months

Please select these folders and check their size. Perhaps the data was already downloaded into them

(Note that the downloaded .tmp files inside them are invisible).

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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2013, 04:13:33 PM »
I think Baseman is onto something.   Seems like a version update, adding these kinds of new features,
should NOT occur without the user having a chance to decline them.
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Re: Software Updater = Major FAIL!!!
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2013, 04:20:00 PM »
if you update through the gui it doesn't giveyou a chance, afterall it's an update...but if you a fresh install it definitely does give you the choice you are just clicking to fast and overlooking something.
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