Author Topic: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497  (Read 23644 times)

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Offline DavidR

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2013, 11:20:08 PM »
Thanks to this forum I was able to revert to the "old" version. When I updated Avast on my netbook, I thought the program mistook the netbook for a phone because the "new" Avast was so different, seemed to have many fewer features, and makes it almost impossible to find some features and settings--and I suspect some simply do not exist in the new version. At least I never found them. Like, the ability to turn off streaming updates, and only 3 shields instead of the previous 8.

Anyway, I successfully reverted and do not plan to update to 2014 until they fix it and make it usable and understandable. And, I have been using Avast since the days when you could choose of multiple "skins." This "skin" doesn't cut it, IMO.

Please fix it, Avast people. Thanks.

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2013, 12:22:54 AM »
I don't care what it looks like and can learn most softwares eventually.  However, 2014 is killing my plugins, e.g. Adobe Flash, etc., as well as increasing the time to do most everything regardless of the software.

Techs, the sheer number of us coming here to find out how to remove it ought to be a sign.  Don't talk down to us.  Fix it or help us remove it.  And if we want overly intrusive protection, we'll go back to Norton.

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2013, 01:03:03 AM »
D@mmit, 2014 reinstalled itself after I removed it and put the older version back on.  This is a nightmare.

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2013, 11:03:13 AM »
I also do NOT want 2014. The mess is that it is updating 8.0.1497 automatically even though i explicit do NOT want it. Have tried it several times..

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2013, 01:44:30 PM »
However, 2014 is killing my plugins, e.g. Adobe Flash, etc.
Not a single problem with Flash on my side (Windows 8 x64 + avast! 2014).
Better would be troubleshoot than downgrade, imho.
Which page had the problem, which browsers, other plugins/addons that could interfere...
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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2013, 11:48:09 PM »
However, 2014 is killing my plugins, e.g. Adobe Flash, etc.
Not a single problem with Flash on my side (Windows 8 x64 + avast! 2014).
Better would be troubleshoot than downgrade, imho.
Which page had the problem, which browsers, other plugins/addons that could interfere...

XP not 8

32 not 64

Don't force an unwanted upgrade.

Troubleshooting done.  Reread....don't talk down to the paying customers.

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2013, 10:06:02 PM »
Bump - it's not fixed yet.  So when can we expect an update to fix these adobe flash bugs and whatever else is kicking us in the tush in 2014?

First hint - get off Win8 when you're testing it.

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2013, 10:17:08 PM »
just adding - I'm another ROLLBACKer... this new UI sucks.  Avast is going down the road of AVG and soon I'll have to find another tool.  Funny - avast is the ONLY AV that I've ever recommended.  Now, I wont' recommend it anymore because of the UI and the collapsed 'shields'.  Consolidated stuff is harder to have granular control and reporting on.  MEH!

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2013, 10:27:31 PM »
To all that wish the rollback to stick, see the .jpeg below.  Change your settings to manual in the Program section:

You can always reset that setting back to default later.
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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2013, 11:37:48 PM »
I got a new slogan for Avast.

Avast - Doesn't care about already paying customers.

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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2013, 11:44:48 PM »
I got a new slogan for Avast.

Avast - Doesn't care about already paying customers.

What makes you say that?
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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2013, 11:57:19 PM »
I also do NOT want 2014. The mess is that it is updating 8.0.1497 automatically even though i explicit do NOT want it. Have tried it several times..

is shouldnt update itself automatically unless you press the update software button. 3 days after reinstalling windows 7 and using avast 8.0.1497 no issues so far.
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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2013, 11:57:43 PM »
I got a new slogan for Avast.

Avast - Doesn't care about already paying customers.

What makes you say that?
Because this user hates avast! and is not looking for help with his issues.    :o
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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2013, 11:59:21 PM »
I also do NOT want 2014. The mess is that it is updating 8.0.1497 automatically even though i explicit do NOT want it. Have tried it several times..

is shouldnt update itself automatically unless you press the update software button.
That's correct.  Workaround, however, is posted above for all to share and use if they wish.  See reply # 39.
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Re: Reverting Back to 8.0.1497
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2013, 12:01:12 AM »
I got a new slogan for Avast.

Avast - Doesn't care about already paying customers.

What makes you say that?

I think he's saying it because there are a lot of ticked off people on the forum that do not like windows 8 and do not like the fact that avast chose to use a fisher price block tile interface like windows 8.  He's saying it because there are a lot of people on here whose computers were working fine 2 weeks ago and now they are plagued with problems.  He's saying it because there are a lot of bugs and for the most part avast is saying it's a problem on your computer and not their upgrade and they are routing people to pay 179 for service.  He's saying it because for the most part avast has not really addressed anyone's concerns saying that they at the very least hear us and are working on the problems and concerns.

but that's just my guess...

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