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Offline Tetsuo

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #150 on: December 04, 2013, 03:26:23 PM »

Offline Ijkoy

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #151 on: December 04, 2013, 05:50:19 PM »
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I've found this pretty interesting: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141423.msg1027968#msg1027968

This thread started 6 days after the emu from the 21st. I think its something different. It would be interessting to know whether people who were automatically updated to 2014 have now 2 additional startup entries (with two emu numbers.exe). If thats the case It think its clearly a bug. If not, the 21st november emu is working as intended (on every reboot) and I think it touches something like Chrome or FF AOS.

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #152 on: December 05, 2013, 01:45:58 AM »
I deleted the start up entry, disable self defense module then use Crap Cleaner, I even manually deleted it's .exe start up file.... and it still updated.

I've moved away from Avast still on my back up drive, one thing for sure I get far less traffic from Google, maybe  we are the beta testers... they've sure gone to sleep on here.

Once you start to worry about ANY AV it's time to kick it in the long grass.

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #153 on: December 05, 2013, 04:22:39 AM »
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I've found this pretty interesting: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141423.msg1027968#msg1027968

Yes, me too.
I'm not greatly impressed by the "Microsoft made us do it" excuse for forcing those on earlier versions up to build 2008. There should have been warnings posted that versions below this were not approved/certified to be used on Windows 8, but the decision to update a users system to a different version should have been left to the user.

That said, it appears to have only been relevant to Windows 8, not windows 7. The bunging in of the RUN instuction across the board may have been done for expediency, but leaving in a unnecessary check to be done at every reboot in systems where it wasn't even relative is in my book rather poor.
Having done a full clean install of 2008 again last week end, I can confirm that neither the Run entry, nor the "random character" file has appeared, which confirms my view that it isn't necessary for those using 2008 on Windows 7 to be still having the check run each bootup.
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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #154 on: December 05, 2013, 11:57:28 PM »
how  It may be possible that we do not have an official response yet.. :(

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #155 on: December 06, 2013, 12:19:00 AM »
how  It may be possible that we do not have an official response yet.. :(

Dude... let it go.. this thread's dead.  They aren't going to answer.  If you don't trust them find another AV.  As a matter of fact depending on what they do with the next release I would recommend it anyway.  They are installing something called grime fighter and save price or some other bloatware.  I think Avast has lost it's way
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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #156 on: December 06, 2013, 08:48:54 AM »
how  It may be possible that we do not have an official response yet.. :(

Dude... let it go.. this thread's dead.  They aren't going to answer.  If you don't trust them find another AV.  As a matter of fact depending on what they do with the next release I would recommend it anyway.  They are installing something called grime fighter and save price or some other bloatware.  I think Avast has lost it's way

Grimfighter will be an optional module which you can choose to not install (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141747.0) with the next beta build. The first build automatically installed it.

Back to the topic: I actually dont want to let it go. Its such a small effort for a programmer to post 1 line in this thread. So please Avast, i beg you, its St Nicholas' Day, just put a little answer into our boots! :)


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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #157 on: December 06, 2013, 09:19:50 AM »
Is Vik an official with Avast!?  I don't see any indication he is.

-Noel

He's Chief Technology Officer.

Go to the "About" page at avast.com (Support->Company) and click on

Ondřej Vlček CTO

under "Management" to read his profile.

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #158 on: December 08, 2013, 09:01:56 PM »
He is the guy :)
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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #159 on: December 10, 2013, 12:38:03 PM »
I have a serious problem with the Avast Emergency Update from 23.11.2013.

I've seen this process run twice on my system this week, and every time it has run, it has almost completely frozen my system. Almost all programs became unusable, all browsers freeze, skype freezes, I cannot shut down or restart, and cannot kill the 3614329593somemorenumbers.exe process, which also happens to be digitally signed by Avast Software. I used the reset button the first time, and today it happened again and I realized I can just disable avast self protection module and kill the process. The moment it is ended, everything is normal again.

Something is seriously wrong with this emergency update feature, as I didn't have this problem before updating to Avast 2014.9.0.2008. It cannot be uninstalled either from avast setup. I am using Vista 32 bit.

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #160 on: December 10, 2013, 02:34:07 PM »


I've seen this process run twice on my system this week, and every time it has run, it has almost completely frozen my system. Almost all programs became unusable, all browsers freeze, skype freezes, I cannot shut down or restart, and cannot kill the 3614329593somemorenumbers.exe process, which also happens to be digitally signed by Avast Software. I used the reset button the first time, and today it happened again and I realized I can just disable avast self protection module and kill the process. The moment it is ended, everything is normal again.

Something is seriously wrong with this emergency update feature, as I didn't have this problem before updating to Avast 2014.9.0.2008. It cannot be uninstalled either from avast setup. I am using Vista 32 bit.

Should you want to give your issues more visibility, I suggest that you start a new thread describing again the problem, since the main topic of this current thread has been totally ignored by the Avast team.

Good luck

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #161 on: December 18, 2013, 05:05:41 AM »
Can't believe that after 11 pages no one from the Avast! team has stepped up to explain what in the hell this 20131121 Startup entry is supposed to accomplish, and why it was installed as a separate Startup entry from the regular update.  I HATE unnecessary things running at Startup on my computer, why should Avast! have 2 updaters?  What is this 20131121 Startup entry supposed to accomplish?  And why don't they get it worked into the already existing Startup entry for the Avast! updater?  Would someone from Avast! please step up and address our concerns?  Thank you!
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Offline Ijkoy

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #162 on: December 18, 2013, 09:43:37 AM »
It would be nice to know if the new beta update removes the startup entry. Anyone here with a beta installation without cleaning avast first?

Offline AndreiRC

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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #163 on: December 18, 2013, 12:40:55 PM »
Updated to 9.0.2011 last night.

It's a Nov 24th emergency update for me, but yes, it's still in the Emupdate folder and in the start-up list.
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Re: Emergency Update 2013-11-21?
« Reply #164 on: December 18, 2013, 09:56:19 PM »
I updated to 9.0.2011 today and install froze while running a program called AvastEmUpdate.exe.



I rebooted and all signs show that 9.0.2011 was installed succesfully. There is no emupdate folder in the setup folder, but there is a random EXE, called 1d494dae-f469-4b6b-a1ae-a220a5d59f38.exe in

C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup

Luckily, it doesn't start up, so there's no entry to be found in msconfig nor in CCleaner.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 09:58:03 PM by Cyberpunk »
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