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jpChris

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Weird Avast number in msconfig
« on: December 16, 2013, 05:56:07 AM »
Hi all,

I couldn't get the UI to open. I checked msconfig to see if anything was wonky.

In there I found (checked) bc79dfcc-bb8e-4115-8637-20416160fcd — Antivirus(Avast)\setup\emupdate, followed by the above string of numbers. And the location was: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.

What the heck is it; do I need it; can I delete it from the registry?

This must have happened in the last couple of days.


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Re: Weird Avast number in msconfig
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 06:04:10 AM »
many posts about it ..... search forum for avast emupdater

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Re: Weird Avast number in msconfig
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 06:25:55 AM »
Hi all,

I couldn't get the UI to open. I checked msconfig to see if anything was wonky.

In there I found (checked) bc79dfcc-bb8e-4115-8637-20416160fcd — Antivirus(Avast)\setup\emupdate, followed by the above string of numbers. And the location was: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.

What the heck is it; do I need it; can I delete it from the registry?

It has nothing to do with the Avast UI not opening.
If you are using Windows 8.1 adn your Avast was older than 2014.9.0.2008 then its purpose was to update Avast to that version in order to comply with a Microsoft requirement. If you are using Windows 7 or XP it did not result in any changes that I am aware of, and both the registry entry and the emupdate file it referred to could be removed without issue.



jpChris

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Re: Weird Avast number in msconfig
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 09:37:38 PM »
Thanks, olddog; that's what I wanted to know.