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Offline Navvy

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Software Updater now working?
« on: January 16, 2014, 01:47:23 PM »
I've just had a popup from the avast Software Updater, telling me various programs need updating.  The strange thing is that I checked it manually a few minutes ago (maybe an hour ago) after the geforce website complained my Java was out of date.  At that time avast said my Java, and all other programs, were up to date.  I did click to refresh, but it still said everything was up to date.  Now it says lots of things are out of date (although it does at least accept that I've updated both 32 and 64 bit versions of Java).

Has someone just updated the database for Software Updater?

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 01:51:32 PM »
The Software Updater database is updated together with virus definition updates.

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 02:45:09 PM »
Upon reboot of my computer earlier today, I was informed of an Adobe Flash Player ActiveX update, which I installed. Software updater, OTOH, still insistes that it needs to be updated, even though Adobe says I have the latest version. Perhaps something is wrong with the database?

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 03:16:15 PM »
It's working fine here. Did you click "refresh"?
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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 03:26:31 PM »
Exact same problem as GreggH.  I've rebooted AND clicked the "Refresh" button . . .
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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 03:53:54 PM »
Exact same problem as GreggH and Gandalf here, too. I haven't rebooted my machine, but I have refreshed the Software Updater multiple times and it's still showing Flash ActiveX as being out of date when it isn't.

I think I know what the problem is though...Avast is looking for the wrong version number for the ActiveX version of Flash. If you check with Adobe's own website, it lists the current version for IE/ActiveX as 12.0.0.38, whereas the Firefox version is .43 and Chrome is .41. Avast claims the "latest version" of the ActiveX is also .43 when in fact it isn't, per Adobe.

EDIT: Should probably add that I'm on 7 x64 as well.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2014, 03:58:55 PM by tyraarane »

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 04:11:48 PM »
I think tyraarane is right. I've had the exact same experience today.

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 04:15:51 PM »
Confirmed the software updater is still looking for a non-existent activeX Flash Player plugin.
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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 04:22:44 PM »
Same problem here - I have 12.0.0. 43 installed for Firefox and 12.0.0.38 for IE.

Avast's software updater says I still need an update. Maybe the two different Flash Player versions are throwing things off...is it okay to check 'Ignore Updates' for now?

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 04:27:50 PM »
Same problem here - I have 12.0.0. 43 installed for Firefox and 12.0.0.38 for IE.

Avast's software updater says I still need an update. Maybe the two different Flash Player versions are throwing things off...is it okay to check 'Ignore Updates' for now?

Personally I wouldn't click Ignore, it may not be long to resolve via the virus definitions update. I'm not sure if it is as easy to restore the monitoring status for this if you elect to Ignore.
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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 04:30:49 PM »
Thanks, DavidR. I'll leave it alone and carry on with things. :)

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 08:51:37 PM »
Yeap. Software Updater is telling me to update IE Flash Player to v. 12.0.0.43 when in reality the new version for IE activeX is 12.0.0.38

ky331 also reported this odd behavior here:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=144833.msg1050387#msg1050387

Personally I wouldn't click Ignore, it may not be long to resolve via the virus definitions update....

I agreed with you. It is better to leave it alone and let avast! to figure it out.

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 09:37:22 PM »
I have the same problem updating Active X as Gregg,Gandalf et al.

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2014, 12:23:59 AM »
Avast! just updated (214.9.0.2011) but the software updater still says Flash Player needs to be updated.

According to Adobe's test page, both Firefox and IE are using the latest versions of Flash (12.0.0.43 on Firefox & 12.0.0.38 on IE). As long as both browser versions appear to be up to date, should I just keep ignoring Avast's software updater?

*sorry about the frequent use of the word 'update.' I didn't intend for the post to read like poem.* :D
« Last Edit: January 17, 2014, 12:26:04 AM by Alicia82 »

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2014, 12:27:29 AM »
Avast! just updated (214.9.0.2011) but the software updater still says Flash Player needs to be updated.

According to Adobe's test page, both Firefox and IE are using the latest versions of Flash (12.0.0.43 on Firefox & 12.0.0.38 on IE).

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As long as both browser versions appear to be up to date, should I just keep ignoring Avast's software updater?

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Yes, it will be resolved in the avast software updater in due course.
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