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Offline mchain

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2014, 05:43:26 AM »
Have noted same thing here.  Refreshing the updater resulted in no change in status. 

Think what happened here is that Adobe did a non-standard thing in making both Windows and plug-in upgraded versions different and not the same version number as usual.  IE version is different from the NAPAI plug-in version, i.e., 12.0.0.38 and 12.0.0.43.  Avast wasn't ready for that or it was a detail overlooked in updating the updater database.

Same thing happened over at Secunia with their PSI program, but over there the new active X version was missing entirely from their database.  Fixed now.

As long as one has faithfully followed the security process of updating exploitable programs with newer versions as they come out, and has verified that the old has been tossed and replaced with the new, there is nothing to worry about.  You've done all you can.

Certainly would not select "ignore update" due to a database error, as here.  That might lead to unforeseen consequences down the road if left as is.

This avast issue should be fixed soon.
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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2014, 09:59:19 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.

Thanks for this advice, will wait for fix.

Cheers :)

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2014, 05:14:06 PM »
This is probably a silly question but would it be okay to just uninstall/disable the IE version of Flash Player?  I never use Internet Explorer.

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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2014, 06:07:55 PM »
This is probably a silly question but would it be okay to just uninstall/disable the IE version of Flash Player?  I never use Internet Explorer.


I'm not sure about the 9.0 version of avast and the use of flash, previously in avast 8.0 there were some flash elements and they required the activeX (IE) version of the flash plugin.

So I would say for now, leave it in place.
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Re: Software Updater now working?
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2014, 12:32:54 AM »
The latest virus definitions 140117-1 has corrected the "Software Updater" looking for updating I.E. (Active X) same as Firefox. Showing as being up to date with v 12.0.0.38 for I.E.