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Re: Can't update the program
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2014, 07:40:55 PM »
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There should be a temporary solution to this...where the program should notify you that you need to switch silent mode off in order to update even manually. Having to go through a number of threads regarding similar problems until I found this solution by Thany, was a waste of my time.
Since this is an actual bug that was just acknowledged by Avast, the simple solution is to not use the silent gaming mode on a permanent basis till the problem has been fixed.


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Re: Can't update the program
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2014, 08:46:57 PM »
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There should be a temporary solution to this...where the program should notify you that you need to switch silent mode off in order to update even manually. Having to go through a number of threads regarding similar problems until I found this solution by Thany, was a waste of my time.
Since this is an actual bug that was just acknowledged by Avast, the simple solution is to not use the silent gaming mode on a permanent basis till the problem has been fixed.


Since the whole point of the silent/gaming mode is not to bug you with popups or audible notices, having a popup/notice sort of breaks that isolation whilst gaming, etc.

I think working out a temporary fix even if possible, essentially that would break the point of silent/gaming mode; they should make it a priority to get it fixed. And as Bob said, just use the silent/gaming mode whilst actually gaming.
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Re: Can't update the program
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2014, 03:21:11 AM »
I was also unable to perform a manual program update of Avast until I disabled "silent" mode.

I keep it in silent mode all of the time, regardless if a full screen application is active or not.

Thanks, glad I found this thread as well :)

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Re: Can't update the program
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2014, 11:08:51 PM »
Add me to one of the many "unwashed" would could not update the program until silent mode was turned off.

A bit frustrating to read this thread and all the advice you knew would not work UNTIL, Thany came up with the solution.

Surprised it has not been fixed yet. But, for a free program, guess we can't complain much.

Anyway, again, many thanks to Thany....

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Re: Can't update the program
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2014, 01:33:46 PM »
Silent mode is designed to prevent popups, changes affecting games/presentations etc.

If someone has program updates set to auto and halfway through a game or full screen app, your AV suddenly goes through an update , then reboots, you wouldn't be too pleased.

So, is this a bug, or there by design?

Clearly there is a difference between an automated popup message and the user manually clicking on Update in the Avast interface. So yes it is a bug and you should not have had to be told that. 2 seconds of thought would have given you the answer.

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Re: Can't update the program
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2014, 03:11:34 PM »
Silent mode is designed to prevent popups, changes affecting games/presentations etc.

If someone has program updates set to auto and halfway through a game or full screen app, your AV suddenly goes through an update , then reboots, you wouldn't be too pleased.

So, is this a bug, or there by design?

Clearly there is a difference between an automated popup message and the user manually clicking on Update in the Avast interface. So yes it is a bug and you should not have had to be told that. 2 seconds of thought would have given you the answer.
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