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Re: ???????????????(Resolved)
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2014, 04:08:36 AM »
hi -midnight,

I know you posted this as resolved, but FYI below:

As you likely already know, the twice or thrice daily vps updates are not as important as they used to be.  Remember versions 6 & 7?  That's really all they had were the daily updates for protection back then.  You had to sometimes wait quite a bit of time for your up-date-protection to be current then.

BTW, I've seen the same issue here, what with the daily vps being somewhat delayed, same as you, and have not even considered switching to someone else because of that delay. 

Why is that?

I think they are sometimes fixing the daily vps on the fly (as it is being generally released and then pulling it off) and then releasing a corrected (fixed) version later.  That's what I think is going on.

These daily vps updates have really become sort of moot, more or less, due to the advent of 100's of streaming updates in version 9.  And along with that, there are those emergency updates that are issued several times a month, which weren't done before version 8.  At the very least, with the emergency updates in place, and issued when needed, it is much less likely an avast! user will face the same or worse issue of having a clean Windows file detected as malicious when it is not.  Thus your protection against major vps catastrophes is reduced.

Remember McAfee's major gaffe with a definition update that caused untold XP systems to lose their internet connectivity a while back?  Everyone was affected, if they used any version of McAfee a/v and also used Windows XP, including major corporations.  If that happened today with avast!, it would not be good for them at all.

I'd say for the average user, just-in-time protection (streaming updates) against new(er) or unknown malware has increased exponentially for all, at least since version 8 was introduced; with the old way of doing things, one had to wait up to 12-24 hours for that same protection they can get in minutes or an hour today.

Patience.  At least this part avast! has got right.   ;D
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Re: ???????????????(Resolved)
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2014, 03:32:24 PM »
As mchain states,
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