Author Topic: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!  (Read 44590 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Gopher John

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2098
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2014, 06:21:21 PM »
It's interesting as it has been stated many times before. Folks get overly concerned and bent out of shape if a VPS update doesn't arrive everyday (or a couple of days) when the fact is the "streaming updates" are the crucial front line security updates that are continuously streaming so I'm not sure what about this process is not understandable.
As a matter of fact, it has been asked "are the VPS updates even necessary"?

I guess that Avast could muddle thru with possibly thousands of streaming updates filling the hard drive without VPS updates.  But I think the answer to "Are the VPS updates even necessary?' is and obvious YES.  I understand the process, just pointing out that the update server didn't deliver a published VPS.  It's done it before and probably will again.  If the missing VPS was pulled by Avast, then it's not an issue.  Otherwise, it's something that needs looking at by those that administer the servers.
AMD A6-5350M APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 8.0GB RAM, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE11
i7-3610QM 2.3GHZ, 8.0GB Ram,  Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE 11
Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner

Offline schmidthouse

  • VIRUS FREE A Long Time
  • Avast Evangelist
  • Starting Graphoman
  • ***
  • Posts: 7084
  • When you think you know, Think Again
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2014, 06:29:14 PM »
Agreed, I was just pointing out that these delays have been happening (often on weekends) since forever and that the streaming updates are what's important IF folks are concerned about risk of virus.
???HP ENVY 15K LT W10 Pro 21H1 64Bit/750GB HD/16GB Ram/Avast Premium 21.9.2493b/Secureline VPN v.5.12.5699b/ADU v.21.3b/ASB v.94.0b/SANDBOXIE-plus/MailWasherPRO
**HP Compaq 8510p LT W10 Pro 20H2 64Bit/1TB HD/8GB Ram/WD/ADU v.21.4b/SANDBOXIE/MailWasherPRO/HotSpot Shield
     
RIP*Dell Inspiron XPsp4 PRO 32Bit/Avast(since 2002)18.8.2356/WP/Comodo FW 3.14/Secureline/Comodo IceDragon v.40
LAYERED SECURITY SOFTWARE

Offline Matthew_Wai

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Chinese is my native language.
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2014, 08:38:41 PM »
Folks get overly concerned and bent out of shape if a VPS update doesn't arrive everyday (or a couple of days)
A VPS update didn't arrive at the OP's computer in six days, was it acceptable?
« Last Edit: April 30, 2014, 08:40:46 PM by Matthew_Wai »

Offline jvidal

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 309
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #93 on: May 01, 2014, 08:14:33 PM »
And again, no updates today. Stuck with 140430-2.

Something's definitely wrong with the update servers...

Offline jvidal

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 309
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #94 on: May 01, 2014, 09:20:20 PM »
On avast's defense, though, I must say that there haven't been any new updates today, so it seems it's all good for now. Let's wait until tomorrow and see if it updates normally.

Offline jvidal

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 309
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #95 on: May 02, 2014, 05:07:18 AM »
Just got 140501-0, everything seeems ok.

Offline Matthew_Wai

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Chinese is my native language.
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #96 on: May 02, 2014, 08:57:14 AM »
Someone reported the problems to avast! that fixed them accordingly.
No one reported the problems, but avast! spotted and fixed them.

Which one is correct?

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46301
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #97 on: May 02, 2014, 03:40:37 PM »
Just got 140501-0, everything seeems ok.
This is what's important:

What you're referring to only consolidates the ongoing streaming updates.

Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 21.6, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline Matthew_Wai

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Chinese is my native language.
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #98 on: May 03, 2014, 11:49:02 AM »
What you're referring to only consolidates the ongoing streaming updates.
What do you mean by "consolidates"? Combines them into a single version?

Offline mchain

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 5420
  • Spartan Warrior
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #99 on: May 03, 2014, 12:38:38 PM »
What you're referring to only consolidates the ongoing streaming updates.
What do you mean by "consolidates"? Combines them into a single version?
Correct. 

The two or three times (sometime four) vps updates place all streaming updates into one package, plus also they include any fixes or errors to any streaming updates or prior vps versions.

Streaming updates now provide much more current malware protection, but the consolidation of these updates still take place because not everyone has their systems connected to the Internet 24/7.  It allows these users to catch up on the missed streaming updates that were issued when they were not online.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 20H2 Avast Premier Security version 21.3.2459 (build 21.3.6164.652) UI version 1.0.612.

Offline Matthew_Wai

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Chinese is my native language.
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #100 on: May 03, 2014, 02:01:03 PM »
not everyone has their systems connected to the Internet 24/7.
If the system is connected for an hour daily on average, will automatic updates be far more important than streaming updates?

斯巴达勇士,你也是中国人吗?
« Last Edit: May 03, 2014, 02:30:57 PM by Matthew_Wai »

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46301
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #101 on: May 03, 2014, 03:41:27 PM »
not everyone has their systems connected to the Internet 24/7.
If the system is connected for an hour daily on average, will automatic updates be far more important than streaming updates?

斯巴达勇士,你也是中国人吗?
There is no "more important". Streaming delivers updates as soon as available provided you're on line.
VPS delivers a consolidation of all of the streaming updates since the last VPS update.
By being on line constantly, you're fed protection as soon as it's available.
Only going on line occasionally will most likely deliver your updated protection through a VPS update and, depnding
on how long you remain on line, you may also receive some streaming updates.
As you can see, there are quite a few streaming updates sent:


Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 21.6, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline Matthew_Wai

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Chinese is my native language.
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #102 on: May 03, 2014, 04:07:42 PM »
It seems that your online time is longer than mine, see below.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 85965
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #103 on: May 03, 2014, 04:11:43 PM »
It seems that your online time is longer than mine, see below.

I don't think so, just that the time zones will differ and that could well make a difference - USA Vs Asian time zones are going to give anomalies.

I presume the that the check of numbers received in the last 24 hours is working of your computer system time.

EDIT: And me in the middle United Kingdom time zone.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2014, 04:13:49 PM by DavidR »
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.9.2494 (build 21.9.6698.703) UI 1.0.672/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46301
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Update Problems, AGAIN!!!!
« Reply #104 on: May 03, 2014, 04:15:49 PM »
It seems that your online time is longer than mine, see below.
You also stated that you're on line only for an hour per day. That will also make a difference
as I explained in my reply to your question. :)
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 21.6, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq