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Offline Staticguy

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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2014, 11:57:35 AM »
Mine is working absolutely fine.

Avast Free version: 2014.9.0.2021
Date: 4/07/2014
VPS: 140703-1 (up-to-date)
Latest update received: 04/07/2014 9:52:36 pm

In my avast GUI under components status it says that I have received 141 updates in the last 24 hours

Country: New Zealand
« Last Edit: July 04, 2014, 12:03:28 PM by Staticguy »
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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2014, 03:10:19 PM »
Not sure if this is important or relevant but I'm no longer having issues, I changed a setting in my Avast! program and it now updates on startup and with every subsequent time after (depending on auto update setting), the thing I changed that changed everything was in the branch in the "Update" section, by default I believe the option "My computer is always connected to the Internet" is unticked and through some thorough testing and constant investigation of the Win 7 Resource Monitor. I was able to determine that when this option was unticked, the updater application instup.exe would never run automatically, no matter what. (Even if you have auto updates on :/)

After changing this setting to being ticked though it starts up on startup to check for updates and runs every 3 hours after this (my settings are set to 180 minutes), might wanna try this -midnight and see if it works for you, friend.
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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2014, 05:23:36 PM »
Not sure if this is important or relevant but I'm no longer having issues, I changed a setting in my Avast! program and it now updates on startup and with every subsequent time after (depending on auto update setting), the thing I changed that changed everything was in the branch in the "Update" section, by default I believe the option "My computer is always connected to the Internet" is unticked and through some thorough testing and constant investigation of the Win 7 Resource Monitor. I was able to determine that when this option was unticked, the updater application instup.exe would never run automatically, no matter what. (Even if you have auto updates on :/)

After changing this setting to being ticked though it starts up on startup to check for updates and runs every 3 hours after this (my settings are set to 180 minutes), might wanna try this -midnight and see if it works for you, friend.

I've always had "My computer is always connected to the Internet" ticked.  I'm using windows 8.1.1.  Guess I need to check my husbands computer as it's Windows 7.

Thank you for trying to help.

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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2014, 06:21:00 PM »
Not sure if this is important or relevant but I'm no longer having issues, I changed a setting in my Avast! program and it now updates on startup and with every subsequent time after (depending on auto update setting), the thing I changed that changed everything was in the branch in the "Update" section, by default I believe the option "My computer is always connected to the Internet" is unticked and through some thorough testing and constant investigation of the Win 7 Resource Monitor. I was able to determine that when this option was unticked, the updater application instup.exe would never run automatically, no matter what. (Even if you have auto updates on :/)

After changing this setting to being ticked though it starts up on startup to check for updates and runs every 3 hours after this (my settings are set to 180 minutes), might wanna try this -midnight and see if it works for you, friend.

I've always had "My computer is always connected to the Internet" ticked.  I'm using windows 8.1.1.  Guess I need to check my husbands computer as it's Windows 7.

Thank you for trying to help.

Ahhh, sorry then. But I noticed it worked for me right away... but perhaps the program works differently on Win 8... but I did a lot of testing. Around 12 separate tests for when it was off and when it was on and every time it was off, the updater never ran. I always checked my hdd's disc activity via the resource monitor to detect this and the instup.exe always ran on startup when it was ticked.

It was just some random idea, I doubt it's even relevant really but just thought I'd pitch in an idea. :)

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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2014, 06:40:07 PM »
FYI, from a Win 8.1 setup that seems to be working okay...



-Noel

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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2014, 08:41:51 PM »
Working now.........both Streaming Updates and Virus Definition popups with sound.  Also same on my husband's Windows 7.

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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2014, 01:26:35 PM »
So once again, earlier today (Approximately 03:02am in the morning), streaming updates just stopped altogether and haven't streamed since then, and are still not streaming now. Infact... when I check my definitions folder in windows the latest definitions are there. (14070600) but there is absolutely no 14070600_stream folder and there is usually a folder.

My streaming update option is on and always is. Something wrong?
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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2014, 04:06:33 PM »
And now they've started again, as before.

Has Avast ever said that streaming updates WILL or MUST remain continuous, 24/7?

I can imagine outages because of server maintenance, communications upgrades, no new viruses detected for a few hours, etc.

How much additional risk do you feel you take on by the stream of updates stopping for a few hours?  Are you feverishly surfing to sites known to spread the very latest malware, released in the past few hours?

I'm not being critical, mind you - it's great that people keep abreast of how well their systems are working - but I don't imagine Avast needs someone here to let them know their server is down in order for them to be aware of its functioning.

-Noel

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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2014, 04:09:08 PM »
Posted here in error. Sorry  :-[
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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2014, 04:35:43 PM »
@ Cluster-Lizard2014,
You didn't get OC from DriverBooster. I've used the program for about 1 year.
I don't have OC on my system.


I would also like a clearer explanation about the connection or lack of any connection,  between OC and avast!.

Perhaps you meant to reply in https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=150764.0.  Answer is in this reply by Avast team https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=150764.msg1099392#msg1099392
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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2014, 04:39:55 PM »
Thanks John. :)
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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2014, 08:29:02 PM »
And now they've started again, as before.

Has Avast ever said that streaming updates WILL or MUST remain continuous, 24/7?

I can imagine outages because of server maintenance, communications upgrades, no new viruses detected for a few hours, etc.

How much additional risk do you feel you take on by the stream of updates stopping for a few hours?  Are you feverishly surfing to sites known to spread the very latest malware, released in the past few hours?

I'm not being critical, mind you - it's great that people keep abreast of how well their systems are working - but I don't imagine Avast needs someone here to let them know their server is down in order for them to be aware of its functioning.

-Noel

I don't expect the servers to be on 24/7. When did I ever say that?

And yeah, perhaps I am a little OCD when it comes to my computers security... as most people are. It's just I've never seen streaming stop before really and I've been with avast! for years... it seems that lately the servers have been having some real problems as 2 weeks ago I couldn't even download anything from the actual site... because it was downloading at 10kb/s, I couldn't even download the program, nor could I update, it took like an hour.

I don't really appreciate being told I can't worry about my security... and maybe I do expect that if the servers are having some real issues then avast! mods should at least let us know. Infact... I've looked around these forums a bit and I barely see any mods posting on the forums at all. How is it good customer service for a product if the devs of a community don't even listen?

Not trying to sound like a douche or anything, just sayin'.
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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2014, 08:42:51 PM »
Not posting and not listening are two different topics.
I can assure you that they listen and monitor these forums.
They may not post in here as often as many of us would like. :)
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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2014, 10:29:34 PM »
Not posting and not listening are two different topics.
I can assure you that they listen and monitor these forums.
They may not post in here as often as many of us would like. :)

Yeah, maybe. I was probably a bit harsh in my last post. But all I'm trying to say really is that because no-one really knew about the stability and status of the update/streaming servers (because there's never any announcements of problems and such), especially me since 2 weeks ago. I reinstalled avast like 5 times and was a little stressed about about the whole thing.

Now I don't really care if anyone else says that that may seem a little over the top but I care quite a bit about my computer's security and when things start going wrong like this, which I'm not very used to... (as avast! has been running mostly flawlessly for a long time for me) its a bit worrying. Even more-so when there's no information beside the idea that other people may be having the same issues you are, but not from the actual team.

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Re: Streaming updates have stopped
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2014, 10:33:01 PM »
And I apologize if my note seemed critical...  I didn't mean to imply you should do one iota less monitoring than you do.  I was just thinking out loud.

-Noel