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looks like us dialup are tsol
« on: November 27, 2014, 10:58:24 PM »
I have tried many times, both after the prompt and calling it up- tried to download the "UPDATE".  I have xp.

I cannot get near downloading what i paid for. 

I know.  sucks to be me.

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Re: looks like us dialup are tsol
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 11:36:59 PM »
The program update, if done from the user interface is very big - trying to do this on dial-up would be painfully slow. The on-line installer is worse than downloading the full program off-line installation/setup file.

This in all honesty is going to be a pain on dial-up (I still remember my time on dial-up), if you have a friend or local government office, library, etc. that has broadband, download the full off-line setup file.

What avast program is it that you have bought, choose from the list below to download:
Free AV: - http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
Pro AV:  - http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
AIS:     - http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
Premier: - http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe


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Re: looks like us dialup are tsol
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2014, 01:45:49 AM »
What's a killer for me now with Avast on dial-up is "Avast Service," which continually uploads/downloads and because of this everything has become a crawl, some pages not loading/stuck and some programs never load. This all happened fairly recently with Avast and I tell you, it sucks.

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2014, 04:07:14 PM »
The avastSvc.exe avast service function may have changed, but not massively - it still controls the various shields and the web shield monitors all http and https (new scan https feature, depending on OS) traffic from your browser. Ordinarily this traffic would be assigned to a browser, but because that traffic is routed through avast so it can be scanned, it is recorded against avastSvc.exe.

There is other traffic related to the File System Shield (also controlled by the avast service), where a check can be made on the avast cloud to see if this file (hash) has any history/reputation to indicate if it may be malicious. This shouldn't put that much on even dial-up. Presumably if you have the dial-up modem off, that check can't be done.

All of this is down to trying to give better protection to the avast user, but it does come with some overheads. Most of the modern top rated AVs also use cloud computing to reference as that is the most up to date information on infections/malware, it isn't just avast doing this.

Avast also does streaming updates so that you get regular signature updates streamed to your system (which can't happen if your modem is off) along with the regular VPS updates - the VPS updates however, are normally done by a different different function instup.exe.

Being stuck on dial-up sucks.
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Re: looks like us dialup are tsol
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2014, 05:13:04 AM »
I never had problems with Avast until about 3 months ago.
Where I live I can only hook up with dial-up and over-priced Shaw Cable---which also has sh_tty service.
No satellite because the mountain blocks them.
Optic phone TV/Internet is coming though but not for another year.

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