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Re: 7.0.1466 updated to 9.0.2021
« Reply #150 on: October 13, 2014, 01:19:20 AM »
Do you happen to know [...] if the Emergency Update is also the process used to force a program update, even when set to manual, when a build or version reaches end-of-life?
I believe AvastEmUpdate is responsible for the forced update. Moments after allowing AvastEmUpdate Internet access, my v7 install was forcibly updated to v8, not v9. About a day later AvastEmUpdate asked again for Internet access, that's when I permanently firewall blocked it, which resulted in many blocked entries in the log to various servers. And I mentioned above how I fixed that. Which, BTW, is still sticking.

Good deal, Duran. I set the properties on the imposter text file to read only and this morning AVAST had created AvastEmUpdate.exe.temp that was 247kb just like the real file, but weird it was given the .temp extension. I then went into COMODO FW and waited several minutes for all the trusted files to load to see if AvastEmUpdate.exe was listed among them, and it was, so I moved it to blocked. The Task Scheduler task remains disabled. So we'll see how it goes.

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Re: 7.0.1466 updated to 9.0.2021
« Reply #151 on: October 14, 2014, 08:38:00 AM »
I am with pmstewartt and bootsy, agreeing with most of what they said.

I use Avast since years and if somebody asked me, which AV to use I suggested Avast.
But since the last updates, I am very unhappy.

Here in Germany we are not used to have inline ads all the time, pushing you to buy things you don't want at all.
I don't want to get notified that there are some MB that can be cleaned away, or some programs could be erased because they are slow.
I am a user from beginning on, more than 25 years now and I had my share of fails.

I don't mind the Win8 look of the GUI, but please give us some switches and control back, so we can switch off the constant telling of which program could be updated, which space I could save and stuff like that.
That might be good advise for rookies, but frankly said "I don't give a rats ass" for those notifications, they just annoy me.

It used to be a good software, doing what it's supposed to do, but now?
I am a mature and responsible citizen, I don't need them to tell me what might be good for my computer.

One example:
lately I went online to do some Online-banking stuff and went into Safe-Zone. There I did my deeds and saved some CSV and PDF files for further usage.
After getting out of the Save-Zone, my files were gone... what a shock !!!
There was no notification at all, giving you ideas how to reach your files.
Only after digging around I found out that these files will be left in the Zone and you are not at all able to get them out once the Zone is configured automatically by Avast the first time. It didn't ask me than, if I want to have some save place where I can reach the files.
You can reach them only when you boot in Admin mode, dig into some directory structure and get your files from there.
What was that??

This is supposed to keep people to stay with Avast? No, not with me.

Next year when the paid period is done, I will switch to something better.

This is just an example, how the whole concept of this software has changed.
They are only looking for profits, more profits than they did selling the paid versions.
Well they can do, but not with me.




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Re: 7.0.1466 updated to 9.0.2021
« Reply #152 on: October 14, 2014, 08:42:52 AM »
I don't know about what controls you're talking about, but they haven't taken any away, they have jjust added them. And you can remove GrimeFighter or Software Updater through Programs and Features and just remove them entirely. Or not install them in the first place the same way.
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Re: 7.0.1466 updated to 9.0.2021
« Reply #153 on: October 15, 2014, 05:45:54 AM »
@Michael207... unfortunately if you let AVAST update for you (or if it did so without your permission) it will install all the modules -- that is, every feature -- by default. If you are not familiar with the modules or features which change somewhat with each new major version, you can read the website to see what they are. This will allow you to decide which ones you want, and which ones you don't.

Then, as RejZoR mentioned, you can go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features and dbl-click on AVAST then choose CHANGE in the left AVAST pane. You should be able to uninstall the modules you don't want.

In the future if installing AVAST from scratch manually, choosing the CUSTOM INSTALL option in the initial installation screen (which is somewhat hard to spot) will allow you to uncheck features you don't want, giving you control over the install. The "Express Install" option which is the easy one to spot will install everything by default.

Hope this helps... and btw in the settings of the version (v7.0.1474) I use there is a tick box that can be unchecked so I won't be offered  "AVAST recommended features" or "social networking features" ... if you are using a paid version (mine is free) it's hard to believe they are running ads through your interface, unless there is a way to turn them off. Maybe another user can help with that.

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Re: 7.0.1466 updated to 9.0.2021
« Reply #154 on: October 15, 2014, 11:26:08 AM »
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In the future if installing AVAST from scratch manually, choosing the CUSTOM INSTALL option in the initial installation screen (which is somewhat hard to spot) will allow you to uncheck features you don't want, giving you control over the install. The "Express Install" option which is the easy one to spot will install everything by default.
If you still need further help or clarification, check this out:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1083374#msg1083374
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