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thomwien

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avast update with Windows 2000
« on: September 12, 2005, 11:16:28 PM »
Hi
I just newly installed the current version of Avast on a computer running Windows 2000. I connect to the internet on this computer with a dial up and AOL. If I set Avast for automatic update, or if I put it on manual update, in either case, when Avast either updates or just checks for an update, it always says I need to restart the computer. Is this normal for Avast and Windows 2000 or is it a glitch?

thanks,

Tom

Nicolas

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Re: avast update with Windows 2000
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 11:32:46 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forums.

I'm also runninq Win 2k: it is not normal, never had this problem.  I'm sure somebody else knows how to solve it.







 
« Last Edit: September 12, 2005, 11:34:45 PM by Nicolas »

darth.mikey

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Re: avast update with Windows 2000
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005, 11:58:49 PM »
Now that i read this thread i remembered the last time i installed avast!( 2 or 3 weeks ago) it told me it had to restart for i think 3 or 4 times before the message disappeared i found that a little strange.

Nicolas

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Re: avast update with Windows 2000
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2005, 02:56:55 AM »
Well, I do know that in Win2k it may take several bootups before a new piece of hardware has got all its proper registry keys. For instance, the special function keys of a new keyboard may initially not work.

It's a very old problem that goes back to the days of Win95. It was then called the "mouse problem" and concerned dragging and dropping. Often you had to insert the registry key manually. But in Win2k this bug has disappeared.

 

thomwien

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Re: avast update with Windows 2000
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005, 12:22:40 AM »
Hi
maybe this will help to get my question/problem answered. I copied this from the "setup" log in the DATA\log folder of the main program folder taken from the time I did an update. You can see there is a line that says "reboot." If anyone knows what this means and if it is the cause of the problem, I'd appreciate your input.

thanks,
Tom

13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   general   Entering:UpdateInstallPackages
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   Load C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup\prod-av_pro.vpu
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   LatestPartInfo: news = news-42
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   LatestPartInfo: program = prg_av_pro-2b3
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   LatestPartInfo: setup = setup_av_pro-2b3
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   LatestPartInfo: vps = vps-53700
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   FilterOutExistingFiles: 136 & 135 = 1
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   FilterOutExistingFiles: 136 & 135 = 1
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   FilterOutExistingFiles: 136 & 135 = 1
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   ArePartsInstallable: 1
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   file   SetExistingFilesBitmap: 699->136->135
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   FilterOutExistingFiles: 136 & 135 = 1
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   Extracting from av_pro_core-278.vpu (1)
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   file   Direct delete of file: C:\WINNT\system32\psa1.tmp
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   system   Reboot set by filRenameOnReboot(C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_av_proI.tm~a01668\onefile,C:\WINNT\system32\psapi.dll)
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   file   Installed file:C:\WINNT\system32\psapi.dll
13.09.2005   09:50:00.000   1126623000   package   program: installed 1 files (28944 bytes), removed 0 files

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Re: avast update with Windows 2000
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2005, 04:05:33 AM »
If you search the board for psapi.dll, won't you find your answer...
There are some threads about shuting down while updating.
Seems to be an old problem of Windows 2k (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=9241.msg77255#msg77255)  :'(

Do you have a file into avast folder called:
<avast>\setup\reboot.txt

If so, delete it and see what you get.

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thomwien

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Re: avast update with Windows 2000
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2005, 08:26:17 PM »
There is not a reboot.txt file anywhere in the avast program folder. Should there be one and if so, what does in need in it?

I don't necessarily have a problem with the "avast needs to restart your computer" message and clicking "no" after each update, I just want to make sure that in doing so, there is no compromise to my computer's protection because of some need to reboot. Just want to know that Avast will work as needed despite this message.

thanks,
Tom

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Re: avast update with Windows 2000
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2005, 01:11:12 AM »
I don't necessarily have a problem with the "avast needs to restart your computer" message and clicking "no" after each update, I just want to make sure that in doing so, there is no compromise to my computer's protection because of some need to reboot. Just want to know that Avast will work as needed despite this message.
If the antivirus requires a boot then the update will be available only after boot.
Until there, the antivirus will work like the 'old' version you have in the computer few moments before.
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thomwien

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Re: avast update with Windows 2000
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2005, 02:23:01 PM »
Thanks, Tech
since the reboot message isn't causing a safety problem, as I mentioned previously I don't mind just clicking "no" to the reboot message. So I suppose we can close this thread unless someone comes up with a fix, or maybe it will be fixed in the next version.


thank you,
Tom