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Offline Staticguy

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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2015, 10:49:53 AM »
What's the difference between online installer and full installer? I went to Avast website to download avast and it took me to download.com showing the online installer 5.22 MB.
The full installers are meanwhile listed in the initial post of the thread.

What i mean to say is why is the file size different from each other? Is the online installer the best option to install avast?
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #76 on: March 04, 2015, 10:56:05 AM »
1. What i mean to say is why is the file size different from each other?
2. Is the online installer the best option to install avast?
1. The difference between full and stub installer is obvious, else no idea what you mean.
2. No, I strongly suggest to use the full installer.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2015, 11:10:46 AM by Asyn »
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #77 on: March 04, 2015, 12:00:41 PM »
1. What i mean to say is why is the file size different from each other?
2. Is the online installer the best option to install avast?
1. The difference between full and stub installer is obvious, else no idea what you mean.
2. No, I strongly suggest to use the full installer.

English is my second language. For the past years, since avast 7 - the current version of my installed avast I download avast free via download.com and the file size is small 5.22 MB (online installer). When I download that it downloads the vps updates and etc stuffs and installs etc stuffs and the main program. After that it does a quick start up scan and when it finishes i restart my laptop and register my copy of avast free.

So for the stub installer does it downloads the whole stuff or what? To be honest, this is the 1st time I am hearing about full and stub installer. Sorry about that. Explanation will be much helpful.
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #78 on: March 04, 2015, 02:05:29 PM »
@ Staticguys

The stub installer is just an online installer. You get the rest of the program via web while it installs, and yes you get the "whole stuff".

Thanks Avast. I installed the new version cleanly and I am glad I did. Now Avast does not go crazy with WinPatrol.
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2015, 05:55:59 PM »
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2015, 07:06:23 PM »
avast problems
i'm reboot my compunter more time and always problem


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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2015, 07:14:11 PM »
Try a clean install

Download Avast Uninstall Utility to your Desktop.
Download the correct version of Avast 
Avast Free
Avast Pro
Avast Internet Security
Avast Premier
Disconnect from the net
Uninstall Avast via control panel

  • Run the uninstall tool and accept the reboot to safe mode
  • Once complete reboot your system
  • Reinstall Avast
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2015, 07:39:25 PM »
Try a clean install

Download Avast Uninstall Utility to your Desktop.
Download the correct version of Avast 
Avast Free
Avast Pro
Avast Internet Security
Avast Premier
Disconnect from the net
Uninstall Avast via control panel

  • Run the uninstall tool and accept the reboot to safe mode
  • Once complete reboot your system
  • Reinstall Avast
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réponse here, i'm french
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166893.msg1190413#msg1190413

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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #83 on: March 04, 2015, 07:56:41 PM »
I'm seeing a bug in Avast:

The Avast overview screen says "You are Protected. All shields active.  Everything up-to-date." 

Yet the Update settings page says that I am running program version 2015-10-0-2208 and that version 2015-10-2-2214 is available.


I observed this problem on two different Windows machines.  Incidentally, I have automatic update enabled, and it did not update by itself.

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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #84 on: March 04, 2015, 08:11:49 PM »
@ Staticguys

The stub installer is just an online installer. You get the rest of the program via web while it installs, and yes you get the "whole stuff".

Thanks Avast. I installed the new version cleanly and I am glad I did. Now Avast does not go crazy with WinPatrol.

Thanks. Much appreciated  :). Just to be on the safe side and do right 1st time I will be doing a clean install and install this new version, because of the program update version change. Will report back things after that.
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #85 on: March 04, 2015, 08:13:36 PM »
I'm seeing a bug in Avast:

The Avast overview screen says "You are Protected. All shields active.  Everything up-to-date." 

Yet the Update settings page says that I am running program version 2015-10-0-2208 and that version 2015-10-2-2214 is available.


I observed this problem on two different Windows machines.  Incidentally, I have automatic update enabled, and it did not update by itself.

This should be resolved by doing an update for VPS and closing and restarting your GUI. Try doing a clean install. Remove your current one via add/remove and follow instructions. Run the avast uninstall utility in safe mode. Install a fresh new copy of avast once installed it will do a quick start up scan. Once that is finished. Restart your computer manually and register your copy of avast.
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #86 on: March 04, 2015, 08:51:37 PM »
I'm seeing a bug in Avast:

The Avast overview screen says "You are Protected. All shields active.  Everything up-to-date." 

Yet the Update settings page says that I am running program version 2015-10-0-2208 and that version 2015-10-2-2214 is available.


I observed this problem on two different Windows machines.  Incidentally, I have automatic update enabled, and it did not update by itself.

This should be resolved by doing an update for VPS and closing and restarting your GUI. Try doing a clean install. Remove your current one via add/remove and follow instructions. Run the avast uninstall utility in safe mode. Install a fresh new copy of avast once installed it will do a quick start up scan. Once that is finished. Restart your computer manually and register your copy of avast.
I wasn't asking for help.

I was reporting the bug so that it can be fixed.

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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #87 on: March 05, 2015, 01:50:38 AM »
I'm seeing a bug in Avast:

The Avast overview screen says "You are Protected. All shields active.  Everything up-to-date." 

Yet the Update settings page says that I am running program version 2015-10-0-2208 and that version 2015-10-2-2214 is available.


I observed this problem on two different Windows machines.  Incidentally, I have automatic update enabled, and it did not update by itself.

Not really a bug... your definitions are up to date and 2208 is still a relevant version.  Auto update can take a while to download and install.  Maybe the wording could be changed a bit but really its not inaccurate.

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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #88 on: March 05, 2015, 03:00:58 AM »
"Up-to-date" doesn't just mean fairly recent or not too old.  By the definition of the word, something is up-to-date if it's using the latest information; current as of this moment or the moment of writing.  Consult a dictionary.  You can't call something up-to-date if it's not the latest.
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Re: NEW Version: Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214)
« Reply #89 on: March 05, 2015, 03:41:23 AM »
"Up-to-date" doesn't just mean fairly recent or not too old.  By the definition of the word, something is up-to-date if it's using the latest information; current as of this moment or the moment of writing.  Consult a dictionary.  You can't call something up-to-date if it's not the latest.

You're being anal and playing semantics... like I said they could probably change the wording a little, but it's not like you're using a 3 year old version and your defs are 3 weeks old.  Most of the changes in the current version are to make the program work more fluid with your system not to give you any greater level of protection to the point where a message needs to display saying you're not protected.

Additionally, nothing is every truly up to date... the second they release something it's already obsolete.  The second they release a definition two more variations of the same virus were just released... don't be ridiculous.
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