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Avast! Emergency Update
« on: March 18, 2015, 12:03:50 AM »
Avast! is rolling out an Emergency Update at this moment.
I am curious what it fixes.

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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 12:12:41 AM »
It's NOT the subscription information being accessible in Avast Internet Security. :-\
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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 12:19:42 AM »
And NOT the Sandboxie issue either ...

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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2015, 01:44:29 AM »
Well one of the team mentioned that a fix for something (I thought the subscription bug) would probably be released via the emergency update.

I guess we will have to wait and see.

Have you actually rebooted since WinPatrol or your firewalls started querying emergency update related permissions ?
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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 01:48:47 AM »
Have you actually rebooted since WinPatrol or your firewalls started querying emergency update related permissions ?

Yes of cource :)

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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 04:13:43 AM »
I also have restarted Windows, and the subscription bug isn't fixed.
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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 01:38:36 PM »
Huh ???

Serious : I didn't had the shop and subscription bug, but now after the Emergency Update I have those bugs too on both systems :o

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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 01:43:40 PM »
Maybe these bugs will be declared the new 'normal'. :P
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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 01:48:16 PM »
Maybe they want to get rid of the paying customers :P

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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2015, 03:44:28 PM »
Today, Avast Internet Security will display subscription information by right-clicking on Subscription information of the Avast tray icon on both machines.

Yesterday, even after a couple of reboots after the emupdate was applied, it wasn't working.
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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2015, 03:57:13 PM »
Yes :)

Shop and subscription are working here too ( again ) on my Win 7 system, also when I open them from the Avast GUI  :)

EDIT : On my Vista system it is working too. It seems to be fixed than :)

EDIT 2 : No new Emergency Update was rolled out today. So how it is fixed now, is a mystery to me.

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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2015, 04:24:14 PM »
Yes :)

Shop and subscription are working here too ( again ) on my Win 7 system, also when I open them from the Avast GUI  :)

EDIT : On my Vista system it is working too. It seems to be fixed than :)

EDIT 2 : No new Emergency Update was rolled out today. So how it is fixed now, is a mystery to me.

Greetz, Red.

I just wonder if as well as the EM Update there has also been some change on the engine update, within the regular avast Engine and virus definitions auto update.
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Re: Avast! Emergency Update
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2015, 04:35:33 PM »
I just want to add that both systems were switched on from sleeping mode.
When I first tested shop and subscription after Gopher John's message, they were not working.
Than I updated both virus defenitions and program from the GUI.
After rebooting Windows, shop and subscription was working again on both systems.

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« Last Edit: March 19, 2015, 04:47:32 PM by Rednose »
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