Author Topic: why avast block nvidia driver downloads?  (Read 2750 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

REDACTED

  • Guest
why avast block nvidia driver downloads?
« on: September 16, 2015, 11:36:05 PM »
Been wanting to ask this for a while but too lazy :P
When I download nvidia driver, the download always just "hangs" at 99%, no error message whatsoever. But if I disable avast anti-virus and restart the download it will be able to finish fine. This has been going on for like a year maybe longer how come no one reported it?...

Offline Asyn

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 76213
  • Urlaub/Vacation
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
Re: why avast block nvidia driver downloads?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 09:10:57 AM »
- Which Avast..? (Free/Pro/IS/Premier)
- Which version..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

REDACTED

  • Guest
Re: why avast block nvidia driver downloads?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 04:55:25 PM »
Avast Free anti-virus v10.3.2225 when I downloaded nvidia driver a couple days ago but this been happening for like 1 year+ for me so..... quite a few versions.

Not just nvidia driver as well, a few month ago when I tried to download Java JDK it stopped at 99% and couldn't finish. I had to disable avast and restart from beginning to get the file.

Happened on both my Win 7 SP1 64bit desktop and my win 8 64bit laptop.

Comodo firewall is the only other security software installed.

Always been using Avast, well at least for the past few years.

Offline Asyn

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 76213
  • Urlaub/Vacation
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
Re: why avast block nvidia driver downloads?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 07:36:44 AM »
Update to the latest version (10.4.2233): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176600.0
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

REDACTED

  • Guest
Re: why avast block nvidia driver downloads?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 12:18:38 AM »
sorry to bump this topic but this is still not fixed...
i just tried to download latest JDK (8u74) and stopped at 99%.
I had to stop all avast shields and RESTART the downloads from beginning....
Wasted bandwidth thanks to Avast...

avast 11.1.2253

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31210
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: why avast block nvidia driver downloads?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 12:34:36 AM »
1]
Yes, the problem that the OP reported has been fixed.

2]
The JDK is from Sun, not from NVidia.

3]
The JDK is not a driver.

4]
I just tested things and there was not a problem at all while downloading the JDK.