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Offline louviacl

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Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« on: April 07, 2016, 06:05:33 PM »
I've been using this for years now, but there haven't been any iAVS updates for April yet.



Is this the end of the line for 4.8 updates?

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 06:06:54 PM »

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 06:09:13 PM »
It still appears to be available, current download size 114MB.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 06:10:45 PM »
Check here  >>  https://www.avast.com/download-update
It still appears to be available, current download size 114MB.
Thanks, but I got this message:


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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 06:13:59 PM »
Where and when exactly are you getting this message ?
The download in itself doesn't give/have any checking involved until you actually try to run it after download. Note in my image I save the file and not try to run it directly.

If it is happening when you do run it, try a repair of avast.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 06:37:32 PM »
They still keep avast! 4.8 alive? Weren't they planning to finally terminate it like 2 years ago?
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 06:38:17 PM »
Where and when exactly are you getting this message ?
The download in itself doesn't give/have any checking involved until you actually try to run it after download. Note in my image I save the file and not try to run it directly.

If it is happening when you do run it, try a repair of avast.
I am getting that message after running the file.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 06:40:12 PM »
maybe there are no new signatures supported by the old AV engine / old OS  ?





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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 06:42:04 PM »
They still keep avast! 4.8 alive? Weren't they planning to finally terminate it like 2 years ago?
I thought that as well ::)
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 06:42:36 PM »
maybe there are no new signatures supported by the old AV engine / old OS  ?
Yes, this is my suspicion...  Hopefully it's just an oversight and they will perhaps fix this.

Otherwise I have to ditch 4.8 and move on to something else.  I really love this version.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 06:43:41 PM »
What OS do you run?


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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2016, 06:47:16 PM »
What OS do you run?
Windows XP X64 SP2.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2016, 07:36:31 PM »
Where and when exactly are you getting this message ?
The download in itself doesn't give/have any checking involved until you actually try to run it after download. Note in my image I save the file and not try to run it directly.

If it is happening when you do run it, try a repair of avast.
I am getting that message after running the file.

Did you try the avast Repair as suggested ?
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2016, 09:33:41 PM »
Did you try the avast Repair as suggested ?
I did one better.  I installed it brand new on a seperate computer.  It updated to database 160331-2. which is March 31, 2016.  So this is not a problem on my end.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2016, 09:55:29 PM »
https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/

Support for old versions has stopped, however I've not seen any statement that vps updates have stopped for them though.

There was (still is?) a problem with the updates starting at 31 march.
Although avast said the problem was fixedm it looks like there still is something wrong.
https://www.avast.com/virus-update-history

I know Android devices do not get updates, perhaps old versions of avast have the same problem.

But using 4.8 on a X64 system ?
Come on, get it over and done with and install the latest 2016 version.