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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #195 on: August 08, 2016, 02:06:24 AM »
Has the Statistics window been removed? It used to be located under Tools but it's no longer there.

Edit: I ask because now I don't see a way to access the Virus Vault, see what is being scanned, or see if I've missed something being flagged.
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #196 on: August 08, 2016, 06:43:34 AM »
Has the Statistics window been removed?
The stats get reworked and should be back in September.
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #197 on: August 08, 2016, 11:55:33 AM »
To access Virus Vault:

From the main ("home") menu.
click on SCAN
then SCAN FOR VIRUSES
on the bottom line of that screen, you should see Quarantine (Virus Chest).
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #198 on: August 08, 2016, 12:00:07 PM »
To access Virus Vault:

From the main ("home") menu.
click on SCAN
then SCAN FOR VIRUSES
on the bottom line of that screen, you should see Quarantine (Virus Chest).
Or (even easier) right click the Avast icon in the tray.
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #199 on: August 09, 2016, 12:52:18 PM »
To access Virus Vault:

From the main ("home") menu.
click on SCAN
then SCAN FOR VIRUSES
on the bottom line of that screen, you should see Quarantine (Virus Chest).
Or (even easier) right click the Avast icon in the tray.

It would be nice if they put the feature back in on the Avast GUI home page for several customizable "quick links" like they had prior.
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #200 on: August 09, 2016, 02:17:26 PM »
To access Virus Vault:

From the main ("home") menu.
click on SCAN
then SCAN FOR VIRUSES
on the bottom line of that screen, you should see Quarantine (Virus Chest).
Or (even easier) right click the Avast icon in the tray.

It would be nice if they put the feature back in on the Avast GUI home page for several customizable "quick links" like they had prior.
One of the reasons why this video was created:
Avast 2016 - Navigating the New User Interface


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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #201 on: August 09, 2016, 02:46:12 PM »
To access Virus Vault:

From the main ("home") menu.
click on SCAN
then SCAN FOR VIRUSES
on the bottom line of that screen, you should see Quarantine (Virus Chest).
Or (even easier) right click the Avast icon in the tray.

It would be nice if they put the feature back in on the Avast GUI home page for several customizable "quick links" like they had prior.

That wouldn't be any quicker as you would have to open the UI to get to it, in the tray icon context menu, you can directly access it. We have been asking for some time now for the tray icon context menu to be updated giving easier access to commonly used functions. That would be easier for all concerned, avast and users.
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #202 on: August 09, 2016, 02:52:58 PM »
The Forum swallowed my original post....  here's the re-write:
The difference is that the User is more likely to see the shortcuts on the UI.
We were actually promised an increase of shortcuts for both the UI and the right click menu.
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #203 on: August 09, 2016, 03:53:15 PM »
I updated to this version the day it was released but I keep seeing this.

See screenshot.

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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #204 on: August 09, 2016, 04:12:03 PM »
I updated to this version the day it was released but I keep seeing this.

See screenshot.
Have you rebooted your computer ???
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #205 on: August 09, 2016, 04:47:43 PM »
I've rebooted at least 10 times but when I click on the user interface it always showed I need to reboot my computer. 

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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #206 on: August 09, 2016, 05:14:59 PM »
Have you used the link on the UI to reboot the system ???
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #207 on: August 09, 2016, 05:26:45 PM »
Yes.I have.

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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #208 on: August 09, 2016, 05:32:08 PM »
Yes.I have.
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Re: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276
« Reply #209 on: August 12, 2016, 04:42:14 PM »
I upgraded from Win7 to Win10 on 28 July, just a day before the offer ended, hoping that by then any compatibitily bugs would have been sorted.  Checked that Avast program was up to date, along with everything else.  The following day Avast offered the update to the current version 12.2.2276 which I installed and all seemed fine.

On 10 Aug I installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  A big mistake not to have waited for the compatibility bugs to be ironed out...

Apart from Windows reverting to standard privacy settings instead of everything being turned off as I had set during the previous upgrade, everything seemed fine for a while.

Then I get Avast popup showing a file reputation warning.  Four warnings on top of each other.  The warning said that the file had not been seen by many people, and it appeared to be from what looked like a Windows Update location.  Avast said that it had no signature.

After declining the 4 popups (connection rejected), they reappeared maybe half an hour later.  In the meantime I'd checked that Avast was still up to date, and looked for this forum.  I still can't find a link to this forum from within Avast, and a google search seemed to indicate it was no longer available having been hacked some time ago.  Using the correct URL just gave an error message indicating the page didn't exist.  (Perhaps it was down for maintenance, with no warning page?)

I decided to phone Avast to query why a Windows Update file was showing unsigned and failing the reputation test.

I looked in the program and called an 0203 number in the UK and it was answered by someone with an American accent.  After some discussion he asked me to install the BomGar remote control program, so that he could seem my screen and read the warning that I was seeing.

He said that it was definitely not from Windows, as it wasn't a Windows Update location. 

He then ran a program to check for  problems, which said  that I had more than one antivirus program running.  I assumed this meant the Windows Defender built into Windows 10 wasn't disabled properly.

He also said my Virus Chest in Avast had lots of old things in it, and they should all have been automatically purged after 30 days. 

Also there were some files on my computer that were locked and unable to be scanned.  He said this was likely to be caused by a virus, and that my system was full of viruses.  Also that Avast wasn't up to date, and therefore not updating itself properly.  Apparently being prevented by the virus.

I was then persuaded reluctantly to part with £129.99 for Avast Total Support.  Remember, I had called to report that Avast had a bug.

Half an hour later BomGar connected me to another person - an American lady, who was very helpful.  She had a look around and verified that Avast was showing fully updated, so she did a repair installation (as I could have done if the first-line agent had suggested it, or as I would have read about if the forum had been working...)

This seemed to stop the warning popups, which were apparently from the correct Windows Update location.  She didn't offer any explanation about why Avast was saying they were unsigned, or why anything from Microsoft Update would rely on reputation testing...

She then ran the HitmanPro scanner (free for first use) which did flag up a couple of items of malware.  A trojan in a spell checker for OE, that I had only downloaded in order to scan it for viruses, and had never run on my Windows 7 machine that doesn't have Outlook Express.  That file was from 2012, and the other dodgy one was even earlier and may have been copied from my previous WinXP machine.  The copying would have been scanned by Avast, and again I'm fairly sure it had never run on this machine.

She then used MalwareBytes junk file scanner (also free) to remove a huge number of thumbnail files from my huge collection of photos. 

My machine is now running marginally faster, though Google Chrome still keeps pausing and saying "not responding" and this had sometimes been happening on the BomGar program too.  Defraggler reports that after a defrag my drive speed is just over 2Mbps.  A lot of files still can't be defragged by Defraggler, although Windows reports the drive as 0% fragmented.

I'm puzzled by various things - why use BomGar when Avast has remote access built in?  (or would that have been vulnerable to the repair installation of Avast?)

Why was BomGar unable to survive a reboot, and required the lady to phone me again from the States to ask me to reconnect her?  She had seen that TeamViewer was installed on my machine and I know that can survive reboots.

Why does Avast Total Support not include anything of the Avast suite? 

HitmanPro is a purely heuristic scanner so I'd expect a few false positives.  The agent didn't send the malware to Avast to be checked as to why Avast failed to detect it.

My Virus Chest still has very old stuff in it.  Was the Anniversary Update at 3GB too big for it?

So, did I get ripped off by a first-line agent who didn't know that Avast had a problem with the Anniversary Update, or did I get good value from someone using free software to spend half a day fixing my machine?
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