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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2016, 02:16:47 PM »
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2016, 05:30:30 PM »
What the hell have you done to avast! ? It now turns any PC into a crawl for several minutes during installation and stayed like that till I've logged out/restarted. Even my main rig with 6 core 4.5 GHz, 32GB RAM and Samsung 850 Pro 2TB. Unacceptable. And I've seen the exact same behavior on 2 other systems with Win10 Anniversary.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2016, 11:20:09 PM »
And it's not respecting the language selection either during install. I've picked English as I prefer it over my native language and the avast! still got installed with Slovenian language. Not cool.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2016, 05:00:09 AM »
I'm not going to installed the v12.3.2279 for a little until 95% of the issue as been resolved and it looks like another QA control has fail again.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2016, 05:09:47 AM »
Updated Via GUI yesterday, well after first reboot, I goto open Specy to check PC temps a moment while Firestorm viewer (Secondlife 3rd party viewer was open) and suddenly machine totally locked up,  (not for sure if related to Avast or not)   Also Microsoft Edge stopped working,  Cortana and Start menu later in the day.   I think in morning gonna try a clean install of 12.3.2279, and retest everything, and see if I can recreate the issues, bugging me, so far today nothing is acting up, so stumped if was related to Avast or something else

Did run sfc /scanow, no intergrity violations found

did run dism online cleanup image/restore health

and chkdsk over night last night--no bad sectors

Temps are excellent for this time of year

So i'll see how Clean install of Avast handles in morning and report back/use support tool then

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2016, 06:46:46 AM »
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Fixed:

+ Randomly opening Avast UI bug

No it isn't. I just had another popup of the Avast UI. 12 hours after running a Smart Scan. If I don't run a Smart Scan, I won't get a popup, but if I do, I will, hours later. This has been the case ever since Nitro. 12.3.2279 hasn't fixed this. A clean install hasn't fixed it either.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2016, 01:28:50 PM »
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
An interesting point, but think of it the other way round.  If you are running Avast and you try to install another AV on top of it, would you want that other AV to have the power to disable Avast and replace it?  If a program can have that power, so can a malware.  Seems a lot better for Avast to be able to co-exist and do a scan that may show problems that were missed by the other AV.  The user can then decide which AV is worth keeping.


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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2016, 03:36:32 PM »
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
An interesting point, but think of it the other way round.  If you are running Avast and you try to install another AV on top of it, would you want that other AV to have the power to disable Avast and replace it?  If a program can have that power, so can a malware.  Seems a lot better for Avast to be able to co-exist and do a scan that may show problems that were missed by the other AV.  The user can then decide which AV is worth keeping.

Plus, you know how many threads over the years where users O/S are bricked because of conflicting A/Vs ?
This change will make sure Avast doesn't cause a problem with an install.
However, I think DURING install Avast should pop-up a warning that it sees another A/V....a lot of times users don't know (eg. A/V expired) or an uninstall of other A/V is not clean.
Avast should state during that pop-up the limitation Avast will be installed under if they proceed and suggestion to exit install to go clean (fully remove) other A/V.
Since Avast is doing check...this should be done first in the process.......and also give user which other A/V it sees.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2016, 03:54:12 PM »
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
An interesting point, but think of it the other way round.  If you are running Avast and you try to install another AV on top of it, would you want that other AV to have the power to disable Avast and replace it?  If a program can have that power, so can a malware.  Seems a lot better for Avast to be able to co-exist and do a scan that may show problems that were missed by the other AV.  The user can then decide which AV is worth keeping.

Plus, you know how many threads over the years where users O/S are bricked because of conflicting A/Vs ?
This change will make sure Avast doesn't cause a problem with an install.
However, I think DURING install Avast should pop-up a warning that it sees another A/V....a lot of times users don't know (eg. A/V expired) or an uninstall of other A/V is not clean.
Avast should state during that pop-up the limitation Avast will be installed under if they proceed and suggestion to exit install to go clean (fully remove) other A/V.
Since Avast is doing check...this should be done first in the process.......and also give user which other A/V it sees.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2016, 04:38:00 PM »
I've updated to the newest avast 12.3 on three XP systems, and do not see the Passive Mode option/toggle under Settings/Troubleshooting.   I'm wondering --- is this because:
1) I don't have a second resident anti-virus on these systems, so avast "realizes" there is no need to offer me passive mode?  or
2) Passive Mode isn't available under XP??

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2016, 04:42:36 PM »
Passive mode is Win7+ only as there is a sufficient implementation of windows security center.

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2016, 04:44:17 PM »
Thank you for the quick and simple response.
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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2016, 05:20:43 PM »
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?

Please help!

after upgrading to last version (12.3.2279), randomly my avast won't initialize. It loads at startup but leaves me with a red "X" on its systray icon with the message that i am unprotected. Avast service is stopped when it happens.

i already tried to uninstall/reinstall in many ways(with its uninstaller, or aswclear).

More, "avastsupport.exe" tells me there is another av installed, but it's not.

I'm using XP sp3

can somebody help?

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2016, 05:22:26 PM »
Can you send me packed data folder? c:\documents and users\all users\appdata\Avast Software\Avast (or some similar path).

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Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2016, 05:57:41 PM »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/scf5aio14t8232k/Avast.zip?dl=0


here's the link to the zip of the folder.

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