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Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« on: February 13, 2017, 11:58:14 AM »
Hi,

After the update of Avast free 2016 to 2017 version on my Windows 7 Pro, the Action Center alert me that Windows Update was desabled, but is not in fact. Windows Update is steel "green".
I don't want to desactive the message, that not a solution.

Finally, I used a system image of my computer to go back to Avast free 2016 and every things is ok now. I will keep this version until you fix this bug.

A link to the 2016 offline version installer will be apprecied.

Have a good day.

PS : I hate this kind of captcha as a lot of users!
« Last Edit: February 13, 2017, 12:00:22 PM by arnoldchoirsi »

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 12:43:23 PM »
avast doesn't disable/enables the Windows update settings.

The problem is very likely a known bug in the action center.
Reset the WMI and see if it solves the problem.

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 03:30:29 PM »
avast doesn't disable/enables the Windows update settings.
Maybe you'r right, but the problem is that Windows Action Center alerts me that the Windows Update is desabled, even if is not.
This problem appeared of my computer after the upgrade of Avast 2016 to Avast 2017. Return to Avast 2016 solve the problem...

The problem is very likely a known bug in the action center.
I don't think so.

Please, may have a link to download the last version of Avast 2016 (offline installer)?

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 01:00:12 PM »
I am running Windows 7 and AVAST free version, and just noticed the same behaviour as arnoldchoirsi. After Avast automatically uppdated to latest version, Windows Action Center alert me that Windows Update is disabled, but it is not.

I saved my settings in windows update without changing anything, and the alert went away. We'll see if it stays away or come back...

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 10:12:40 PM »
No, the solution was just temporary, the alert is back. And actually it's enough to open Windows update for the alert in the Action Center to go away, no need to save the update settings.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 11:02:38 PM by SolG »

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 11:18:38 PM »
I have 8.1 and the current Avast update forces me to disable my protection to get Windows updates (same with IE, various applications, etc.).

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 11:20:27 PM »
I have 8.1 and the current Avast update forces me to disable my protection to get Windows updates (same with IE, various applications, etc.).
How does it force you to do that ???
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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 12:20:24 AM »
To open any of these I have to either disable the Behavior Shield or Avast entirely--then all is normal.

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 12:23:00 AM »
To open any of these I have to either disable the Behavior Shield or Avast entirely--then all is normal.
There's nothing to open when updating Windows.
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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 12:35:58 AM »
Sigh.

Even though I have updates on automatic I regularly check for updates manually--Avast is blocking me from doing this.

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 12:38:12 AM »
Sigh.

Even though I have updates on automatic I regularly check for updates manually--Avast is blocking me from doing this.
You must have a special computer. I don't see anyone else complaining about problems with Windows updates.
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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2017, 12:42:32 AM »
I guess I do, Bob. And no one else is having any problems with the latest Avast update, are they now?

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 11:26:40 AM »
I still have the problem with Windows Action Center (on Windows 7) alert me that Windows Update is disabled, when it is not. This behaviour started after AVAST automatically updated to latest version. Of course it could be a coincidence, but if someone else have this problem (and even know how to fix it) I would be happy to know.

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 03:38:49 PM »
I still have the problem with Windows Action Center (on Windows 7) alert me that Windows Update is disabled, when it is not. This behaviour started after AVAST automatically updated to latest version. Of course it could be a coincidence, but if someone else have this problem (and even know how to fix it) I would be happy to know.

Hi,

It's not a coincidence. To "solved" the problem, I came back to the last Avast 2016 by using a Windows System Image, because no one give me a link where I can download an offline installer of Avast 2016. I reported this bug to the developers and I waiting for a reply too. When I would be tired of waiting for, I will install Antivir on my computer as I do from now on the computers of my friends/familly. AVIRA Antivir is as good as AVAST, but I prefer AVAST, that's all.

Good luck
« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 03:40:42 PM by arnoldchoirsi »