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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2017, 03:46:32 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.

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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
Since I don't use Windows 7, I can't confirm or deny the problem.
The standard fix that's always worked is the following procedure:

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2017, 06:17:47 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
Hi, and thanks for your answer. But if you used an system image to restore your computer, that means you restored everything on your computer back to earlier versions, all programs and windows updates etc, not only AVAST. How can you be sure it was the AVAST update causing problem, and not anything else that was restored? Or was you able to restore only AVAST from your system image?

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2017, 06:24:16 PM »
If you restore an image, you install everything from that image.
It's going back in time.
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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 06:54:38 PM »
By reverting to a "old" system image is not going to help isolate the issue. It's just giving-up.
The OP mentioned the behavior shield and I'm wondering if removing/deactivating the shield would resolve the issue.
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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 09:34:43 PM »
Since the last update I am suffering from several very annoying Avast related bugs.

First i noticed very slow vmware performace ( https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198604.0 ), then as mentioned by arnoldchoirsi, windows 7 insists that I have to activate the updates.

It seems to me unacceptable that last Avast version can give so many problems.

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2017, 09:38:01 PM »
Since the last update I am suffering from several very annoying Avast related bugs.

First i noticed very slow vmware performace ( https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198604.0 ), then as mentioned by arnoldchoirsi, windows 7 insists that I have to activate the updates.

It seems to me unacceptable that last Avast version can give so many problems.
See if this has addressed your concerns:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198924.0


Take a look at the following:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198924.msg1378835#msg1378835
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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2017, 09:11:57 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.
It was not a coincidence! 3 days ago I updated (via GUI) to Avast v17.3.2290, and since then the Action Center alerts about Windows Update are gone. Before updating the alerts showed about every second hour (I could make them disappear by just opening Windows Update). So it definitely was related to my previous version of Avast.

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2017, 10:42:42 AM »
As a lot of company, AVAST don't care about users. The bug is not fixed and developers are certainly working on 2018 version from now. No one gave me a link to the 2016 offline installer even if it's easy. I lost my time to report the bug to developpers several months ago and I receved only one automatic answer... I advice to everyone around me, that do not install AVAST. AVAST has not a professional behavior. I hate that.

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2017, 11:17:28 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.
It was not a coincidence! 3 days ago I updated (via GUI) to Avast v17.3.2290, and since then the Action Center alerts about Windows Update are gone. Before updating the alerts showed about every second hour (I could make them disappear by just opening Windows Update). So it definitely was related to my previous version of Avast.
Oh no, the false Windows update alerts have been gone since I updated to Avast v17.3.2290 over a month ago, but yesterday I updated (via GUI) from 17.3.2290 to Avast 17.4.2294, and now the alerts are back in the same way as before!

The alert goes away temporarily if I just open Windows update without doing anything else, but reappears again now and then, exactly the same way as it was behaving before my update to 17.3.2290.

What's going on?

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2017, 08:39:17 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.
It was not a coincidence! 3 days ago I updated (via GUI) to Avast v17.3.2290, and since then the Action Center alerts about Windows Update are gone. Before updating the alerts showed about every second hour (I could make them disappear by just opening Windows Update). So it definitely was related to my previous version of Avast.
Oh no, the false Windows update alerts have been gone since I updated to Avast v17.3.2290 over a month ago, but yesterday I updated (via GUI) from 17.3.2290 to Avast 17.4.2294, and now the alerts are back in the same way as before!

The alert goes away temporarily if I just open Windows update without doing anything else, but reappears again now and then, exactly the same way as it was behaving before my update to 17.3.2290.

What's going on?
If there is no other solution, can someone tell me how to go back to Avast v17.3.2290?
« Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 08:41:34 PM by SolG »

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2017, 08:44:31 PM »
Download the full installer
Remove the currently installed version
Run the installer

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2017, 08:55:58 PM »
Download the full installer
Remove the currently installed version
Run the installer
So you mean I should just reinstall my current version?

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2017, 10:30:21 PM »
Download the full installer
Remove the currently installed version
Run the installer
So you mean I should just reinstall my current version?
Well I started by repairing Avdast via the Windows Control Panel, and rebooted, but the Windows Action Center alerts that Windows Update is disabled, when it is not, still shows up at about every second hour or so.

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Re: Bug Avast free 2017 and Windows 7 Update
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2017, 02:30:51 PM »

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