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Offline praesesza

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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2017, 08:42:27 AM »
I'm unable to upgrade to this version (Free) from 17.3 without an internet connection on Windows XP SP3. This PC is not connected to the internet ever, but can see some USB flash drive traffic so I need to have A/V installed on it which I manually update.

Try downloading the Full Offline Installer for the Avast Free 17.4.2294 from the links in post #1
It should install fine. This is one reason I do not like Stub Installers and always take the full offline version when I can.

I did use the offline installer. Will try to remove Avast and do a clean install and see if that works.

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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #76 on: May 08, 2017, 08:53:29 AM »
For anyone that happens to be a gamer and are experiencing your games not loading up properly or just freezing and lagging, it turns out that one redditor found out it was the File System Shield that was a major Culprit.

From the Overwatch Reddit on people trying to figure out why they can't play it.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/69nw9y/fix_overwatch_taking_ages_to_start_up_freezes_lag/

I just upped my sub for another year, but I think I may uninstall and find a new antivirus.  This has been the 2nd time that Avast has messed up something on or about my computer, the first being that after an update, it changed my main drive that I run windows from to another and rendered my pc useless until I got troubleshoot help from the person who built it for me.

if so then this maybe gives u idea what to... http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588-5.html it talks about 7 most known antiviruses Wdefender included its ppls ratings site with info, Avast team has messed up before, but dam this time they really have messed up & broken Avast, more i read happier i am that i decided to read before updating & luckily my avast doesn't say i am not protected update like few ppl have mentioned, in my PC the notifications have always been bugged sins 2015 or 2016 ver no more nodifications when update is available, but its kind of good i would have disabled this notification anyway :D, no idea is 17.3 stable enough (i have this ver, but it works as protection) cause i haven't scanned for months (some say there is issue with scanning) if PC feels like usual & u haven't noticed anything weird there is no need to scan (but maybe it is harassing my sys bit some programs have become bit slower over few years. but i have seen worse, or its cause of the programs own updates can't really say) before this update i always updated without reading comments here, i won't update & i won't uninstall it yet, i w8 for future & see what future brings, if next update is a mess to maybe i switch antivirus as well, GL with new antivirus

BDW who use sub ver should sue the team to teach them a lesson cause they do some pointless crap to like always changing there UI, & i bet that's part of the issue why they mess up to much pointless crap have been put in to Avast

i quote to wrong person before, u know some sites have the option above & some below a post & it times it makes me do mistake like this :D

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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #77 on: May 08, 2017, 01:06:17 PM »
Well, folks, I asked for help and suport, and I was told to WAIT for instructions about the update of the program.
So I did, and today the instructions were: now you can update. And I did.
The exactly same problems I had after occurred again. Or worst.
Nothing changed, this update is a serial killer of PCs, be carefull, DO NOT UPDATE, you will pay a heavy price.
I hope I'm helping you all, guys.
Good day.
Still waiting... for help.

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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #78 on: May 08, 2017, 01:16:14 PM »
as posted before, just use this version

http://www.filesetups.com/windows/anti-malware/avast-free-antivirus-17.3.2291

update virus definitions, leave program - do not update it :)

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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #79 on: May 08, 2017, 03:33:07 PM »
Still has the issue of the "Behavior Shield" turning itself OFF at times in Windows XP PRO SP3 systems .. does not happen on my Windows 10 Home 64 Bit system
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Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.900
Avast Free Antivirus 20.4.2410 Build 20.4.5312.578

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cx
« Reply #80 on: May 08, 2017, 05:21:31 PM »
Today I have decided to install Avast free av after many years and paired it up with comodo firewall 10 , because I was getting tired of the speedbump wich qihoo 360 put on my system. I am really impressed with the performance! almost no impact on my system , which is a good thing! ;) the only negative I can find at the moment is that the gui needs 20 plus seconds to fully load / open up. anyone else facing this problem , or is it just me? thanks!
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Re: cx
« Reply #81 on: May 08, 2017, 06:37:49 PM »
the only negative I can find at the moment is that the gui needs 20 plus seconds to fully load / open up. anyone else facing this problem , or is it just me? thanks!

No you are not the only who thinks that.
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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2017, 10:14:10 PM »
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.

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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2017, 11:34:45 PM »
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
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:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #84 on: May 09, 2017, 02:13:47 AM »
The new version of Avast has a MAJOR problem, the likes of which I've never encountered in 33 years of computing. I started getting "Permanent Error" bounce messages on any AOL email address put in the Bcc: box. My first thought was that it was AOL's fault, because they recently updated their software. But people in our development whose domain is aol.com were having not problems. Then I thought it was my email client, Windows Live Mail. So I tried sending emails to some AOL customers using Thunderbird, still putting the addresses in the Bcc: box. THEY ALSO BOUNCED. Tried sending emails to AOL customers using Comcast web mail, still putting the addresses in the Bcc: box. THEY DID NOT BOUNCE. It was only then I turned my attention to Avast. I had the option "scan outgoing emails" checked. I unchecked it, then tried again sending emails to AOL customers using the Bcc: box. THEY DID NOT BOUNCE!!!!! The odd thing about this is that if I put the addresses in the "To:" box, they go thru. In the Bcc: box, no.

Weirdest thing I've ever seen, but I've done enough experiments to know that Avast is causing the problem. How is a mystery, but it does exist. Is the Avast crew aware of this?

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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #85 on: May 09, 2017, 04:10:38 PM »
@ KNRover,
I suggest you start your own topic. It will probably get lost by posting it here in this massive thread.
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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #86 on: May 10, 2017, 01:01:24 PM »
WTF game crashes i half to do restart & after restart avast opens & what ic no more txt update available & when i go under settings ic new ver  Avast 17.4.2294, that's not funny!!!
so basically it updated silently without my permission (unless win update updated it), but whats strange is that it happened same time with win update & one of the update was windows malicious software removal tool, don't tell me that windows malicious software removal tool update & avast are connected somehow, or does win count avast as windows malicious software removal tool cause its active

if this ver starts to screw with me like with other users i will uninstall it & half to find a new antivirus, i am not gonna even try to fix some1 else screw-up
if win update had update to avast that is different a bit then i may not get issues, currently i don't have, at lest not like some had, no alerts about all shields off ur not protected, time will tell about the other issues ppl talk about

but if it wasn't win update that updated avast i half to heavily criticize avast team for forcing a broken ver on users, i prefer if it was win updated cause then there is a chance my new ver of avast isn't so bugged
« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 01:24:15 PM by Sugram22 »

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Re: cx
« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2017, 07:43:32 AM »
the only negative I can find at the moment is that the gui needs 20 plus seconds to fully load / open up. anyone else facing this problem , or is it just me? thanks!

No you are not the only who thinks that.
After Microsoft Tuesday Cumulative Update (Quality) installed, avast GUI on the desktop in less than three seconds.  No other changes made to the system.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 20H2 Avast Premier Security version 21.3.2459 (build 21.3.6164.652) UI version 1.0.612.

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Re: cx
« Reply #88 on: May 11, 2017, 12:34:06 PM »
the only negative I can find at the moment is that the gui needs 20 plus seconds to fully load / open up. anyone else facing this problem , or is it just me? thanks!

No you are not the only who thinks that.
After Microsoft Tuesday Cumulative Update (Quality) installed, avast GUI on the desktop in less than three seconds.  No other changes made to the system.

It does appear to load a lot faster, I just did not realize it was because of that Microsoft update, thank you for pointing that out. :)

Now I hope Avast will return the smaller context menu scan window, I just do not like how they changed it to the current big window.
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Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #89 on: May 11, 2017, 04:47:38 PM »
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
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:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
I have tried both of those fixes and neither worked.
A total clean install of Avast Pro but "I am still vulnerable - some web shilels turned off"???
This after about 2 hours and many reboots!
So frustrating, is there any way I can go back to the previous version before the update?