Author Topic: "Your virus definitions are out of date", released 12/31/1969  (Read 2437 times)

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Offline ky331

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A few minutes ago, I received a popup warning from avast:   
"Your virus definitions are out of date.   You should update them now."

Opening the UI and going to updates, it shows I indeed have the current version 17-06-09-4 (plus a subsequent "stream")... but with release date 12/31/1969.   The last update was received a few minutes ago, and checking for a newer update shows there's nothing newer.

My system clock is showing the correct date & time.

Is this happening to anyone else?  I felt sure I'd find several posts in the forum, but mine is apparently the first.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 03:09:58 AM by ky331 »
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Re: "Your virus definitions are out of date", released 12/31/1969
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 03:22:38 AM »
I rebooted, and things seem back to normal.   

So it was just a very weird glitch, I guess...

EDIT:   I see I received another streaming update after rebooting... so that could have corrected the matter.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 03:25:44 AM by ky331 »
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Re: "Your virus definitions are out of date", released 12/31/1969
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 12:54:25 PM »
Curiously, the same thing happened again today.   An ancient "received on" date, which changed back to normal after a reboot.

Since there's been no comments, I take that to me I'm the only one experiencing this...
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Re: "Your virus definitions are out of date", released 12/31/1969
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 01:29:01 PM »
Check the date/time in the Bios/UEFI