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Offline Pernaman

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Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« on: September 01, 2016, 01:26:55 PM »
I've upgraded my Avast twice in these few months I've used Windows 10, and both times I've tried to do the same thing I did with Windows 7 when upgrading Avast, that is letting it upgrade just before turning my computer off for the night, and Avast has upgraded itself whenever I've rebooted it in the morning. However in Windows 10 when I've turned my PC off from Start menu, Avast doesn't seem to finish the upgrade, since when I've turned my PC on after the night, Avast hasn't upgraded and is still showing a notification that my PC needs to be rebooted. Is this an intentional thing or some sort of flaw in Avast's and 10's compatibility etc.? :-\
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Re: Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 01:30:48 PM »
Are you using the "fast boot" option in W10 ?
Are you truly shutting down the system or are you using sleep-/hibernation ?

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Re: Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 02:14:59 PM »
I always simply go to Start menu and click "Shut down". I'm not sure what method in 10 is the default for that, but my PC displays "Shutting down" screen whenever I do it.
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Re: Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 02:23:51 PM »
Do you get the screen from avast that tells a reboot is needed for the changes to take effect ?

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Re: Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 03:13:04 PM »
You need to use the Reboot option within Avast in order for the changes in the Update to take effect.
Even Windows 10 after an update gives a special reboot or shutdown option that finishes the installation of the Windows update.
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Re: Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 12:03:19 AM »
That is just some weak programming.  The A/V kernel is already in place, a shutdown/power on is just as effective as a restart as far as Windows is concerned.

It would not surprise me if just bouncing the Avast service would accomplish what is needed to bring the new kernel/engine online.

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Re: Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 12:10:43 AM »
That is just some weak programming.  The A/V kernel is already in place, a shutdown/power on is just as effective as a restart as far as Windows is concerned.

It would not surprise me if just bouncing the Avast service would accomplish what is needed to bring the new kernel/engine online.
If you need help, please start your own topic. Posting in an old topic is never a good idea.
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Re: Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 12:22:39 AM »
That is just some weak programming.  The A/V kernel is already in place, a shutdown/power on is just as effective as a restart as far as Windows is concerned.

It would not surprise me if just bouncing the Avast service would accomplish what is needed to bring the new kernel/engine online.
If you need help, please start your own topic. Posting in an old topic is never a good idea.

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Re: Avast is only able to upgrade via it's own restart option?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 12:29:23 AM »
That is just some weak programming.  The A/V kernel is already in place, a shutdown/power on is just as effective as a restart as far as Windows is concerned.

It would not surprise me if just bouncing the Avast service would accomplish what is needed to bring the new kernel/engine online.
If you need help, please start your own topic. Posting in an old topic is never a good idea.

He doesn't need help, he expressed his opinion on the Avast! FORUM.
Doesn't change the fact that this is an old topic.
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