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Offline TheLightgg

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 08:38:43 PM »
Is there any news about any future patch to correct the problems ?

Or a topic to know the progress of future patches ? :)

Thx

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2017, 08:26:54 AM »
Same here, but only happen on several machine

any update or info?

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2017, 08:45:58 PM »
What was the previous version of Avast?
I want to find and reinstall that one because I can't go on like this.

edit: I guess it was 17.6.2310

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2017, 01:34:35 PM »
What was the previous version of Avast?
I want to find and reinstall that one because I can't go on like this.

edit: I guess it was 17.6.2310

Yes ! ;)

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17.6.2310
2017-08-31

- Improved Anti-Phishing prevents you from falling victim to scams and fake sites (no browser extension needed!)
- New standalone Avast Cleanup Premium product with improved cleaning (to be rolled out in stages)
- We now recommend scanning for hidden network threats when you first connect to a new network
- Our systray icon now shows when you have a security notification
- Improved threat detections are now more visible and more informative about threats

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=183543.0

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 03:11:37 PM »
What was the previous version of Avast?
I want to find and reinstall that one because I can't go on like this.

edit: I guess it was 17.6.2310

Yes ! ;)


I tried to install that one, but it again installed this latest version.
I guess because I was online and it automatically updated?

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2017, 03:42:24 PM »
What was the previous version of Avast?
I want to find and reinstall that one because I can't go on like this.

edit: I guess it was 17.6.2310

Yes ! ;)


I tried to install that one, but it again installed this latest version.
I guess because I was online and it automatically updated?

I'm waiting for the new update but ...

I think you have to install the offline version by disabling the internet connection (before starting the installation). When the installation is complete, you must disable "automatic updates".
You can then reconnect to the internet.

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2017, 07:44:43 PM »
I downloaded an offline installer of the version i wanted and turned off the internet.
And it again installed the latest version!! :o

it's like I'm in the Twilight zone!  ;D

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2017, 09:28:04 PM »
I downloaded an offline installer of the version i wanted and turned off the internet.
And it again installed the latest version!! :o
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Where are you getting the full off-line installation from ?

If it is an avast.com link, then you are going to get the latest version as avast doesn't offer old versions for download only the current version.
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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2017, 05:19:35 PM »
I downloaded an offline installer of the version i wanted and turned off the internet.
And it again installed the latest version!! :o
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Where are you getting the full off-line installation from ?

If it is an avast.com link, then you are going to get the latest version as avast doesn't offer old versions for download only the current version.

Ah, i see.
I got it from first post in here:
https://forum.avast.com/?topic=208020.0

But I'm almost sure, with a right click on the set up, it said it is version 17.6.2310.

I tried to download from here, but it got stuck in the last second of downloading:
http://www.filepuma.com/download/avast_free_antivirus_17.6.2310-16467/

and it's a different file size too I see, so maybe it's hacked?

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2017, 06:42:41 PM »
The links on that page will 'always' result in the latest version being installed.

Notice how there is no version number in the link - http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe - avast only delivers the latest version from the /iavs9x/ location.

Whilst the filepuma link would appear to be giving up the correct 17.6.2310 version. At the end of of the install avast may well also be checking if there is a later version.

Make sure that you are off-line before running this downloaded file, use your firewall to stop all internet connections or just switch off your modem/router.  When installed hopefully that should be the same version, now go into the avastUI > settings > update - program update - settings and set it to Manual Program Update.

Different file size in relation to what ?
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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2017, 07:48:05 PM »
The links on that page will 'always' result in the latest version being installed.

Notice how there is no version number in the link - http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe - avast only delivers the latest version from the /iavs9x/ location.

Whilst the filepuma link would appear to be giving up the correct 17.6.2310 version. At the end of of the install avast may well also be checking if there is a later version.

Make sure that you are off-line before running this downloaded file, use your firewall to stop all internet connections or just switch off your modem/router.  When installed hopefully that should be the same version, now go into the avastUI > settings > update - program update - settings and set it to Manual Program Update.

Different file size in relation to what ?

ah, ok thanks.
Well, i can't seem to find a setup. As i said in that link the download stuck, and I just tried from another site, and that one stuck too!

about different size: i thought that set up in the avast link was the one I wanted, so the other that had different file size might be bad.

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 10:34:09 PM »
You're welcome.

Different sizes are going to be fairly common, for different versions, you also have to bear in mind that there is a full virus definitions database and that can also make a difference in overall file size.
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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2017, 12:35:55 AM »
I think this bug is with the usage of Base Filtering Engine for firewall, if something/existing AV or security software is currently using it ..AVAST will automatically switched to Passive mode.

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Re: Avast 17.7.2314 passive mode and anti rootkit problem
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2017, 07:03:03 AM »
I have the same issue, my "conflict" is apparently because I also run MBAM.
I'm tired of waiting for AVAST to get off their ass and fix this,
Decided that if it isn't fxed in a month from now I will cancel my subscription/license for AVAST, deinstall it and stick witth MBAM and look for another compatible anti-virus/malware product..
I'll also be recommending to my over 100+ friends who use AVAST/MBAM on my recommendation to do same.
FYI - I've worked in systems IT for over 30 years
This is not a new issue and AVAST obviously don't caree about fixing it........

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