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Offline mcoleran

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Microsoft have released an update for the Intel chip bug - however the update is only available for machines with compatible antivirus.

Is AVAST compatible?

info from MS:
Due to an issue with some versions of Anti-Virus software, this fix is only being made applicable to the machines where the Anti virus ISV has updated the ALLOW REGKEY.   Contact your Anti-Virus AV to confirm that their software is compatible and have set the following  REGKEY on the machine
Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"
Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"
Type="REG_DWORD”
Data="0x00000000”

Offline Spec8472

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Yes we are compatible, a microupdate was issued yesterday

Offline mcoleran

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That's great  - thank you!

I don't seem to have the reg value though, what version of Avast Endpoint Protection includes the fix?

Offline Spec8472

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It should be present on all Avast 8 or later versions, what is your version?

Offline mcoleran

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Avast Endpoint Protection 8.0.1609

Offline imt_jkt

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Yes we are compatible, a microupdate was issued yesterday

Should I restart my PC or not? Because I still don't see the aforementioned registry key.

My spec: win 10 pro x64, avast free antivirus 17.9.2322 (vps: 180104-0)

Offline mcoleran

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Still not present after mine has been restarted.

Offline Spec8472

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Microupdates are delivered once per 12 hrs period, and restart is not required for this microupdate. Can you please provide console output from AvastEmUpdate.exe /debug or AvEmUpdate.exe /debug? It must be executed elevated.

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Microupdates are delivered once per 12 hrs period, and restart is not required for this microupdate. Can you please provide console output from AvastEmUpdate.exe /debug or AvEmUpdate.exe /debug? It must be executed elevated.

LoadConfig START
  GetSourceType START
  GetSourceType END
LoadConfig END long=0
WaitForInternetConnection START
WaitForInternetConnection END long=0
PrepareRemotePatchDescriptor START
  MakeTemporaryFileName START
  MakeTemporaryFileName END CString=C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast Business\Setup\95c8f59f-8a79-45fe-9937-90683b35d3e8.ini
  MakeFileLocal START
    GetSourceType START
    GetSourceType END
    DownloadRemoteFile START
      CopyResourceToFile START
      CopyResourceToFile END long=0
    DownloadRemoteFile END long=0
  MakeFileLocal END long=0
PrepareRemotePatchDescriptor END long=0
No patches available
FreeSchedulerInterface START
FreeSchedulerInterface END long=0
_tWinMain final result: 0

Press any key to exit console...

Offline Spec8472

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The problem is that your updater don't support microupdates at all, we will solve this ASAP

Edit by Lukor: only early versions of Avast 8 don't support microupdates (they support emergency-updates though and we'll deliver the patch by this channel), if you are running any version from recent years you should get the fix automatically
« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 03:08:18 PM by lukor »

Offline mcoleran

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The problem is that your updater don't support microupdates at all, we will solve this ASAP

Thank you!

Offline Spec8472

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mcorelan, can you please provide content of your "c:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastEmUpdate.ini" file?

Offline mcoleran

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mcorelan, can you please provide content of your "c:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastEmUpdate.ini" file?

[Config]
LastAppliedPatchId=325

Offline JThan

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forget what I wrote]

I had to run the Update from the console and then it worked.

Microupdates are delivered once per 12 hrs period, and restart is not required for this microupdate. Can you please provide console output from AvastEmUpdate.exe /debug or AvEmUpdate.exe /debug? It must be executed elevated.


« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 05:18:45 PM by JThan »

Offline Spec8472

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mcorelan, can you please provide content of your "c:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastEmUpdate.ini" file?

I just looked it up too - because I also seem to not get the microupdate?

Current Version: 17.9.2322 (build: 17.9.3761.0)

Code: [Select]
[Config]
LastAppliedPatchId=371

Can you please provide console output from "AvEmUpdate.exe /debug" command? It must be executed elevated.