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Win10 Jan 18 security update
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:15:30 PM »
When will avast av be updated to be compatible witn win10 jan 18 security update addressing intel chip flaw? Not currently listed on MS's compatible vendors. MS will not supply update until this is accomplished.

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 04:16:59 PM »
Windows 10 Home 64-bit • Avast Free (latest stable version) •  Malwarebytes 4 Premium (On-Demand) • Windows Firewall Control • Google Chrome • LastPass • CCleaner • O&O ShutUp10 •

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 04:23:24 PM »
Not listed by MS:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/184wcDt9I9TUNFFbsAVLpzAtckQxYiuirADzf3cL42FQ/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0

I've tried to download patch with no success. MS indicates it won't apply patch unless AV is compatible. It appears there is still an issue. Have any other avast users been successful?

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 04:26:42 PM »
Negative,

I have the Avast's micro update installed since the registry key required by MS is already present:

Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"
Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"
Type="REG_DWORD”
Data="0x00000000”

Windows Update still does not offer the update for me though. This appear as an issue on Microsoft end tbh.

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 04:33:46 PM »
I've escalated this to the Avast team.

Avast have released the microupdate but I guess Microsoft hasn't added them to the list yet.

Edit: the list has just been updated and Avast name is now there.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 04:40:03 PM by Alikhan »
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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 04:40:34 PM »
Thanks for your help on the reg key. This is all there. We'll see where this goes. It does appear to be on the MS end or in their communication with Avast.

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 05:24:53 PM »
Hmm.. does not seem to work for me.
I don't have the registry key.

Edit:
I am running Windows as a restricted user.
After logging on once with the Admin account, the reg key was present.. I hope that is just a coincidence.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 05:28:51 PM by t3476996 »

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 06:17:05 PM »
Still no update offered via Windows Update for my Intel I7 7700 Kabylake Desktop or Laptop,  Avast appears to be up to date,  even restarted, ran avast emupdate as admin, restarted again,   did same on other household PC's, nothng so far lol

Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1909 18363.476, Intel I7 7700 Nvidia Geforce 1050 16gb DDR4, WD 250GBSSD, 1tb Storage, Avast Free 19.8.2393
HP Omen Laptop Intel I7 7700HQ, 8gb Of Ram Windows 10 Home x64 1909 18363.476 128GB SSD, 1tb Storage, Avast Free 19.8.2393

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 10:58:11 PM »
yeah I can confirm, Avast is up to date, the registry key is present, but still not being offered the update. Microsoft says:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072699/important-information-regarding-the-windows-security-updates-released
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I have a compatible anti-virus application but I’m not being offered the January 3, 2018 security updates. What do I do?

In some cases, it may take time for security updates to be delivered to systems, particularly for devices that have been turned off or not connected to the Internet (offline). After they are turned on again these systems should receive updates from their anti-virus software providers. Customers still experiencing problems 24 hours after ensuring their devices have proper internet connectivity should contact their anti-virus software vendor for additional troubleshooting steps.

so ball in your court, Avast.  There's not a thing wrong with my internet.

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 12:27:28 AM »
Still now update. No idea whether this is an MS or Avast issue. Someone is kicking the can. Stay tuned.

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 12:46:07 AM »
It is compatible.

See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=212648.msg1439270#msg1439270

Does this include the Avast Free version 17.9.2322? I don't see the required registry key, and running the Avast updater says I have the latest program and database updates.

And so I am not seeing the Win patch (for Win 10 Pro)

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 01:17:07 AM »
It is compatible.

See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=212648.msg1439270#msg1439270

Does this include the Avast Free version 17.9.2322? I don't see the required registry key, and running the Avast updater says I have the latest program and database updates.

And so I am not seeing the Win patch (for Win 10 Pro)

I am seeing the same result. For Windows 7, it appears that I will receive the patch on patch Tuesday. For Windows 10, I do not see the required registry entry and thus I am not offered the latest updates. Will Avast! Free be updated to accept the patches from Microsoft, and what is the ETA?

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 02:24:18 AM »
I've not got the windows update either. Latest avast updates but not offered the download.

It's probably easier for avast to push it as a full update to make sure everyone has it, for something this serious.

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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2018, 03:24:17 AM »
Still now update. No idea whether this is an MS or Avast issue. Someone is kicking the can. Stay tuned.

My guess is this is on MS end.
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Re: Win10 Jan 18 security update
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2018, 03:32:33 AM »
Yep...same issue here. I'm not on the latest Avast, still on 17.9.2318, but I checked and I do have the required registry value. Still no update. Been checking all day. I'm half tempted to remove Avast and see what happens then.