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problem with updating virus def
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:26:46 PM »
Hi again,
i changed connection and it worked.
Thanks anyway

Hi ,
i cant update virus def nor program . It says "unknown problem" . I have windows 7
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance


« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 09:37:24 PM by h.giannakop »

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Re: problem with updating virus def
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 04:46:37 PM »
Try here for virus definitions---

https://www.techspot.com/downloads/2108-avast-virus-definitions-update.html

I had problems updating for a while & used the info there to keep my defs. updated.
I sent a message to---

https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/33/

Their Support Tool.

They never responded but a little later Avast Premier started updating itself & connecting again.
I think they did something in the background & never told me about it.
See my original thread---

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=211918.msg1436731#msg1436731

As of today---1/7/2018 it is still working.



The image won't display so to see it go to---

https://s13.postimg.org/a4f4df3jr/screenshot_21.jpg

Contact the guy in my thread that helped me.  :)
« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 04:48:24 PM by David550 »

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Re: problem with updating virus def
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 05:18:53 PM »
I suggest you install Malwarebytes free or paid.
I got paid.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

It found 91 threats that Avast Premium failed to find.
It has no conflicts with an anti-virus program like Avast.
They can run at the same time. :)
Not run scans at the same time.!


Just a thought. :)

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Re: problem with updating virus def
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 06:22:29 PM »
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It found 91 threats that Avast Premium failed to find.
And what threats was that?

PUP is not threat = Possible Unwanted Program
Do you have avast PUP detection turned on?




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Re: problem with updating virus def
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 06:37:52 PM »
Yes for PUPS---



I examined the 91 results & found they were bad with Google.
I removed them.
Avast failed to detect them.
Plain & simple.
The things it detcted & I removed were NOT PUPS.
But Malware.
I can't provide a screenshot since I removed them.
Why would I lie about something like this unless YOU work for Avast & want to defend it from negative comments ??????

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Re: problem with updating virus def
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 07:14:45 PM »
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Avast failed to detect them.
Plain & simple.
I dont doubt that ...

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Why would I lie about something like this......
Did i say you lied?

I asked what was detected and if you have turned avast PUP detection on, not Malwarebytes

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I can't provide a screenshot since I removed them.
you find it in Malwarebytes log  >>  https://www.malwarebytes.com/support/guides/mb/

What are PUP detections, are they threats, and should you delete them?
https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1121

https://www.malwarebytes.com/pup/


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unless YOU work for Avast & want to defend it from negative comments
Those who work for avast have a orange avast logo and "Avast Team" as part of there forum name
and i dont use avast   ;)



« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 07:22:05 PM by Pondus »

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Re: problem with updating virus def
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 07:24:09 PM »
Do NOT contact me again.
You are as full of shit as a Christmas Turkey.
Bye.
NO FURTHER CONTACT turkey.

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Re: problem with updating virus def
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 08:23:14 PM »
No anti-virus has 100% detection but I doubt Avast failed to detect 81 malware samples unless they were old MS-DOS variants (if you exclude PUA and PUMs).

Is it possible if you attach the Malwarebytes log scan to show which infections were detected?

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