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Avast Driver Updater - CMD popup after update
« on: January 25, 2018, 08:09:09 AM »
Howdy - hope you can help!

After purchasing and installing Avast Driver Updater, I started getting these CMD (Command Prompt) popups every few minutes. It wouldn't be so irritating if it didn't take focus away from the window I'm busy with at the time! I had to make a screen recording and patiently wait for it to happen again. After further inspection it looks like it's the Avast Driver Updater that's looking for files... files/drivers by the way for brands that I don't have hardware installed for on my PC. (screenshot and recording below)

Screen recording: http://www.137.co.za/downloads/Screen_Recording_2018-01-25_08-33-47_.mp4

How do I get rid of these popups?



PS. the image verification (captcha) for posting on this forum is quite ridiculous. Had to refresh it about 8 times before I found one that I could make sense of.

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Re: Avast Driver Updater - CMD popup after update
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 08:10:28 AM »
PS. the image verification (captcha) for posting on this forum is quite ridiculous. Had to refresh it about 8 times before I found one that I could make sense of.
Captcha is only needed for your first 3 posts. (Spam protection)
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Re: Avast Driver Updater - CMD popup after update
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 08:33:07 AM »
PS. the image verification (captcha) for posting on this forum is quite ridiculous. Had to refresh it about 8 times before I found one that I could make sense of.
Captcha is only needed for your first 3 posts. (Spam protection)

Thanks for the reply dear Bot, but it addresses the least important of my queries :) I really need an answer on the popup issue as it's affecting workflow.

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Re: Avast Driver Updater - CMD popup after update
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 09:19:20 AM »
To start with, I'm not really a bot... :P

Might be related to: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=214178.0
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Re: Avast Driver Updater - CMD popup after update
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 10:52:59 AM »
Aha! I think I might have found the problem.

Avast Driver Updater installed an Acer Update Utility that seems to produce the unwanted popups. Removing the Acer bugger seems to have solved the problem.

I will revert in a few hours to confirm  ;D

PS sorry for calling you a bot! And I notice no more captcha required!
« Last Edit: January 25, 2018, 12:17:19 PM by Three Thirds »

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Re: Avast Driver Updater - CMD popup after update
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 04:59:29 AM »
NP and thanks for the feedback.
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