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Rollback
« on: May 12, 2018, 06:57:16 AM »
kaspersky and other anti-virus soft has 'Rollback'.So i think avast has Rollback,too

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Re: Rollback
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 08:48:28 PM »
No.
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Re: Rollback
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 08:56:31 PM »
No.

I don't believe the OP's post was a statement of fact, more an aspiration for Avast to consider having a roll back function.
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Re: Rollback
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 09:04:30 PM »
No.

I don't believe the OP's post was a statement of fact, more an aspiration for Avast to consider having a roll back function.
Something a few of us have long requested. At one time, Avast at least created a restore point. That's also no longer the case.
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Re: Rollback
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 10:19:54 PM »
Yes I can recall the Restore Point action by Avast, for me a redundant option when I do regular weekly full hard disk backup images. 

I never felt System Restore was a truly restore everything at the time so I didn't use it.  This however isn't the case with win10s system image and creation of a recovery disk. 

If people have a robust backup and recovery strategy then a rollback for avast (or any other program) wouldn't be necessary.  I have used my backup images on my XP system many, many times over the years and not one was Avast related.  Unfortunately most people don't have a backup and recovery strategy until something serious happens.
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Re: Rollback
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 07:56:12 AM »
However, the average person will not backup the system, so I think avast should have the ability to rollback.

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Re: Rollback
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 08:01:28 AM »
I mean," hopefully avast will have the ability to rollback. But I accidentally typed the wrong word.

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Re: Rollback
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 10:06:19 AM »
However, the average person will not backup the system, so I think avast should have the ability to rollback.

It really is time to learn as Avast isn't the only reason to backup your system.  As I said I have been doing this for many years, it has saved my ass (and a lot of time and grief) many times and not once was my recovery due to Avast.
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Re: Rollback
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 11:10:54 AM »
However, the average person will not backup the system,
.. until this person learns by the hard way.
I backup my system and my data regulary and do not expect that a program with another purpose would do that for me.

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Re: Rollback
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2018, 12:04:23 PM »
However, the average person will not backup the system,
.. until this person learns by the hard way.
I backup my system and my data regulary and do not expect that a program with another purpose would do that for me.

I don't believe the OP is suggesting that Avast do data backups or system rollback, just that Avast itself should have a rollback function. 

Even then, I don't believe it should, rolling back your Antivirus in isolation could have implications, given that AVs are deeply embedded into the OS.  For instance compatibility or rather incompatibility with the OS and what about files in the virus chest, etc.

A long time ago backing up was much more difficult than it is now, there are many backup programs around, some are even free.  Not to mention, Windows 10 has made it much easier to do a system backup, if you want to rollback, this is a much better way as it isn't rolling back one program in isolation, but everything.  However, you have to being regular backups (at least weekly) or you could have a lot of programs that require update.

Until a user loses all of their music, image, emails, data files do they have the lightbulb moment, what if they were backed up.
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Re: Rollback
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2018, 12:16:48 PM »
However, many people don't waste time and space to back up the system, so I think avast needs to be rolled back.

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Re: Rollback
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 12:18:04 PM »
Many people only back up important files, not systems.

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Re: Rollback
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 12:21:52 PM »
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Re: Rollback
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 04:09:43 PM »
Many people only back up important files, not systems.
Very clever - my running system is a bunch of very important files; without it I have no files at all ;-)
What abaout wasting time if your computer crashes?

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Re: Rollback
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2018, 06:36:50 AM »
Many people only back up important files, not systems.
Very clever - my running system is a bunch of very important files; without it I have no files at all ;-)
What abaout wasting time if your computer crashes?
If antivirus software can't stop the crash, what good is it?