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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #135 on: December 06, 2018, 12:15:46 PM »

Which is a bit disappointing after over 14 years of using avast and being a beta tester for much of that time.  All I'm looking for is, if this is the last version supporting XP/Vista that it be pretty bulletproof.  Not just for me, I can look after myself but for others too.

Totally agree. We want a stable functional v18 if that is the last version we will ever get from Avast for XP and Vista. I hope Avast devs do something about it and not ignore all their XP users going forward.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #136 on: December 10, 2018, 03:49:52 PM »

Which is a bit disappointing after over 14 years of using avast and being a beta tester for much of that time.  All I'm looking for is, if this is the last version supporting XP/Vista that it be pretty bulletproof.  Not just for me, I can look after myself but for others too.

Totally agree. We want a stable functional v18 if that is the last version we will ever get from Avast for XP and Vista. I hope Avast devs do something about it and not ignore all their XP users going forward.
You also need to realize that the Operating system itself has insecurities and inabilities. One of the reasons why it's no longer supported.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #137 on: December 10, 2018, 04:55:34 PM »

Which is a bit disappointing after over 14 years of using avast and being a beta tester for much of that time.  All I'm looking for is, if this is the last version supporting XP/Vista that it be pretty bulletproof.  Not just for me, I can look after myself but for others too.

Totally agree. We want a stable functional v18 if that is the last version we will ever get from Avast for XP and Vista. I hope Avast devs do something about it and not ignore all their XP users going forward.
You also need to realize that the Operating system itself has insecurities and inabilities. One of the reasons why it's no longer supported.

That is neither here nor there, this is the last Avast supporting (or supposedly) XP/Vista is it not unreasonable to hope that it would be working on XP/Vista without issue ???
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #138 on: December 10, 2018, 05:54:28 PM »
@David,
No arguments on that point. That version needs to be made bullet proof so that nothing in a new update of any kind can change it.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #139 on: December 10, 2018, 09:40:35 PM »
@David,
No arguments on that point. That version needs to be made bullet proof so that nothing in a new update of any kind can change it.

Which is what I have been trying to make clear, but zero response from Avast Team.  Currently the avast version 18.8.2356 isn't fit for purpose on many XP (not sure about Vista) systems, this seems back to an update in release 18.6.2349 (which remains in later versions) and why I have had to go back to avast! free 18.5.2342.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #140 on: December 10, 2018, 09:46:32 PM »
@David,
No arguments on that point. That version needs to be made bullet proof so that nothing in a new update of any kind can change it.

Which is what I have been trying to make clear, but zero response from Avast Team.  Currently the avast version 18.8.2356 isn't fit for purpose on many XP (not sure about Vista) systems, this seems back to an update in release 18.6.2349 (which remains in later versions) and why I have had to go back to avast! free 18.5.2342.
Passed this along on the developers forum. Let's hope that gets this looked at.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #141 on: December 10, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »
@David,
No arguments on that point. That version needs to be made bullet proof so that nothing in a new update of any kind can change it.

Which is what I have been trying to make clear, but zero response from Avast Team.  Currently the avast version 18.8.2356 isn't fit for purpose on many XP (not sure about Vista) systems, this seems back to an update in release 18.6.2349 (which remains in later versions) and why I have had to go back to avast! free 18.5.2342.
Passed this along on the developers forum. Let's hope that gets this looked at.

Thanks, hopefully it will get resolved. If Avast are only going to distribute version 18.8.2356 people are going to find it hard to get even earlier versions.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #142 on: December 11, 2018, 10:20:33 AM »
Do you mean the high CPU usage?

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #143 on: December 11, 2018, 03:12:25 PM »
Do you mean the high CPU usage?

That is part of it, I have mentioned it in this topic:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1480638#msg1480638
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1484900#msg1484900
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1486005#msg1486005


Outside of this topic relating to the use of unsecapp.exe by the behaviour shield:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=223258.msg1484235#msg1484235

Since reverting to avast! free 18.5.2342 on Sunday 18 November 2018 (as the problem first appeared after the 18.6.2349 version update) and I have not experience this problem again and no unsecapp.exe in the Task Manager.

By all accounts simply disabling/stopping the behaviour component also stops the unsecapp.exe appearing in the task manager.
See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=223258.msg1484236#msg1484236.

Whilst this is another workaround, I would rather have the behaviour shield running and going back was the only way. 

So it is a poor choice either going back and having other potential vulnerabilities or disabling the behaviour shield in the latest version and losing its protection.

But the real question is what changed in 18.6.2349 which appears to have the behaviour shield launch unsecapp.exe (with the resultant CPU issue/s) and what is unsecapp.exe doing ?
None of this (behaviour shield changes) appears in the change log, see attached image.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #144 on: Yesterday at 06:20:06 PM »
Ah Good to see MartinZ is now on the case.