Author Topic: Says updated virus definition this morning, but it's set to ask & laptop was off  (Read 2109 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline valhalla300

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Did Microsoft buy Avast? I ask because anything Microsoft touches is ruined and this Avast site was behaving inconsistently with the integrity that Avast has always had. I had to enter the CAPTCHA letters 10 times. It was very difficult to read the letters because it was overdone with the masking. But it turns out the problem was that Avast did not change the year. I put in 2019 and that was what was wrong... Whoa this is a little unnerving for a company specializing in security... :)

A couple of days ago I updated the Avast program. When I tried to click on the x to close the Avast interface, it was not responding. It also seems to take a long time for the interface to open.

The main problem I am writing about is: I have my Avast settings set to tell me when a virus update is available. Throughout the day I get prompted to update the definitions all the time. Today I was prompted to update the virus definitions, but when I opened the interface, it said they were already up to date and showed the last one being updated this morning at about 7am. My computer was not on or hooked to the internet until about 9 am. So how can this be? In case you ask.... the computer was completely shut down as I do every single night. All lights were off and the Ethernet cable was not hooked up. It was still hooked to the wireless router which was totally off. The entire power bus was shut off.

What do you think?


PS - Avast has the wrong year in the CAPTCHA here too....


Offline bob3160

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 48656
  • 64 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
The captcha is there for the first 3 posts to deter spammers.
Avast updates the virus definitions very often. Asking to be notified when an update on the VPS is available
isn't the best choice as you've already found out. Either allow them to happen automatically or, do them manually.
Automatic is your best choice for the virus definitions.

Free Security Seminar:  -  Important: -- My Web Site: - Win 11 Pro v24H2 64bit, 32 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast Free 24.4.6112, How to Successfully Install Avast & Clean Install -- My Online Activity

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89358
  • No support PMs thanks
Another thing to be considered, if the VPS updates setting isn't set to Automatic, you don't get the streaming updates either.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.5.6116 (build 24.5.9153.762) UI 1.0.808/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline mchain

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 5710
  • Spartan Warrior
Streaming Updates are the important ones, imo.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Microsoft Windows Defender - Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.4.6112 (build 24.4.9067.762) UI version 1.0.803