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Offline TwoRails

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Why is Avast so Inconsistent?
« on: January 09, 2019, 05:11:18 PM »
I really do like Avast and recommend it and even install it on friends and family’s computers, but sometimes I worry about it…

This is more rhetorical than not, but why is Avast so inconsistent?   A while back I did a post on the Sensitive Data scan when running a Quick scan.  It still sometimes shows up and sometimes doesn’t.

Then two day ago on ‘my’ computer I get an Avast popup that a new version is available.  So I immediately go to ‘her’  computer to do the update before she uses it.  Her version says it’s the latest-n-greatest.  So I double check and hers is set to auto-update.  OK fine.

I come back to my computer, which is Not set to auto-update, only to find that it now says I also have the latest-n-greatest version installed.  And that’s just in a matter of a couple of minutes, not even long enough for my computer to restart automatically.

I check versions on both computers and they match.

This morning while running Windows’ updates on her computer, I check with Avast for other updates; two required.  So, when done, I come back to mine to do the same.

Avast tells me I need to update Flash, the same as hers, but it also tells me to update Firefox.  But it tells me Firefox’s latest-n-greatest is version 45.0!!  Ahhh… my Firefox is updated and it’s version 64.0 as shown in the attachments.
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Re: Why is Avast so Inconsistent?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 07:26:02 PM »
Do you by chance still have an old 32 bit version of FF installed ???
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Re: Why is Avast so Inconsistent?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 09:54:20 PM »
Do you by chance still have an old 32 bit version of FF installed ???
Wow…  Thanks bob3160!   My immediate response was, ‘No.’  But I fired up Revo Uninstall just to make sure.  And poof, there it was!  Firefox 45, 32 bit.

I uninstalled it, remove all directory remnants, and tested it in Avast: it’s recommendation to update Firefox 45 is now gone.

Again, thanks!
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Re: Why is Avast so Inconsistent?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 10:09:49 PM »
So avast was a pretty good detective. :) You're welcome.
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