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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2019, 05:24:52 PM »
You could try the Repair function (and reboot) and see if that resolves it first. 

Otherwise a clean reinstall would be advised, this assumes that you have found a copy of the 18.5.xxxx installation file.
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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2019, 07:33:06 PM »
I'll try a repair first sometime soon - will let you know how I get on.

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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2019, 08:38:35 PM »
Fingers crossed, that will be sufficient.
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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2019, 09:09:17 PM »
"Product successfully repaired"

Unfortunately at present issue is exactly the same as before.

'Current version' still 190714-2
 
*I haven't rebooted, slipped my mind - will do so now!
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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2019, 09:23:28 PM »
I'm not running version 18.5 but rather 19.6.  If I go to 'Old Settings' and then run a manual update via Update, I don't get the latest version vps displayed in the Update GUI.  Rather, the old original version is still (incorrectly) displayed.  All other parameters show and run correctly.

Closing and then re-opening the Update window via 'Old Settings' window is required to show the latest vps version.  Apparently this window no longer auto-updates (refreshes) as it used to.

I don't recall version 18.5 having an 'Old Settings' link embedded in the GUI, but wonder if the bug for 19.6 is also showing in 18.5?  Is this possible?
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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2019, 09:53:50 PM »
No change after rebooting.

No 'Your computer is not protected - Current version not up to date'.

Thank you for your input mchain.

I am accessing Update through 'About Avast'.

DavidR is using 18.5 too - he is seeing correct version / display.

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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2019, 09:56:42 PM »
I'm not running version 18.5 but rather 19.6. 
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I don't recall version 18.5 having an 'Old Settings' link embedded in the GUI, but wonder if the bug for 19.6 is also showing in 18.5?  Is this possible?

The old settings aren't in the 18.x.xxxx version/s

The UI changed massively in 19.x and it was to say the least incomplete, hence the old settings inclusion in troubleshooting section.  This 19.x UI with lots buried in the old settings (should the user even find that) or in the completely secret geek:area.
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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2019, 02:55:34 PM »
For what its worth I currently have Avast 18.8 on Win XP SP3 with defs 190715-4

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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2019, 02:53:37 PM »
DavidR and those who assisted me.....

You were good enough to help so I feel I should update you.

Avast Team did not respond. I didn't want to waste time on a clean install of Avast only to find that the problem still remained, as it did with the repair.

So I uninstalled it and installed ClamWin, but was later told it wasn't enough.

I have Comodo Free Antivirus too now. How effective that is I'm not sure - read differing reports.

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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2019, 06:41:21 PM »
Well as far as I'm aware ClamWin is an on-demand AV and one I couldn't recommend if your system goes on-line as most of today's malware/exploits originate there.

I have no idea on how good or otherwise the Comodo AV is, because I have never used it.  Ordinarily it is not recommended to have two resident AV (live/active) installed.  However as I mentioned ClamWin is an on-demand AV so shouldn't conflict.

I would certainly have opted for a clean install of Avast, it isn't that onerous and there are videos to walk you through it.  But the system and time is yours to make a choice that fits your needs.
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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2019, 03:13:56 PM »
If ClamWin is similar to ClamTK I use on Linux, then it does not compare to Avast. It is a manual on-demand scan and user has to choose what to do with warnings. That is OK on Linux but I would not be happy to rely on that manual method on Windows. I am afraid I also have no experience of Comodo AV but there maybe something posted in non-avast section of forum here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=88.0


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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2019, 09:59:28 PM »
Thank you for the replies / information.

Unfortunately couldn't see anything about Comodo on that forum.

I have uninstalled ClamWin. Seemed there was little point in having it, I need online security.

I have been using Avast a long time..............I'll see how I go, might try reinstallation at some point.

Don't think Comodo Antivirus alone is good with malicious URLS, which concerns me?

Are some links on Google still unsafe - has there been any improvement in relation to this?
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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2019, 11:38:23 PM »
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I have uninstalled ClamWin. Seemed there was little point in having it, I need online security.
If you want realtime protection with ClamWin you must also install Clam Sentinel

Clam Sentinel  >>  http://clamsentinel.sourceforge.net/



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Re: Long updating time XP SP3
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2019, 11:50:27 PM »
Thank you Pondus - didn't know that.