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Offline conrad1961

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What should be the latest virus definitions
« on: September 09, 2019, 01:06:13 PM »
I have just turned on my laptop and on checking the updates the latest virus definitions is  7 September 2019  17.01  (ver.190907-4)

I have clicked on the check for updates and am told this is the latest version which is surprising as it is usually updated daily.
I am running the free version ver19.7.2388 build 19.7.4674.526

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Re: What should be the latest virus definitions
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 03:40:30 PM »
you get stream updates evry 5-15 minutes
https://press.avast.com/avast-software-streaming-updates-for-all-with-the-newa-avast-7


Unless there is a error message from avast it should be OK


 (ver.190907-4) is newer then the one listed  https://www.avast.com/virus-update-history


« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 03:42:15 PM by Pondus »
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Re: What should be the latest virus definitions
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 03:47:37 PM »
@  conrad1961
My version of avast 19.7.xxxx same build as yours after a manual update check reported 190906-0 (as this win10 laptop isn't always in use) as up to date. 

The right click > avast tray icon > about avast reports 190907-4 as the latest VPS, so the two aren't in synch and the highest doesn't appear to be correct.

However, after a couple of flick flacks between the two they are both reporting the same version 190907-4.

I wouldn't worry about it as you should also be getting the Streaming updates, these will keep you up to date until the latest VPS is released.  Check the C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\defs folder and you will see all those streaming updates after your VPS version.
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Re: What should be the latest virus definitions
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 04:22:04 PM »
@ DavidR  yes I can see the streaming updates like yours.  I was disconcerted that there appeared to be no new definitions as they had always been done on a daily basis and given that Avast has been a little bit flaky over the last few months I did wonder if another glitch had occurred.

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Re: What should be the latest virus definitions
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 08:35:41 PM »
I have just done a manual VPS update and the latest one is 190909-6.
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