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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2019, 01:33:54 PM »
Defs updated to 16 October 2019  09:44 (ver. 191015-6).
Streaming is into 191015 with loads of 17 Oct entries.

The one thing I will take issue with is the release time of the Definition update of 09.44 (presumably my local time) as even as late as 17.00 yesterday the manual check to update definitions was still stating 19101206 was the latest version.

DavidR - in the past I have had def stream folders for each day even if the def number was older eg Definition was 19100502 I would still get folders for 19100500/02/04... with 191006000/02/04... etc until the Definition was updated to 191007xx . The current situation is the first time for me that the streaming is put into one folder.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2019, 01:49:42 PM »
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DavidR - in the past I have had def stream folders for each day even if the def number was older eg Definition was 19100502 I would still get folders for 19100500/02/04... with 191006000/02/04... etc until the Definition was updated to 191007xx . The current situation is the first time for me that the streaming is put into one folder.

Streaming updates have always been placed in the folder that they are related to (at least that is my experience), that of the last VPS version ini the defs folder.  So it isn't that they are being put in the one folder (when there is only one), but that of the latest stream 19191506_stream until there is a later stream subfolder,

Regardless of the date time of the delivery when you look at the start of the individual file names to see what VPS Stream it is associated with.  See my previous attached images.

The problem as such is related to the pause in actual full VPS updates, so the last stream sub-folder can get big, currently 972, see attached.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2019, 02:57:11 PM »
DavidR - I get what you are saying but shouldn't there still be a sequence of  stream subfolders like that shown in your post #23 - all things being equal?

Another annoying thing is with the subfolder getting so large the streaming refs are hard to spot - at the bottom of a long list is pkg.....399bin  but the latest ones are pkg......3e0.bin   the 3 is fixed but the sequence goes last digit 0-9 then changes to a-f then the e will change to f .  There are now 993 items in the sub folder.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2019, 04:31:39 PM »
My October 15th update (top) and  todays -








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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2019, 05:48:18 PM »
VPS on Android now 191015-06! :-*

Windows with no changes... :'(

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2019, 07:01:57 PM »
VPS on Android now 191015-06! :-*

Windows with no changes... :'(

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Sorry, but I can't confirm, for Windows shows same standing (191015-06!

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2019, 07:10:19 PM »
DavidR - I get what you are saying but shouldn't there still be a sequence of  stream subfolders like that shown in your post #23 - all things being equal?

No not really, as the image in Reply #23 the last released VPS was 19011206. Once a new VPS (19011506) was somehow released.  The Avast housekeeping (should have) cleaned up all previous stream updates as they would automatically be included in the new 19011506 VPS release. 

Now we would start to see new 19011506_stream sub-folder for the new streaming updates as the date changes you could well see a new 190116(or 17)06_stream sub-folder/s created (as in the image in Reply #32).  Currently this isn't a usual situation, so no one can say with certainty exactly how the defs and stream update sub-folders will be structured (until we are also getting regular regular VPS Updates).

Another annoying thing is with the subfolder getting so large the streaming refs are hard to spot - at the bottom of a long list is pkg.....399bin  but the latest ones are pkg......3e0.bin   the 3 is fixed but the sequence goes last digit 0-9 then changes to a-f then the e will change to f .  There are now 993 items in the sub folder.

Unfortunately the naming convention isn't strictly numeric (as I'm guessing here), as file naming conventions would normally be of a certain size, so just using numeric would stretch or break a limited file name convention.  Currently my last check shows there are now 1070 objects in that stream sub-folder.

If you want to check easily, create a shortcut desktop icon to the defs folder and change the order they are displayed to Date Modified.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2019, 07:10:57 PM »
VPS on Android now 191015-06! :-*

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No change here either, despite doing a manual update check.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2019, 10:17:56 PM »
VPS on Android now 191015-06! :-*

Windows with no changes... :'(

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Sorry, but I can't confirm, for Windows shows same standing (191015-06!

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No change here either, despite doing a manual update check.
It's the VPS updates that are broken. Streaming updates are still working.
Avast is working on it but no new information has been released as to when it will be fixed.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2019, 01:12:26 AM »
Hey Avast team,

We certainly need you guys to solve this issue. It's frustrating!

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« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2019, 02:10:21 AM »
Hey Avast team,

We certainly need you guys to solve this issue. It's frustrating!
You are fully protected. VPS updates consolidate the streaming updates and you are receiving streaming updates as long as your system is on-line.
I'm sure Avast is working to solve the problem.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2019, 10:26:20 AM »
Hi guys, I'm getting new stream folders again. (Screenshot)
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2019, 10:47:56 AM »
Hi guys, I'm getting new stream folders again. (Screenshot)

...and here. But the latest virus definition is still 191015-6 (as shown in your screenshot) so things may be improving but it is not possible to say whether they are yet back to normal.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2019, 10:56:31 AM »
Hi guys, I'm getting new stream folders again. (Screenshot)
...and here. But the latest virus definition is still 191015-6 (as shown in your screenshot) so things may be improving but it is not possible to say whether they are yet back to normal.
Certainly not back to normal yet, that would mean several VPS-updates a day. But let's hope it's a good sign... ;)
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2019, 01:12:57 PM »
I too am getting the new stream sub folders with 191015-6 as the latest definition so things are moving forward.

I am on the free product but am surprised at the number of issues that have occurred in the last six months or so , prior to that I had no problems with things at all.