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Offline Michael529

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2019, 05:25:27 PM »
The list continues to get longer ;)

....and longer yet. I wonder if there is a point at which the list could become too long and we would start losing protection?

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2019, 05:41:33 PM »
The list continues to get longer ;)

....and longer yet. I wonder if there is a point at which the list could become too long and we would start losing protection?

You would continue to be protected.  What I'm having to consider at what point does all of the collation of these streaming updates (into a single database) becomes CPU/processing/scanning intensive.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2019, 06:56:28 PM »
Same thing here.  ::)

Agree with conrad1961 & fvmb.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2019, 08:46:31 PM »
I have posted this in another virus definitions topic:
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Whilst this is in the Avast Business forum, I pretty sure it is the same issue effecting the Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security products.  So it is being worked on.

Incident Report for Avast Business Managed Antivirus and CloudCare
The VPS feature is currently experiencing delivery issues and we are working to resolve this imminently.
Avast’s threat detection systems consist of multiple layers of security and the automatically streamed updates from the rest of the systems ensure that our users are still fully protected.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2019, 12:12:47 AM »
It would appear that there has been some progress, we will have to see in the next couple of days.

The size of my defs folder has reduced drastically as I have received an Auto VPS Update 19101506.

Up from what was 19101206 but nothing for today yet.
See Reply #23 attachment of my previous defs folder state.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2019, 05:18:57 AM »
Is Avast for Windows currently receiving virus definitions updates? I uninstalled Avast from my computer some days ago due to the problem with definitions updates. However, I'll be happy to reinstall it if the issue has been solved and Avast is getting virus definitions updates again.

Please, let me know. Thanks!

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2019, 06:12:04 AM »
The size of my defs folder has reduced drastically as I have received an Auto VPS Update 19101506.
Lucky you, I'm still stuck on 191012-6.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2019, 06:49:17 AM »
It would appear that there has been some progress, we will have to see in the next couple of days.

The size of my defs folder has reduced drastically as I have received an Auto VPS Update 19101506.

Up from what was 19101206 but nothing for today yet.
See Reply #23 attachment of my previous defs folder state.

I also have 1910506.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2019, 10:02:23 AM »

It would appear that there has been some progress, we will have to see in the next couple of days.

The size of my defs folder has reduced drastically as I have received an Auto VPS Update 19101506.

Up from what was 19101206 but nothing for today yet.
See Reply #23 attachment of my previous defs folder state.

It is progress but I'm not sure that it is helpful. At least here, streaming seems to have stopped. I have a 1910506_stream directory but nothing in it with a date stamp later than 16/10/2019 07.47 and there is no later _stream directory

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2019, 10:08:59 AM »

It would appear that there has been some progress, we will have to see in the next couple of days.

The size of my defs folder has reduced drastically as I have received an Auto VPS Update 19101506.

Up from what was 19101206 but nothing for today yet.
See Reply #23 attachment of my previous defs folder state.

It is progress but I'm not sure that it is helpful. At least here, streaming seems to have stopped. I have a 1910506_stream directory but nothing in it with a date stamp later than 16/10/2019 07.47 and there is no later _stream directory

No it wouldn't be good if they fixed one but broke the other as essentially the streaming updates are more important.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2019, 10:45:03 AM »

It would appear that there has been some progress, we will have to see in the next couple of days.

The size of my defs folder has reduced drastically as I have received an Auto VPS Update 19101506.

Up from what was 19101206 but nothing for today yet.
See Reply #23 attachment of my previous defs folder state.
It is progress but I'm not sure that it is helpful. At least here, streaming seems to have stopped. I have a 1910506_stream directory but nothing in it with a date stamp later than 16/10/2019 07.47 and there is no later _stream directory

No it wouldn't be good if they fixed one but broke the other as essentially the streaming updates are more important.

Hey guys,

It seems on my side, the stream updates already runned today but they are on the wrong bin as you can check they are on day 15.
My system updated yesterday but only by manual download update, so i can´t yet really say that is fixed, i will be checking and reporting ;)

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2019, 10:54:41 AM »
It seems on my side, the stream updates already runned today but they are on the wrong bin as you can check they are on day 15.
Confirmed, same here.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2019, 11:10:11 AM »
Still on 191009-4    with stream updates in 19101506_stream

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2019, 11:32:44 AM »
It seems on my side, the stream updates already runned today but they are on the wrong bin as you can check they are on day 15.
Confirmed, same here.
After a re-start/re-boot (Windows 10) and a check for updates I'm now getting streaming updates into 19101506_stream with several now with a 17/10 timestamp.

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« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2019, 01:14:57 PM »
It seems on my side, the stream updates already runned today but they are on the wrong bin as you can check they are on day 15.
Confirmed, same here.

I don't think they are in the wrong bin as such. 

Whilst the date of receipt may well be today's date "17 October 2019, 12:03:17" the file name is still related to 19191506_stream - pkg1910150600000399.bin.

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