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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #75 on: October 19, 2019, 06:17:44 PM »
Mine is still at 191009-4 , but streaming updates OK
Legacy versions will get fixed later on.

I'm not entirely sure about that, whilst Avast Free 7.0.1474 is bloody old, I think this problem is not just a version specific issue.  Why the 'claudiubotezatu' is refusing the update to 9.0.1506 is somewhat strange, it wouldn't be offered if it weren't compatible with his OS.

Given what I said in Reply #70 other I believe other files might need to be updated (aswdefs.ini and servers.def):
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What I also noticed is the update to the aswdefs.ini file at the same time last night as VPS 19101806.

Also, I noticed the C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\servers.def file was updated this morning at 9am UK local time.  This may well be more important.

I guess this might need to be done as either a micro update or through the Engine and Virus definitions update.  That would almost certainly entail a delay as the hundreds of millions of current versions are updated.

That said my XP Pro system has had these files updated and that has Avast Free version 18.5.2342. EDIT typo.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #76 on: October 19, 2019, 06:37:15 PM »
That said my XP Pro system has had these files updated and that has Avast Free version 8.5.2342.
Hi Dave, guess you mean V18.5, I wouldn't call this a legacy version (yet). ;)
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2019, 06:52:46 PM »

" Avast Free 7.0.1474 is bloody old"

Avast 7.0.1474 it is known to be the best version ever , offered by Avast so far. (see various forums)


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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #78 on: October 19, 2019, 06:56:19 PM »
That said my XP Pro system has had these files updated and that has Avast Free version 8.5.2342.
Hi Dave, guess you mean V18.5, I wouldn't call this a legacy version (yet). ;)

Yes my dodgy typing strikes again, spell checker is no good for numeric values :)
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #79 on: October 20, 2019, 12:24:19 PM »
Still stuck at -


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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2019, 12:55:27 PM »
Having just turned on my laptop for the first time this weekend that is what I'm seeing. However the delay in the definition for me is not unusual as this has often been the case in the past - the norm was for the defs update to occur at 07.00 ish on a Monday.

The folders I have are 19101206  17/10/2019 12.09  , 19101806 20/10/19 11.33  and 19101806_stream 18/1019 18.53.  Have just got the 19101900/02 streams.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2019, 01:29:18 PM »
Have just got the 19101900/02 streams.
That was the last one I got yesterday afternoon on my 3 OS (XP, W7 + W10).
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2019, 01:43:06 PM »
Could someone explain how you get to the folder below as shown on page one, thanks.




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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2019, 02:30:28 PM »
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2019, 02:49:05 PM »
Thanks.



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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #85 on: October 21, 2019, 05:24:26 AM »
Hello from Nevada,

Probably a unique situation; I have an old Dell desktop and HP laptop on which I multi-boot Windows XP and Linux.

I continue to use Windows XP for 2 reasons; the systems lack hardware resources required to go to higher levels, and primarily because Windows XP can drive seven of my label, laser, and multifunction printers which Linux cannot.

In any event; the Avast level remained at 6.0.1367 which always performed perfectly, but as of October 9th definitions updated to 191009-4 and the program continues to automatically check for updates with this considered to be the latest level.

The full 214 MB database for versions 5 to 8 was downloaded as vpsupd.exe but running it also returned "VPS database is already up to date" and I noticed others in the forum had similar problems.

I realize that support for Windows XP ended long ago so I surely would not expect programmers waste time resolving this situation, but I write to inquire if there is any benefit to Avast running in this condition or the program should be removed.

With many thanks -

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #86 on: October 21, 2019, 09:05:11 AM »
Renewing the request for a statement from Avast, particularly on how long problems are expected to continue.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #87 on: October 21, 2019, 09:55:19 AM »
"but as of October 9th definitions updated to 191009-4 "

same here for Avast 7, buy streaming updates working fine.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #88 on: October 21, 2019, 10:32:42 AM »
"but as of October 9th definitions updated to 191009-4 "

same here for Avast 7, buy streaming updates working fine.

Same here for Avast 8 (8.0.1497)!

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #89 on: October 21, 2019, 11:28:03 AM »
Seems like VPS5 (for Avast 5 to 8) is still not updated.
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