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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #90 on: October 21, 2019, 01:26:17 PM »
Still on 191018-6 and streaming now 19102102 .

Given how it appears that so long as you receive the streams you are protected then , as has been mooted earlier , the definitions data is "irrelevant" so perhaps the settings update page should refer to the latest streaming update.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #91 on: October 21, 2019, 02:14:21 PM »
Still on 191018-6 and streaming now 19102102 .

Given how it appears that so long as you receive the streams you are protected then , as has been mooted earlier , the definitions data is "irrelevant" so perhaps the settings update page should refer to the latest streaming update.
VPS updates consolidate the streaming updates.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #92 on: October 21, 2019, 02:51:51 PM »
Don't get me wrong, just one question though:
If streaming updates are protecting us, then why bother with VPS updates?

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2019, 02:53:46 PM »
Don't get me wrong, just one question though:
If streaming updates are protecting us, then why bother with VPS updates?
I just gave that answer. Consolidation
Streaming updates happen every 6 min. Without consolidation, there would be a heck of a mess on your system
from all of those updates.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2019, 05:36:08 PM »
Don't get me wrong, just one question though:
If streaming updates are protecting us, then why bother with VPS updates?
VPS can also containe minor bug fixes / engine updates



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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #95 on: October 21, 2019, 06:51:50 PM »
My system now reports definitions 191021-2. Is the problem over? Could Avast tell us please?

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #96 on: October 21, 2019, 06:57:19 PM »
My system now reports definitions 191021-2. Is the problem over? Could Avast tell us please?

My virus defs are also showing 191021-2.
Not sure about any problem, as Streaming updates are working and I'm not concerned.
If users were at 'real risk' Avast would respond accordingly. Any problem that may exixt with Virus defs is being worked on by Avast.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #97 on: October 21, 2019, 07:30:45 PM »
My system now reports definitions 191021-2. Is the problem over? Could Avast tell us please?

I think the answer would be in the regularity of the VPS updates, in the past there have generally been two per day, though that isn't a hard and fast rule.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #98 on: October 22, 2019, 12:43:32 AM »
My virus defs are also showing 191021-2.... but i have to restart my computer to display the update information when I use the "about avast" icon in the task Bar.

The information is still NOT updating automatically with the receipt of the data to my computer. The only way I am made aware of the update is to check the "defs file".

And "yes" I am aware "they are working on it"....but it does seem to be taking longer than I would have expected.....\

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #99 on: October 22, 2019, 12:58:36 AM »
My virus defs are also showing 191021-2.... but i have to restart my computer to display the update information when I use the "about avast" icon in the task Bar.

The information is still NOT updating automatically with the receipt of the data to my computer. The only way I am made aware of the update is to check the "defs file".
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I haven't had to reboot either of my systems (with two different avast versions as per my signature), both are showing the VPS update and the stream update and the latest stream updates happened  a few minutes ago when I opened both system (both were in standby/sleep).
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #100 on: October 22, 2019, 01:48:20 AM »
Beats me DavidR....It's going to be interesting to see what happens tomorrow morning. I am located in the Land of Oz, and have two computers in different rooms.... both units have the same problem.... the "About Avast" thingy does NOT update automatically.... but will show the updated data on a computer restart.

Surely it can't be a "location" problem, ie, Australia. I would be interested to hear from any other Aussie who may be online.....\\

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #101 on: October 22, 2019, 02:15:36 AM »
I am still on Avast! v 7   with 191009-4
stream updates working fine.

I will wait till next week, if continues , good bye Avast! ,welcome MSE
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #102 on: October 22, 2019, 08:47:33 AM »
My virus defs are also showing 191021-2.... but i have to restart my computer to display the update information when I use the "about avast" icon in the task Bar.

The information is still NOT updating automatically with the receipt of the data to my computer. The only way I am made aware of the update is to check the "defs file".

And "yes" I am aware "they are working on it"....but it does seem to be taking longer than I would have expected.....\

I think that this is a different, known bug with the GUI. "About" doesn't always show up-to-date information but "settings" > "update" will show the information correctly.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #103 on: October 22, 2019, 08:49:05 AM »
Beats me DavidR....It's going to be interesting to see what happens tomorrow morning. I am located in the Land of Oz, and have two computers in different rooms.... both units have the same problem.... the "About Avast" thingy does NOT update automatically.... but will show the updated data on a computer restart.

Surely it can't be a "location" problem, ie, Australia. I would be interested to hear from any other Aussie who may be online.....\\
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  • Menu>Settings>Troubleshooting>Updates shows as current
  • Avast 19.8 About page confirms GUI About does not change on update
Easy to create a shortcut to avast vps streaming update folder:
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  • Paste the following string as "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\defs" in the Create Shortcut window that opens
  • Click Finish and a folder will appear on your desktop
  • (Right-click the folder icon and select Properties>Change Icon to personalize the new shortcut to whatever you like...)
Easy enough to check and follow updates as they occur throughout the day using the new shortcut.

As for the About page requiring a system reboot to update, that wasn't the case until recently.  Closing and restarting the GUI cleared the old data.

Keeping old/new data points together will always result in confusion.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #104 on: October 22, 2019, 09:25:33 AM »
My virus defs are also showing 191021-2.... but i have to restart my computer to display the update information when I use the "about avast" icon in the task Bar.
The information is still NOT updating automatically with the receipt of the data to my computer. The only way I am made aware of the update is to check the "defs file".
I think that this is a different, known bug with the GUI. "About" doesn't always show up-to-date information but "settings" > "update" will show the information correctly.
Yep, that's a known bug (not related to the current VPS issue), see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1521516
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