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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #135 on: October 24, 2019, 10:04:58 AM »
Automatically updated to ver.191022-2 :) but on about it is still "191018-6" :( had to restart the system.

So partly fixed... :-\

Well I think that is an entirely different bug, not directly related to Virus Definitions (of this topic) and the UI reporting which version you have. 

In About Avast mine shows an even earlier version, 191012-6, Menu > Settings > Update, 191022-2 (correct) and defs 19102202.  This bug predates the VPS Issue.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #136 on: October 24, 2019, 04:50:36 PM »
VPS now showing - Release date was 23 October 2019 08:30 (ver. 191023-2)



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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #137 on: October 24, 2019, 06:01:11 PM »
Hi All
Mine is showing the same as recent post by Max - latest is 19102404 24.10.19 @ 16.53.
There 3 other entries for today and one for 23.10.19

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #138 on: October 24, 2019, 07:01:44 PM »
VPS is working as it should. Is there any reason for these posts?
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #139 on: October 24, 2019, 07:27:39 PM »
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VPS is working as it should. Is there any reason for these posts?


Is this the new should or the old should, i ask as prior to the recent problems i used to updater every day and every day it would show the current day not the day before as shown in todays update below (see below)


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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #140 on: October 24, 2019, 08:10:30 PM »
VPS is working as it should. Is there any reason for these posts?

Well personally I'm not so sure, as this is what my latest Beta shows
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #141 on: October 24, 2019, 08:33:41 PM »
VPS is working as it should. Is there any reason for these posts?

Well personally I'm not so sure, as this is what my latest Beta shows

But does that match what your defs folder is showing ?
If so I would say you are good.  Release dates are somewhat difficult to pin down as they are reported as local times.

Mine shows 19192302 as the latest VPS and this is the same in About Avast, Menu > Update and the defs folder. 

However I'm not running the beta build, so I don't know if that is where your difference lies, in a UI bug reporting the incorrect version.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #142 on: October 24, 2019, 08:43:56 PM »
VPS is working as it should. Is there any reason for these posts?

Well personally I'm not so sure, as this is what my latest Beta shows

But does that match what your defs folder is showing ?
If so I would say you are good.  Release dates are somewhat difficult to pin down as they are reported as local times.

Mine shows 19192302 as the latest VPS and this is the same in About Avast, Menu > Update and the defs folder. 

However I'm not running the beta build, so I don't know if that is where your difference lies, in a UI bug reporting the incorrect version.

I'm not totally sure what exactly the status is between UI and corresponding Folders at the moment.
However I'm getting frustrated at having to constantly verify def base.
Shouldn't be so confusing (for many) and Inconsistent.
IMHO this needs to be cleared up and resolved.....UI bug or not.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #143 on: October 24, 2019, 10:17:06 PM »
<snip quotes>
I'm not totally sure what exactly the status is between UI and corresponding Folders at the moment.
However I'm getting frustrated at having to constantly verify def base.
Shouldn't be so confusing (for many) and Inconsistent.
IMHO this needs to be cleared up and resolved.....UI bug or not.


Personally I spend very little time in the UI, outside of following up topics in the forums.  I tend just to check my desktop shortcut to the defs sub-folder, that essentially tells me all that I need to know.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #144 on: October 24, 2019, 10:59:48 PM »
<snip quotes>
I'm not totally sure what exactly the status is between UI and corresponding Folders at the moment.
However I'm getting frustrated at having to constantly verify def base.
Shouldn't be so confusing (for many) and Inconsistent.
IMHO this needs to be cleared up and resolved.....UI bug or not.


Personally I spend very little time in the UI, outside of following up topics in the forums.  I tend just to check my desktop shortcut to the defs sub-folder, that essentially tells me all that I need to know.

Yah, I get that David and makes sense.
However, having paid good money for the Premium version I'd like to see the UI do the job it's supposed to be designed to do......show relevant, reliable information pertaining to the Software function and 'up to date' data.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #145 on: October 24, 2019, 11:40:24 PM »
Short Feedback to Version 8: still on VPS 191012-8 after automatic VPS-Update from yesterday...

...but we know, the guys are working hard for bringing it back to daily automatic VPS-Updates!!! :-*

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #146 on: October 24, 2019, 11:50:58 PM »
<snip quotes>
I'm not totally sure what exactly the status is between UI and corresponding Folders at the moment.
However I'm getting frustrated at having to constantly verify def base.
Shouldn't be so confusing (for many) and Inconsistent.
IMHO this needs to be cleared up and resolved.....UI bug or not.


Personally I spend very little time in the UI, outside of following up topics in the forums.  I tend just to check my desktop shortcut to the defs sub-folder, that essentially tells me all that I need to know.

Yah, I get that David and makes sense.
However, having paid good money for the Premium version I'd like to see the UI do the job it's supposed to be designed to do......show relevant, reliable information pertaining to the Software function and 'up to date' data.

I think there are greater issues that need sorted before what they (Avast, but not Users) might consider minor cosmetic issues.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #147 on: October 24, 2019, 11:54:47 PM »
Personally as long as I know I'm being updated, the cosmetics really don't mean a thing to me.
Security is important all other things take a back seat for me.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #148 on: October 25, 2019, 12:05:58 AM »
That's fine, I understand what ya all are saying but possibly you miss the relevant point, I'm not using something for free, I paid for software with the understanding it would function as designed.
From my perspective that's important.

Edit: I'm not talking about "Cosmetics" I'm talking about important, reliable data being displayed Accurately.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #149 on: October 25, 2019, 12:12:46 AM »
This is just stupid! I had uninstalled Avast from my computer and cell phone due to the issue with virus definitions updates (I didn't use Avast for one week), and I read that the issue with the lack of virus definitions updates was solved. I uninstalled the other antivirus that I was using, and reinstalled Avast on my computer and cell phone.

Today, October 24th 2019, I just found out that Avast is up to date on my cell phone (It was updated on October 24th 2019), but my computer is not receiving virus definitions updates again. Avast stopped receiving updates yesterday, October 23rd 2019, and today it didn't receive any updates. Is this the second round of Avast for Windows not working as it should?...Depressing!