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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #180 on: October 28, 2019, 05:42:47 PM »
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #181 on: October 28, 2019, 09:28:29 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #182 on: October 29, 2019, 12:00:30 AM »
Same experience as Bob, Program updated automatically at 3:40 AM (Defs. 191028-0)
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #183 on: October 29, 2019, 04:35:55 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.


It may do it all by itself but some of us prefer to do a manual update when we go online as i have just done and mine is not up to date -



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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #184 on: October 29, 2019, 06:13:03 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.

It may do it all by itself but some of us prefer to do a manual update when we go online as i have just done and mine is not up to date -
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If you aren't allowing Auto updates for the VPS, you are also missing out on the streaming updates as a prerequisite for those is you have Auto updates set for the VPS updates.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #185 on: October 29, 2019, 06:17:55 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.

It may do it all by itself but some of us prefer to do a manual update when we go online as i have just done and mine is not up to date -
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If you aren't allowing Auto updates for the VPS, you are also missing out on the streaming updates as a prerequisite for those is you have Auto updates set for the VPS updates.
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That' a good point.
Wonder how many users are Aware of this prerequisite?
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #186 on: October 29, 2019, 06:51:10 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.

It may do it all by itself but some of us prefer to do a manual update when we go online as i have just done and mine is not up to date -
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Further follow up on the fact you aren't showing the 191029-0 VPS (as seen in your image):

I have two systems, as in my signature below my posts.  Both system show 191028-0 as the current VPS version and a manual update on both systems, still indicates my VPS versions are up to date. 

For those with VPS Updates set to Auto:
Current stream is, C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\defs\19102900_stream with 66 objects (stream files).

So there is more to this than you not having VPS Updates set to Auto.  Presumably if this follows recent history we (those with VPS set to Auto Update) will get 191029-0 tomorrow or very late tonight.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #187 on: October 29, 2019, 07:06:22 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.

It may do it all by itself but some of us prefer to do a manual update when we go online as i have just done and mine is not up to date -
<snip image>

If you aren't allowing Auto updates for the VPS, you are also missing out on the streaming updates as a prerequisite for those is you have Auto updates set for the VPS updates.

I am and always have (i have posted screens of my steaming updates several times)



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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #188 on: October 29, 2019, 07:09:55 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.

It may do it all by itself but some of us prefer to do a manual update when we go online as i have just done and mine is not up to date -
<snip image>

If you aren't allowing Auto updates for the VPS, you are also missing out on the streaming updates as a prerequisite for those is you have Auto updates set for the VPS updates.
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That' a good point.
Wonder how many users are Aware of this prerequisite?

I assume its set by default (as mine was) so i imagine most users wont know you can turn it off and they will not have done so.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #189 on: October 29, 2019, 07:12:12 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.

It may do it all by itself but some of us prefer to do a manual update when we go online as i have just done and mine is not up to date -
<snip image>

If you aren't allowing Auto updates for the VPS, you are also missing out on the streaming updates as a prerequisite for those is you have Auto updates set for the VPS updates.

I am and always have (i have posted screens of my steaming updates several times)
<snip image>

Why your previous comment that some of us prefer to do Manual Updates is what made me believe you weren't.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #190 on: October 29, 2019, 08:25:52 PM »
I was patient and allowed the program to do it's own updating.
As you can see, it does this all by itself. No help needed.

It may do it all by itself but some of us prefer to do a manual update when we go online as i have just done and mine is not up to date -
<snip image>

If you aren't allowing Auto updates for the VPS, you are also missing out on the streaming updates as a prerequisite for those is you have Auto updates set for the VPS updates.

I am and always have (i have posted screens of my steaming updates several times)
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Why your previous comment that some of us prefer to do Manual Updates is what made me believe you weren't.


By manually updating i mean i open avast and get to the update section below then click "Check for updates"  as it rarely shows the current date, after a few seconds it switches to the current date. (or it used to)


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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #191 on: October 29, 2019, 08:36:21 PM »
It only switches to the current date if there has been a VPS update.
If not, it simply tells you that your are up to date.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #192 on: October 29, 2019, 09:01:28 PM »
It only switches to the current date if there has been a VPS update.
If not, it simply tells you that your are up to date.

I get that but before the recent problem the date changed every day (with the rare exception) as VPS updates were working properly the reason i looked up and then joined in this thread was because i realised they were not updating as normal i cnnor remember a time prior to this problem they went two days without updating. 

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #193 on: October 29, 2019, 09:20:22 PM »
It only switches to the current date if there has been a VPS update.
If not, it simply tells you that your are up to date.

I get that but before the recent problem the date changed every day (with the rare exception) as VPS updates were working properly the reason i looked up and then joined in this thread was because i realised they were not updating as normal i cnnor remember a time prior to this problem they went two days without updating.
You seem to forget that a VPS update is a consolidation of prior streaming updates and occasion can contain other updates.
As long as you're receiving streaming updates your protection is up to date.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #194 on: October 29, 2019, 09:30:04 PM »
It only switches to the current date if there has been a VPS update.
If not, it simply tells you that your are up to date.

I get that but before the recent problem the date changed every day (with the rare exception) as VPS updates were working properly the reason i looked up and then joined in this thread was because i realised they were not updating as normal i cnnor remember a time prior to this problem they went two days without updating.
You seem to forget that a VPS update is a consolidation of prior streaming updates and occasion can contain other updates.
As long as you're receiving streaming updates your protection is up to date.

I haven't forgotten that but as i said in my last post VPS updated used to update to  the current date every evening when i manually updated (with the rare occasion when they didn't) and now they rarely do hence this now very long thread, i hadn't even realised there was streaming updates until this problem started several days ago and many user who also don't know steaming updates exist will wonder (worry) they may not be protected, maybe steaming updates could be added to the manual update screen so users (who do know they exist) can see the daily update without having to go to the Defs folder to see they are protected and those that don't will see the new update listed and will be happy all is well.
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