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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #210 on: October 31, 2019, 07:35:16 PM »
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Thank you for your comments!
What I find scary:
It's about security software, not a trivial online game!
And from the official side you hear nothing for days ...
That's scary for me personally!
Others with version 8 are similar, for example in the business sector (see link in my post above)!
300 PC with VPS 191012-8 !!!
This can not be ignored in my opinion...

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #211 on: October 31, 2019, 08:08:22 PM »
You're welcome.

Unfortunately I can't answer for Avast and when they do respond in the forums, it is one post amongst many thousands, so it can seem that there has been no response.

It may well be worth a look at the Avast Blog https://blog.avast.com/ as that has various information articles, without the user input hiding snippets of information in the forums. 
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #212 on: October 31, 2019, 11:57:43 PM »
Thanks for the hint, David!

I will look there, if there is new information...

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #213 on: November 01, 2019, 12:43:27 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #214 on: November 01, 2019, 01:33:37 PM »
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Surely it has to be possible to create a pinned thread for important items which is a read only one that can only be updated by Avast . BT can do it on their forum, when needed,and they aren't that brilliant.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #215 on: November 01, 2019, 05:11:49 PM »
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Surely it has to be possible to create a pinned thread for important items which is a read only one that can only be updated by Avast . BT can do it on their forum, when needed,and they aren't that brilliant.

One of the issues is when pinned threads become too numerous.  Some time ago, they got to a very large number and you had to scroll down some way in the topic listings to see current active listings.

Then of course there the postings in said pinned/sticky threads when they quickly become old/outdated.

Only Avast Team members can pin a topic and to unpin it, etc.

For the most part the respondents in these forums are regular Avast users just like you and I.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #216 on: November 01, 2019, 07:32:43 PM »
I just now got one.....version 191101-0   Release 11/01/2019
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #217 on: November 01, 2019, 07:57:03 PM »
@schmidthouse
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Thank you for your comments!
What I find scary:
It's about security software, not a trivial online game!
And from the official side you hear nothing for days ...
That's scary for me personally!
Others with version 8 are similar, for example in the business sector (see link in my post above)!
300 PC with VPS 191012-8 !!!
This can not be ignored in my opinion...

Best regards
Sky

You're welcome.
Hopefully your concerns will be addressed.  :)
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #218 on: November 01, 2019, 09:41:06 PM »
Thank you @schmidthouse,

I hope that a solution to the problem will come soon ...

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #219 on: November 01, 2019, 11:56:55 PM »
Just received 191101-0, and "Avast About" updated itself and shows the correct (Current) info.... first time that's happened in weeks.

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #220 on: November 02, 2019, 12:17:50 AM »
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The VPS have been updated to 191031-8 at version 8! :)

Whether it is now the final solution to the problem, we have to wait and see ...

But it is at least pleasing that something is apparently happening.

Have a nice Weekend and thank you for the encouraging words!

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #221 on: November 02, 2019, 12:48:39 AM »
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The VPS have been updated to 191031-8 at version 8! :)

Whether it is now the final solution to the problem, we have to wait and see ...

But it is at least pleasing that something is apparently happening.

Have a nice Weekend and thank you for the encouraging words!

Sky

That's good news, only a day behind what I have.

Remember what has been said in relation to the current avast versions and VPS updates, that may not return to daily levels for a while as each has to be thoroughly checked before release.  So there may not be one every day, that shouldn't be a problem if version 8 hasn't got streaming updates (which I don't know). 

There are also other features behaviour shield and Cyber Capture (which I don't know if are in avast 8, a real problem with old versions) as these don't necessarily rely on regular signature based detection.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #222 on: November 02, 2019, 07:47:52 AM »
Many thanks for the informations, David!

And yes, Version 8 has streaming updates...

Have a nice weekend!

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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #223 on: November 02, 2019, 09:56:12 AM »
Many thanks for the informations, David!

And yes, Version 8 has streaming updates...

Have a nice weekend!

Sky

You're welcome.
Thanks for the confirmation on streaming updates in version 8, at least you have that additional level of cover if the VPS is somewhat slow.
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Re: Virus definitions
« Reply #224 on: November 02, 2019, 02:43:16 PM »
..., at least you have that additional level of cover if the VPS is somewhat slow.

That's right, thanks David!

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Sky
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