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Offline claudiubotezatu

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Any explanation for the VPS update failure????
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:31:31 AM »
Any logical reason why Avast! doesn't provide any explanation for the VPS update failure????
Is it related with "Czech cyber-security software maker Avast disclosed today a security breach that impacted its internal network."

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Re: Any explanation for the VPS update failure????
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 12:43:58 PM »
INFO: Following the attack attempt on our network which we communicated on October 21, we thoroughly scrutinized all releases which led to the suspension of VPS updates for all Avast products versions 9.x - 19.x for four days, which was an important precautionary measure to analyze them for any modified code. This is the reason for the delay in the delivery of VPS updates last week. We have since confirmed that the VPS updates are secure. As a second additional step, we implemented a process whereby product updates, including VPS updates, are thoroughly checked and updated every few days, instead on a daily basis. We are working hard on returning to our regular process of issuing daily VPS updates.

For Avast users who are currently still using an Avast version 8.x, the VPS updates are on hold and undergoing rigorous inspection. We are working hard to resolve this as soon as possible.

Despite these delays, we are confident to say that all of our users are protected. Avast’s threat detection systems consist of multiple layers of security and the automatically streamed updates that are being released continuously between the aggregate VPS updates run every 3-5 minutes to deliver virus definition data, and ensure that our business and consumer users remains fully protected at all times.
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