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Offline bruce_b

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Avast asks for restart after definiton update
« on: January 10, 2020, 04:37:33 PM »
Last couple of days, using Avast Free (latest stable version) on Windows 10 Home 64 ... Avast has asked me to restart the computer after it had downloaded definitions updates. Did something change in the defs that needs the restart and is everyone seeing this ? ? ... Thanks
Dell Dimension 8200 P4 1.8Ghz Windows XP PRO SP3
Avast Free Antivirus 18.8.2356
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5347 Celeron B830 1.8Ghz
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.900
Avast Free Antivirus 20.4.2410 Build 20.4.5312.578

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Re: Avast asks for restart after definiton update
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 04:49:38 PM »
VPS updates can also contain updates for scan engine and minor bug fixes



Offline rocksteady

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Re: Avast asks for restart after definiton update
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 04:51:55 PM »
Yes. I was invited to Restart Windows after an Avast update today. This happens occasionally as Avast issue bug fixes alongside virus definition updates, thus avoiding a full fat program version update.
(I see Pondus has also replied in similar vein, whilst I was typing.)

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Re: Avast asks for restart after definiton update
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 04:56:52 PM »
Okay, did not think this was a big issue and there is also more on it in the thread about the latest release.
Dell Dimension 8200 P4 1.8Ghz Windows XP PRO SP3
Avast Free Antivirus 18.8.2356
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5347 Celeron B830 1.8Ghz
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.900
Avast Free Antivirus 20.4.2410 Build 20.4.5312.578