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Offline DavidR

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Re: PC shutdown problems
« Reply #105 on: October 29, 2020, 05:58:41 PM »
both 20.8 and 20.9 beta still take 5+ minutes on shutdown

this is an absolute nightmare waste of time to constantly install, uninstall, disable modem and install old version

GIVE US 20.5 OFFLINE INSTALLER direct download link please!

my gosh this is ridiculous


There is very little chance of avast giving a link to old program versions.

There is nothing to stop you using filepuma.com https://www.filepuma.com/download/avast_free_antivirus_20.5-25985/
Why not avast 20.6 or 20.7 ?
They are also available at filepuma.com
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Re: PC shutdown problems
« Reply #106 on: October 29, 2020, 11:06:27 PM »
first you'd have to be pretty foolish to install a program with low level drivers from an unknown source without even a crc hash to validate it's not tampered with

secondly that's not the offline installer so it's useless, it phones home to avast and promptly upgrades itself on install so it doesn't remain 20.5

third any version over 20.5 is broken, that's when avast started tampering with things like switching from the ini to the registry and other big changes

I have 20.4 but 20.4 is now being blocked from getting signature updates so 20.5 is the last viable

unfortunately there is no safe place to download 20.5 offline installer, only avast could provide it at this point

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Re: PC shutdown problems
« Reply #107 on: October 30, 2020, 12:18:15 AM »
Well we can only lead the horse to water, we can't make it drink.

Its your choice, but you won't get old versions direct from avast.

You don't only have CRC, the file as downloaded also has a sha1 and sha256 the digital signature has a digital signature from Avast.
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Re: PC shutdown problems
« Reply #108 on: October 30, 2020, 09:18:59 AM »
unfortunately there is no safe place to download 20.5 offline installer, only avast could provide it at this point
We are never better served than by ourselves.  ;)
For someone as fussy as you seem to be, I find it strange that you are now discovering that avast does not offer the old versions and especially (knowing this) that you don't download the offline versions yourself when they are available.... at least some of them while you check that all is well with the new versions. :-\

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Re: PC shutdown problems
« Reply #109 on: October 30, 2020, 04:53:36 PM »
to be fair I've never downloaded the offline versions before because for years now Avast has been trouble free, I've barely ever thought about it

it only went sideways this year

however, some good news to report, the very very newest 20.9 beta, not the one from last week but build 5730, finally seems to solve the shutdown problem, it's now back to seconds instead of many minutes

but predictable, unfortunately, there is a new problem with 20.9, any GUI popup or attempt to bring up the menu immediately freezes the GUI and access to the rest of windows desktop until I use control-alt-delete to start the task manager

I'll use the 20.9 beta thread for that problem though, I guess technically this one is "solved"

ps. spoke too soon, had another 5+ minute shutdown earlier today on 20.9
« Last Edit: October 31, 2020, 01:36:51 AM by av4me »

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Re: PC shutdown problems
« Reply #110 on: October 31, 2020, 10:37:56 PM »
Today, for the first time on version 20.8, i had this kind of "shutdown" problem. But i'm only like 70 percent sure it was caused by Avast program. Everything was working fine till few hours ago i had to turn off my PC and it stopped on "shutdown" windows screen. After about 9 minutes of waiting i decided to restart it manually, then i looked into event viewer and i found no messages related to crashed Avast, but i saw that when message appeared about shutting "aswbIDSAgent", nothing more occurred, and there was supposed to be an entry about "Avast Antivirus" and other programs closing, so i suppose it got lagged because it was trying/could not close Avast properly.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2020, 10:42:42 PM by Pierogi »

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Re: PC shutdown problems
« Reply #111 on: January 22, 2021, 08:26:03 PM »
I have WIN 10. Once in a while my computer would shut down after scanning.
Y- I reinstall avast a BUNCH of times + repair!


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