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Offline BLine

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2020, 12:48:09 PM »
This release breaks my Novastor Backup Image mounting.

I've been using Novastor's Backup products since the 90's. For some time they've had a disk/sector imaging backup capability. Part of the function is being able to mount a volume of a image backup as a lettered drive in Windows. Version 19.5 is certified for Windows 10 which is what I am currently using.

After updating to Avast 20.8 when I mount an image as a drive I can click on that drive in file explorer and explorer opens to show the files and folder in the root of the virtual drive. However if I click on a folder instead of opening I get the mouse wait cursor and the progress bar on the path window. The progress bar gets progressively slower and never reaches the end. I left it once for two hours and it never completed and opened the folder. Disabling all the shields had no effect. Access through a command line with DIR, COPY, and XCOPY hangs up also.

Doing a system restore which puts me back to Avast 20.6.2420 returns normal function. When I mount an image volume as a virtual drive clicking on folders opens without hesitation and I can copy files normally.

Novastor uses  "O & O DiskImage Virtual Devices" and a service.

Problem can be recreated by updating Avast to v20.8. Updates on manual because of problems like this.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2020, 02:55:39 PM »
Why the sudden update to 20.8.2432 ? And does the offline installer link give us this latest version ? .. Thanks
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Offline strakl

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2020, 03:23:03 PM »
This is a service pack for 20.8 that fixes some last minute issues.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2020, 03:43:19 PM »
Hi, a few minutes ago we have released a new service-pack which fixes some rare cases with CPU overload. Current version is therefore 20.8.2432

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2020, 03:48:16 PM »
Why the sudden update to 20.8.2432 ? And does the offline installer link give us this latest version ? .. Thanks

Yep, applies to offline installer as well.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2020, 03:51:44 PM »
Was the offline installer updated about 30 or 40 minutes or so back when I redownloaded it ? ... Thanks
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2020, 04:06:28 PM »
Was the offline installer updated about 30 or 40 minutes or so back when I redownloaded it ? ... Thanks
Seems so.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2020, 05:16:38 PM »
I don't know why I can't do a startup scan, help me please
the scan starts then restarts after 20 seconds

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2020, 07:43:32 PM »
Still no solution to the problem with reboot when trying to use the option Análisis durante el arranque.  Two days ago a virus entered my PC and when I tried that option didn´t work.  I thought the virus had infected Avast, but later I read at the blog that it was a problem at Avast and it would be solved in the next version.  It is still there....

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2020, 10:17:27 PM »
I don't know why I can't do a startup scan, help me please
the scan starts then restarts after 20 seconds

I did it before the penultimate version and it worked without problems.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2020, 11:34:01 PM »
I don't know why I can't do a startup scan, help me please
the scan starts then restarts after 20 seconds

I did it before the penultimate version and it worked without problems.
this concern is not related to the program version but to the virus definitions
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238548.msg1563490#msg1563490
I'm rather sure the problem here has nothing to do with a particular version of Avast - because almost all the code of the boot-time scanner resides in virus definitions. So there's no point in downgrading to Avast 20.7 (for example) - it won't help. (Yes, if you install it from an offline installer, you might get some old virus definitions which may not contain the problem - but as soon as the definitions get updated, it won't matter if it's 20.7, 20.8 or other).

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2020, 01:53:14 AM »
- Today i wanted delete file from virus chest, but when i touched delete button, Avast GUI disappear, also tray icon disappear (probably crash of whole program). Only restart PC helped in this situation. Avast created mdmp file in logs folder but on this forum i cannot upload it, so i deleted it. This happen only once for me. Maybe is very rare issue i dont know. This happen on new build 2432 on Win 7 64bit.

- Since version 20.7, Avast no longer warn me about new application version when "Ask when an update is available" is set. New version is only visible in settings on update tab, but not in main Avast window/tray icon as before.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2020, 03:09:36 AM by TheOwner »

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2020, 12:44:08 AM »
Even after the various updates and micro updates, 20.8.xxxx still fails to update the Smart Scan report file C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\Viruses & Malware.txt

Nor is there an entry for the Smart Scan in the Scan History option in AvastUI > Protection > Virus Scans

So no change/response from my last reporting this in Reply #26 https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238421.msg1563185#msg1563185 or in the topic I gave a link to.

Personally I couldn't care less about the NOT so Smart Scan or on-demand scans, but many others do and why I have even mentioned it.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2020, 01:26:55 AM »
- Today i wanted delete file from virus chest, but when i touched delete button, Avast GUI disappear, also tray icon disappear (probably crash of whole program). Only restart PC helped in this situation. Avast created mdmp file in logs folder but on this forum i cannot upload it, so i deleted it. This happen only once for me. Maybe is very rare issue i dont know. This happen on new build 2432 on Win 7 64bit.

- Since version 20.7, Avast no longer warn me about new application version when "Ask when an update is available" is set. New version is only visible in settings on update tab, but not in main Avast window/tray icon as before.
I've reported the no notification numerous times. I get my notification via Windows Security. It always lets me know when Avast is outdated.
Pretty sad but at least I'm being notified.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.8 (October 2020)
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2020, 03:06:25 PM »
I found the source of memory "lead" on my installations. 
Apparently are caused by the wpad.dat file used to auto setup the proxy server.
More details on my last post on this topic  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=237554.0