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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #60 on: June 21, 2007, 11:59:08 PM »
Check out this thread and see if some of the possible solutions can help you with the 8.3 issue.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28199.0
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2007, 09:26:20 AM »
ComputerVet

I regret to say that your post is unhelpful and likely to confuse others.

The setting of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem : NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate

is completely irrelevant to avast and this thread.

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2007, 04:11:36 PM »
My copy of Avast is asking to restart at least once daily, sometimes more. I have 8.3 names turned off, and I refuse to turn them back on just to work around a bug in Avast. Avast worked just fine before the recent update that caused this.  When will this get fixed?  Is it fixed in the Pro version?

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2007, 04:56:39 PM »
I refuse to turn them back on just to work around a bug in Avast.
So, you'll need another antivirus...

Anyway, it's a myth that 8.3 off improves detection...

Is it fixed in the Pro version?
The Home and Pro versions work the same in this point.
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #64 on: July 11, 2007, 06:21:12 PM »
It's not a myth that 8.3 off reduces MFT clutter.

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #65 on: July 12, 2007, 03:39:12 AM »
It's not a myth that 8.3 off reduces MFT clutter.
Can you prove that? This was discussed in this board before... If I'm not wrong it is a myth.
If I'm wrong, I have no problem on changing my opinion 8)
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #66 on: July 25, 2007, 03:40:52 PM »
"Every time you create a file with a long file name, NTFS creates a second file entry that has a similar 8.3 short file name."

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/8cc5891d-bf8e-4164-862d-dac5418c59481033.mspx?mfr=true
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2007, 03:48:12 PM »
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/guide/sas_fsd_dkfi.mspx?mfr=true
So, it's Alwil time to say something. Why do they need this setting? Is it related to low level configuration (I don't think so...) and protection? Accented characters in the installation path?
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #68 on: July 26, 2007, 12:48:33 AM »
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If you use large numbers of files in an NTFS folder (300,000 or more), disable short-file name generation for better performance, and especially if the first six characters of the long file names are similar.

Hardly likely for most of us.

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2007, 03:31:03 AM »
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If you use large numbers of files in an NTFS folder (300,000 or more), disable short-file name generation for better performance, and especially if the first six characters of the long file names are similar.
Hardly likely for most of us.
Me too... Something is telling this is still a myth...
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2007, 12:00:06 PM »

This seems to have occured sinc the update to the latest version. Evety time avast updates,
it's asking to reboot.  (vps update)  ???


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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2007, 02:21:18 PM »
So, voyager, do you have the latest update already? (4.7.1029)
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2007, 03:01:52 PM »
So, voyager, do you have the latest update already? (4.7.1029)

Yes, I have all update.
I just was following to all instructions of this forum.
Before last update everything works perfect. Now hm…. I’m with no antivirus!
 
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2007, 03:24:39 PM »
Regardless of the 8.3 tweak being set or not, is a solution being worked up at Alwil?

Due to your own success, your users have placed their trust in Avast. A reboot due to a legitimate tweak made available in a normal windows environment, regardless if there are debates on its benefit, is unacceptable to the common user. Not everyone is going to come to the forum to read the "workaround". They will simply fall off the edge of the planet without saying goodbye.

For all of the machines that I have installed this on, my phone will be ringing to give them a different solution that will work in the 8.3 tweak environment.

Please think about your position. If you CAN make a quick and easy update that will FIX the ISSUE, regardless of the fault of the ISSUE, then please make it so.

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2007, 03:33:43 PM »
My deep belief was that v4.7.1029 DOES FIX THE ISSUE, i.e. everything's OK even with the tweak enabled.
Are you telling me otherwise?


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