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New Beta version 21.2.1766
« on: July 22, 2021, 03:47:21 PM »
Hello everyone,

New Beta version of Avast Driver Updater product is now available in Beta (21.2.1766)!

What's new in Avast Driver Updater product?
  • New - Introducing our troubleshooting helper! In case you're having driver-related trouble, this helper will guide you through finding and fixing any issues with new (or old) drivers.
  • Improved - User interface to make it easier for you to navigate through regardless of whether you want to update a driver or revert it to the previous version.
  • Improved - Our improved database can now scan for over 7 million drivers to help keep your PC in the best possible shape.
  • Improved - When you decide to uninstall the product you can now select whether you would like to keep the current driver backups and log files (for potential future usage when you decide to install the product again.)
  • Improved - Driver Updater product now automatically cleans old driver backups in order to not occupy that much space on your hard drive.
  • Fixed - Problem with DVD ROM driver installation which happened sometimes with the previous version.
  • Fixed - Error message when you're offline now clearly states why you cannot proceed with the update process.
  • Apart from that, we fixed many other bugs and made under-the-hood improvements to keep Driver Updater working smoothly.

How can you help?
  • Download the Beta version: https://honzik.avcdn.net/setup/avast-du/beta/avast_driver_updater_online_setup.exe.
  • Execute the installation package and go through the wizard to install the product.
  • The product shall guide you or you can freely navigate through it and try it on your own to see how it works.
  • Please try as much features as you can to see how they work and check whether there are any bugs or unexpected behavior.
  • If you find any bugs during testing, please create a new thread in this forum section.
  • Please provide us also with feedback about what you like most and what you would change.
  • Since we aim to deliver the best Driver Updater product - would you add anything that is missing? Do not hesitate to share your feedback!

Known issues
  • Nothing we would know about at this point, let us know in case you will find anything.

Thank you & enjoy the beta testing!
AVAST Team.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2021, 02:02:14 PM by Stellarman »

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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 05:25:35 PM »
Updated existing beta installation
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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 09:25:27 AM »
Thanks Stellarman, spreading the news.
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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 05:04:51 PM »
I have three drivers that can't be updated.
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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2021, 08:08:41 AM »
I have three drivers that can't be updated.


Hi Bob,

could you please send me logs collected via Driver Updater Log Collector utility (c:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Driver Updater\dulogcollector.exe)?

Thank you.

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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 01:56:33 PM »
I have three drivers that can't be updated.


Hi Bob,

could you please send me logs collected via Driver Updater Log Collector utility (c:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Driver Updater\dulogcollector.exe)?

Thank you.
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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 05:35:42 PM »
Yeah, I the only driver I can not update is the Intel(R) Management Engine Interface #1 driver. Perhaps this may be glitch? I have a screenshot of the error. I should also note, I couldn't update this driver on previous version of Avast DU. Please advise.

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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 09:34:10 PM »
Yeah, I the only driver I can not update is the Intel(R) Management Engine Interface #1 driver. Perhaps this may be glitch? I have a screenshot of the error. I should also note, I couldn't update this driver on previous version of Avast DU. Please advise.
Follow the direction posted by Avast here if you're interested in a possible fix:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=291102.msg1639704#msg1639704

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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 04:01:32 AM »
Okay, I'll send my logs. Besides this issue, the program works like a champ.

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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2021, 10:32:37 AM »
I have three drivers that can't be updated.


Hi Bob,

could you please send me logs collected via Driver Updater Log Collector utility (c:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Driver Updater\dulogcollector.exe)?

Thank you.
Logs have been successfully collected and sent.

Thank you Bob for providing us with the logs, actually I was able to induce the same issue myself and we are already on it, I will keep you updated about the progress.

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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2021, 11:39:35 AM »
Thanks for the quick response. :)
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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2021, 02:39:29 AM »
Update on the beta, the Management Engine Interface #1 driver issue is fixed as the version offered is from February and is actually installed. However, I found another bug, basically if you update the the Intel(R) Gaussian Mixture Model driver and wait a few minutes, Avast will come back with this message, screenshot below. If you update again, it will refresh and will also tell you the PCIe controller is out of date. The odd thing is, it will update it to a version from 1/2/17 YET if you update the Gaussian Mixture Model again, it will revert the version to one from 12/15/15. Other than that, looking good  :)
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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2021, 06:43:57 AM »
Update on the situation, I have found a temporary fix, basically when Avast DU says you need to update the Gaussian Mixture Model, I updated it, BUT went out and found a newer version from 12/17/18 which is digitally signed. I even redownloaded the PCIe Controller (x16) - 1901 driver, version is from 1/2/2017 (like Avast DU and is also digitally signed) and installed both, rebooted and the issue hasn't come up since.

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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2021, 10:38:16 AM »
Hello Johnmaxwell!

Thank you for this information. I would like to take a closer look.
Can you please upload current log file so I can see the current status?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: New Beta version 21.2.1679
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2021, 05:57:03 PM »
Sure no problem, I'll send the logs. But, in order to properly fix this issue, Avast needs to update the Gaussian Mixture Model driver 10.1.2.19 (dated 12/15/15) to 10.1.7.3 (dated 12/17/18). The driver can be found here at Microsoft Update Catalog: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Intel(R)+Gaussian+Mixture+Model+-+1911  The latter driver is digitally signed and is virus free. And for anybody who comes here bearing the issue similar to mine, download the driver from the link provided and update it manually, apply the PCIe Controller update from Avast DU, if offered, and restart. For me, this worked and the issue has gone away. Hope this helps.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2021, 06:05:58 PM by Johnmaxwell »