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Offline loungehake

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I cannot say for sure that this happens but I have been recently been surprised to see version updates when I have not manually initiated them. I also suspect that this has happened with a Windows 10 system I support but only occasionally visit.  Its user waits for me to to perform the Avast updates because of system disruption following an attempted update from 21.5 to 21.8 last year. I recemtly visited her and was surprised to see Avast 21.5 had apparently automatically updated to Avast 22.3 on 4 April 2022, WITHOUT PROBLEMS!!!

Avast seems to be full of surprises.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2022, 05:31:31 PM by loungehake »
Windows 10 Pro x64, Avast Free 22.7,6025, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware

Windows 10 Pro x64 (on slow 2006 Toshiba P200 1.83GHz laptop), Avast Free 22.4.6011, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

Offline rocksteady

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...surprised to see Avast 21.5 had apparently automatically updated to Avast 22.3
Do you mean updated 22.3 to 22.5?
Otherwise it would be a real surprise.

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I played safe and only updated from 22.3 to 22.4.  I wanted to minimise the chances of a repeat performance of the 21.5->21.8 debacle last year.
Windows 10 Pro x64, Avast Free 22.7,6025, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware

Windows 10 Pro x64 (on slow 2006 Toshiba P200 1.83GHz laptop), Avast Free 22.4.6011, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

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Either way, it's very important you're using the latest version, just in case of any known security vulnerabilities.
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