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Offline Shaun985

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2022, 11:02:26 PM »
Ok will do.  Can you tell me what specific information is created in the support file?

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2022, 11:46:33 AM »
Hi!

The support package collects all the log files related to the antivirus, it does not collect any personal information like email messages etc.

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2022, 03:37:13 PM »
yes, I had the same problem.  Avast was blocking Thunderbird updates plus causing problems with other stuff.  Win 7 system.
But I found an easy solution.  I used the avastclear.exe to uninstall Avast, put avast in the trash can, and went with another AV.
Viola! Thunderbird updated the first time I ran it, and other problems were resolved.

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2022, 03:43:06 PM »
...and now I am gone.
Avast is just a bad memory, soon to be forgotten

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2022, 01:37:03 AM »
Hi!

The support package collects all the log files related to the antivirus, it does not collect any personal information like email messages etc.

Best regards,
HK

Alright I will do it this weekend when I am back.  Have you looked at the links I provided?  Someone mentioned having to put all the thunderbird update urls into exceptions in order to connect but I won't be able to test this until weekend.

Here's link to users experiencing the same thing and using Avast:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1378920
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=319793.15

A bug report where some kaspersky users also have the same thing (might be useful to avast staff):
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1586699

What is happening is exactly as posted by another user here in the other thread:
http://darkyvrac.free.fr/video/2022-07-20%2019%2038%2009.mp4

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2022, 03:15:44 PM »
Hello,

today we released a new beta version that should fix all the connection problems. Would you please be so kind and try the beta and check whether you can successfully update thunderbird?
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=320992.0

Thanks in advance,
HK

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2022, 10:13:04 PM »
Hi HK!  Thanks very much for the help!

So today I was able to try something (same as the first link I provided) under Avast exceptions I added the thunderbird update urls and was able to get updates no problem.

Is there any way to get the fix through regular updates?  I'm not comfortable with installing betas.

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2022, 05:27:01 AM »
Жесть  ;D уже месяц пытаюсь понять почему фандерберд не хочет сам себя обновлять а предлогает сделать это вручную. Причем обновления выходят часто и почти через день он просит обновите меня пожалуйста  :) Оказывается и тут Аваст приложил руку, наверно не увидев этой темы я бы не додумался... отключил экраны аваст и фандерберд обновился...

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2022, 09:37:23 AM »
Please post here in English or find your own language section here https://forum.avast.com/index.php#c7

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2022, 02:08:26 AM »
Installed new Sep update (22.9.6034) and can confirm the issue is not fixed, did it contain the beta fixes?

Avast continues to block Thunderbird from connecting to its own update servers.
Only solution so far is adding Avast exception urls: aus.thunderbird.net and www.thunderbird.net as shared on Mozilla forums by other users experiencing same problem with Avast:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1378920

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2022, 05:01:06 PM »
Admittedly I haven't read through EVERY post but I have the same issue...

Thunderbird 102 (all versions) 32BIT on Windows 10 with Avast Free has always updated & continues to update with no issues.
Thunderbird 102 (all versions) 64BIT on Windows 11 with Avast One is the one I continue to have problems with.

I have to believe that Avast One/Free versions don't differ in their detection scheme so I believe the issue lies in either the 32/64 or W10/W11 differences.  Can anyone else comment on their Thunderbird installs?  Hopefully this will give the Avast support people some further clues.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2022, 05:03:16 PM by pcnews »

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2022, 10:59:49 PM »
Can we get confirmation on this?  Was the beta fix included in this update?  If so, just wanted to let you know it still didn't fix the issue.

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2022, 11:30:20 PM »
We are past the referenced beta now.  I'm running 22.9.6034 (build 22.9.7554.734)  Still an issue on my 64bit install.
 
Shaun, is your Thunderbird 32 or 64 bit?  I'm only having trouble with the 64bit version on W11.  My 32bit install on W10 updates fine.    :-\

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2022, 05:17:29 PM »
Avast Free 22.9.6034 (build 22.9.7554.734) with Thunderbird 32 bit on Win 10.  Lol

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Re: Avast is blocking Thunderbird updates
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2022, 05:45:20 PM »
OK, so much for that theory.  How weird is that!  No wonder they are having a difficult time figuring it out.