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Offline SoreFeet919293

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Checking For Application Update - Forever
« on: July 15, 2022, 08:06:30 PM »
Windows 10 Home, 21H1, install 6/12/2020, OS build 19043.1826, Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0
Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60 GHz  3.60 GHz    Installed Ram 16.0 GB   64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Avast Premium Security  (right-click on toolbar)
Open Avast user interface->Menu->Settings->Update->Checking for application update...      (FOREVER)

(click on Windows Icon)
(click Power-on/off Icon)->Restart
Avast Antivirus is being updated -- Do not shutdown your computer

I'm scared to shutdown the computer!
This message NEVER GOES AWAY!  Avast NEVER seems to update!
What do I do???

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Re: Checking For Application Update - Forever
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2022, 09:02:07 PM »
I waited for almost 1 hr. Then I took an educated guess (and risk).
My guess was, if something bad was about to happen with my Desktop, there might be a way to reach a Windows OS Recovery Point via basic OS boot-terminal, but I would have to research how to do that.
The other thought I had was, perhaps the updated actually DID finish, but the Avast UI was not made aware of the fact, and a reboot would simply just work.
Fortunately, in my case, I performed the "Restart Anyway" and I saw the Windows Splash screen, and was able to perform the typical User Login.
I then did the following:
(right-click Avast Premium Security Icon on toolbar):
Open Avast User Interface->Menu->Settings->Update

Then I saw:
Avast Premium Security is up to date

So my bold move paid off in my case, but I was very scared to do what I did.
So for anyone else, not sure this is the best answer, but for me it did work.