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Offline DavidR

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Avast in-itself doesn't retain old versions for download - Unless you can find Avast version 9 as a location like filehippo.com and they don't go that far back.
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and the OP is reluctant to update to later 'supported' version of Avast

Quote from: visionhelp
Avast Version 8.0.1489

I am willing to view into version 9. For the vpm-updates 9 to 11.
<snip>

Getting version 9 won't help as has been previously said, support for avast Virus definition support for Avast versions 8, 9 and 10 has ceased.

So the furthest back you could go (assuming you could find it) would be Avast 11.

This source (which I can't vouch for) has version 12 - https://avast-free-antivirus.soft32.com/old-version/
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Hi David, VPS update for Avast 9/10/11 were ceased this summer. VPS for Avast 8 and older ended long ago (2020).

So visionhelp, you have to go find Avast 12 if you really want to use old versions of Avast that still can receive VPS updates.


BTW, last VPS for Avast 8 (dated back Apr 2020) still seems to be downloadable from this link: https://www.avast.com/download-thank-you.php?product=VPS5&locale=en-ww&direct=1
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BTW, last VPS for Avast 8 (dated back Apr 2020) still seems to be downloadable from this link: https://www.avast.com/download-thank-you.php?product=VPS5&locale=en-ww&direct=1

This direct link only says the 223 MB size. But not to recognize, for which Avast version(s). (Feals - from this size - as the newest.)
The link You mentioned - in a last comment here - before, listedstill with for 8 to 11 (and other - newer - more), has a size of 125 MB. Which I downloaded, just for to test, for version 8.0.1489. (But still have to do. With some preparation´s works still.)
« Last Edit: December 19, 2023, 06:30:20 PM by visionhelp »

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This source (which I can't vouch for) has version 12 - https://avast-free-antivirus.soft32.com/old-version/

No, there is no old version to download. It is only leading to as if, but only advertisings there, no Avast to download, no older.


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This source (which I can't vouch for) has version 12 - https://avast-free-antivirus.soft32.com/old-version/

No, there is no old version to download. It is only leading to as if, but only advertisings there, no Avast to download, no older.

You would need to continue the search for old versions, that was just one I found that supposedly had Avast 12.

It is never going to be easy to find such old versions (Avast 12 is from 7 years ago). 
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Just reading this again https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.0.
It is called (Quote: )
"However, please note that all Windows XP and Vista users will continue to receive virus definitions updates from the Avast Threat Labs database after this date and Avast/AVG Antivirus versions 18 and older will continue to work as usual providing full protection",

but the downloads (the installers) list it is named ´iavs9x´ ...

So this is the 9x version ?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2023, 06:31:49 PM by visionhelp »

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No, I don't believe it is (that is the just location on the Avast server hxxps://install.avcdn.net/iavs9x-xp/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe), the last supported version for XP was/is 18.8. 
If you wan to test this,  the off-line installation file, don't run it, right click on the file and check the properties and you can see for yourself (or hover the mouse pointer over it).

So if they have Win XP and the version isn't 18.8 there is no VPS support for that Avast Version.  Given that support for Avast 8, 9 and 10 has been terminated.

If you had Avast 18.8 then " [EOL] Virus definition updates for Avast version 9/10/11 end in summer 2023" wouldn't impact you.
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"check the properties".
Ah, OK, thank You.

OK. I now have two virus definitons update-files, 125 and 223 MB.
When this does not help,
I will have to check the 18.8 version, whether it does let me the same speed of XP, as now, with the V8.0.1489 possible.

Thank You all, this compagnon support.

(These weeks I tested for Win10 the newest Avast. This was very slowing everything, despite Win Defender de-activated. But Win 10 already, to me: pooh ..., sorry. Just once saying, please.)
« Last Edit: December 19, 2023, 07:38:33 PM by visionhelp »

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You're welcome.

This is what I got.
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BTW, last VPS for Avast 8 (dated back Apr 2020) still seems to be downloadable from this link: https://www.avast.com/download-thank-you.php?product=VPS5&locale=en-ww&direct=1
This does not appear as a VPS-update:
File version 4.8.0.0,
but in Element name ist 6, 0, 0, 0
and Description is: AVAST Software Setup Engine

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It does for me.  I have no idea what it is that you are trying to do. 

But clicking the link starts a download and it will be run when complete. 
Something that I with a fully up to date version I don't want to happen.
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What happens if you start with this link https://www.avast.com/download-thank-you.php?product=VPS5&locale=en#pc ?

I have no idea what it is you are doing or have tried, without this kind of information it is hard to pin down your problem, as I haven't experienced any of these issues.
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"But clicking the link starts a download and it will be run when complete.":
Such automatic - run - I do avoid, does not happen to me.

This version vpsupd.exe confuses me, more than once:
It has a size of 223 MB in compare with the version for 9x, 125 MB.

Here a pic of the properties, where 2 different file-version numbers are presented.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2023, 08:40:31 AM by visionhelp »

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It looks like you have got the off-line 'Program Update' rather than the off-line VPS Update.

What is the Product Version indicate  ?
« Last Edit: December 20, 2023, 12:54:36 PM by DavidR »
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