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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2024, 12:56:08 PM »
@Bob3160 I also want to clarify that I also do not subscribe to the Avast BETA programme.

But I now have Version 24.2.6104 (build 24.2.8904.819), UI version 1.0.797, which I installed assuming it was an emergency update, as Avast tray icon had red X and saying "unprotected".
@chris. Well thats a thing. Back at 07/03/24 when I posted the above quote, I had 819.

I have setting for Manual version updates and I have not done a manual update since 07/03/24. So how do I now have 825?
Was it a sneaky streamed update pushed out by maybe. The silence from Avast devs is deafening!

I wonder what version/build is awaiting a manual update on my machine now.


Given some of what was mentioned here, I guess there was a bug fix or - see the Avast UI right click menu 'Engine and Virus Definitions' engine update could also deliver a fix/update that would likely change the build number.  As you mention the scheduled Emergency Update in the quoted text could result in a build number update.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2024, 01:15:39 PM »
@Bob3160 I also want to clarify that I also do not subscribe to the Avast BETA programme.

But I now have Version 24.2.6104 (build 24.2.8904.819), UI version 1.0.797, which I installed assuming it was an emergency update, as Avast tray icon had red X and saying "unprotected".
@chris. Well thats a thing. Back at 07/03/24 when I posted the above quote, I had 819.

I have setting for Manual version updates and I have not done a manual update since 07/03/24. So how do I now have 825?
Was it a sneaky streamed update pushed out by maybe. The silence from Avast devs is deafening!

I wonder what version/build is awaiting a manual update on my machine now.


Given some of what was mentioned here, I guess there was a bug fix or - see the Avast UI right click menu 'Engine and Virus Definitions' engine update could also deliver a fix/update that would likely change the build number.  As you mention the scheduled Emergency Update in the quoted text could result in a build number update.
What's not clear is why an update to 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.825) is proposed when the installed version (via the "about" menu) is already this version.

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2024, 01:22:57 PM »
just had a look and same here version 24.2.8904.825 . set to auto update but sitting waiting to be manually installed.
installing now. at least we didnt have the red x this time.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2024, 01:25:06 PM »
@Bob3160 I also want to clarify that I also do not subscribe to the Avast BETA programme.

But I now have Version 24.2.6104 (build 24.2.8904.819), UI version 1.0.797, which I installed assuming it was an emergency update, as Avast tray icon had red X and saying "unprotected".
@chris. Well thats a thing. Back at 07/03/24 when I posted the above quote, I had 819.

I have setting for Manual version updates and I have not done a manual update since 07/03/24. So how do I now have 825?
Was it a sneaky streamed update pushed out by maybe. The silence from Avast devs is deafening!

I wonder what version/build is awaiting a manual update on my machine now.


Given some of what was mentioned here, I guess there was a bug fix or - see the Avast UI right click menu 'Engine and Virus Definitions' engine update could also deliver a fix/update that would likely change the build number.  As you mention the scheduled Emergency Update in the quoted text could result in a build number update.
What's not clear is why an update to 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.825) is proposed when the installed version (via the "about" menu) is already this version.

I got that too when I rechecked the UI About - I did the update and restart to get rid of it - I suspect we are due for a UI version update, soon.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2024, 01:26:12 PM »
Once again, I've gone too fast.

There has been an update:

24.2.6105 (version 24.2.8918.824)
« Last Edit: March 14, 2024, 01:28:19 PM by chris.. »

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2024, 01:34:02 PM »
am i missing something?

update shows as  24.2.8904.825

now updated it shows as 824 installed

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2024, 01:37:49 PM »
you need to look at the figures just before (04 and now 18)

8904.825 < 8918.824

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2024, 02:58:03 PM »
Updated myself. Must have just been a minor update as there was no 'What's new' pop up or notes.

Before and afters attached.

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2024, 04:42:02 PM »
OK, so as I understand it, if I choose to manually update from the forced version 24.2.6104 (24.2.8904.825), I will expect to get 24.2.6105 (version 24.2.8918.824). I will let you know if I win the lottery with a different set of version numbers.

This 24.2 production version update fiasco would be considered funny, if it was not so serious and confusing to us users, without any explaination from Avast devs.

Anyhow, I guess we are all BETA testers now, as the last Avast BETA version announced on the forum was 24.2.6102 (build 24.2.8877) February 22, 2024. We are well beyond that version now.

EDIT:
I went and did manual version update. I now have this updated version/build and updated UI version:
« Last Edit: March 14, 2024, 05:34:52 PM by rocksteady »

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2024, 04:55:48 PM »
Once again, I've gone too fast.

There has been an update:

24.2.6105 (version 24.2.8918.824)

I see the UI has also been updated to 1.0.799 given my last post.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2024, 05:38:09 PM »
Once again, I've gone too fast.

There has been an update:

24.2.6105 (version 24.2.8918.824)

I see the UI has also been updated to 1.0.799 given my last post.
yes, but strange
the UI went from 1.0.799 this morning to 1.0.798 after the midday update and now back to 1.0.799. ???

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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2024, 07:31:30 PM »
Once again, I've gone too fast.

There has been an update:

24.2.6105 (version 24.2.8918.824)

I see the UI has also been updated to 1.0.799 given my last post.
yes, but strange
the UI went from 1.0.799 this morning to 1.0.798 after the midday update and now back to 1.0.799. ???

I think this could be conflict in what was/is being updated and how.  Program, Engine and virus definitions, UI and possible fix, or via Emergency update schedule.

This flip flopping isn't a confidence builder.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2024, 07:40:30 PM »
Here you go.  (Full offline version from 24.1 announcement created February 7, 2024, png attached below)  See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=326107.0  Clicking offline avast version does not give 24.1, but gives 24.2.

Have not yet updated but did notice that the general download link Avast provided for all supported programs also has the most recent versions of program installers here: https://www.avast.com/installation-files#pc  See screenshot from this site below:

As I have not yet installed the latest version cannot attest that either versions are identical at this time.

@DavidR:  I concur.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2024, 07:43:27 PM »
The generic link always downloads the latest released version available at the time you download.
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Re: Avast 24.2.6104 (version 24.2.8904.819)
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2024, 12:51:45 PM »
At last, an announcement of V24.2 by Lukas here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=326953.0
Also download links for online/offline installers.
There is mention of HOTFIX for UI issue, linked to the weird version update happenings we have experienced and documented in this thread.
I hope this underlines the problems and that normal service is now resumed re version updates.