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Offline alpha9

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VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« on: April 09, 2009, 05:44:14 PM »
Hi,
Just wondered where the VRDB database that avast 4.8 creates is located?

Is it possible to store large avast files, like VRDB, in a user defined location. I ask as I don't really like storing databases on the system partition (which is where I guess it will be).
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 05:51:25 PM »
Well to answer your question, I don't know.

But here are two points.

1. The database is most likely small as it only backs up key (emphasis on this word) files. So not worth that much trouble.

2. The upcoming version of avast (5.0) will no longer provide the VRDB. This version will be out soon in 3 to 4 months roughly. So unless your Operating system is not able to handle this new version then you shouldn't worry about it
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 06:31:48 PM »
This is where it is stored, C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\integ\avast.int it will always be in that structure. There is nothing to stop you installing avast on a different partition or hard disk (must be internal).

As has been said there will be no VRDB come avast 5.0.
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 06:45:12 PM »
Are you sure that VRDB is going to be dropped in version 5?

I thought that would not have been decided yet?  ???

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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 06:49:51 PM »
Short answer Yes.
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 07:01:17 PM »
Hmh... I started to wonder if I was spreading false rumors and I knew I had seen it somewhere. So I did a search of the forums and found from where I had this notion of VRDB.

...Now come version 5 there won't be any VRDB ...

Thank you for reconfirming David. ;D
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 08:53:28 PM »
I thought that would not have been decided yet?  ???
As far I know this was posted by Vlk, saying that they already don't know but probably it would be dropped down.
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 08:55:06 PM »
I've found the link to it...
Edited as below (quotes).
« Last Edit: April 09, 2009, 09:25:19 PM by Tech »
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 09:20:37 PM »
Since that link is in a closed forum, it won't be available to the OP, but Confused Computer User would be able to see it.
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009, 09:25:01 PM »
Quote from: Vlk
Quote from: Tech
3. VRDB? Won't it be left behind?
Most probably removed.
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009, 10:03:33 PM »
I've found the link to it...
Edited as below (quotes).

Since that link is in a closed forum, it won't be available to the OP, but Confused Computer User would be able to see it.

Nope. I didn't see anything expect for what I have in quotes above.

Thank you tech for bringing in another point of view. But this leaves the issue open.

Can a member of the Avast team confirm or infirm if the VRDB will NOT be included in the future build of Avast?
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009, 11:09:37 PM »
As has been said its usefulness is now very limited from when it was first introduced as malware has moved forward. It is this reduced value that would drive the issue if it should continue.
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2009, 07:25:56 PM »
2. The upcoming version of avast (5.0) will no longer provide the VRDB. This version will be out soon in 3 to 4 months roughly. So unless your Operating system is not able to handle this new version then you shouldn't worry about it
Wandering slightly off-topic, but triggered by the above comment ... is there any indication yet of what the sys requirements for 5.0 will be like?
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2009, 07:29:09 PM »
I don't believe there has, but with win2k, XP or higher if you can run 4.8 I believe you will be able to run avast 5.
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Re: VRDB - where is it (newbie)
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2009, 10:32:55 PM »
is there any indication yet of what the sys requirements for 5.0 will be like?
Not Windows 9x / Me compatible.
Probably will require a little bit more free RAM to run (due to virus database increase).
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