Author Topic: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically  (Read 12693 times)

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wyrmrider

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Re: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2008, 02:28:55 AM »
Not that you SHOULD
but you could try it
I could not really tell if you just uninstalled AVG or uninstalled- rebooted ran AVG removal tool > installed Avast

If you did not do the complete drill
(and you are not using zone alarm)
it's worth a try
First download the tools and make sure the Avast you have is the latest

 uninstall Avast from add remove programs
reboot
run the Avast removal tool
reboot
run the AVG removal tool
reboot
If me I'd run the Antivir removal tool along the way- report if it finds anything- it's a registry cleaner optimized for old AV removal
remove any mention of AVAST in your Firewall - which is it?
now fresh install Avast
reboot
check the about avast tab in the blue ball for a couple of days and see if autoupdate is working

no big rush on this if manual updating is working
you could wait till next week and see if anyone agrees with me or has a better idea
BTW
you might want to remove avast from your firewall and make it re enable first- you might get lucky and would take a lot less time
do tell me if either of  the hacks I proposed above work
no manual update for a couple of days- patience
toggle your firewall off
see if autoupdate runs
turn av back on again
thanks

cruser78

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Re: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2008, 02:34:37 AM »
i never had avg on this install of windows just avast so i think i will try the avast uninstall tool were do i get it?

wyrmrider

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Re: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2008, 02:50:09 AM »
Avast website under "programs"
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html

antivir tool is here
http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/3/avira_antivir_removal_tool.html
it is a general purpose tool so should not find much after running the above
they also have an anti-rootkit and boot sector repair tools
no idea how good they are but removal tool works

see ya

cruser78

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Re: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2008, 04:18:28 AM »
i ran the removal tool in safe mode as suggested and then rebooted and reinstalled avast and yes it auto update itself its working again  :) thank you all for your help.

wyrmrider

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Re: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2008, 05:29:38 AM »
great news
just for closure did you run the avast or the antivir tool in safe mode?

cruser78

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Re: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2008, 05:58:07 AM »
i ran  avast tool in safe mode  sorry kinda drugged at the moment lol dam robaxin for my back throws me for a loop

wyrmrider

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Re: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2008, 06:34:28 PM »
score one for the good guys

cruser78

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Re: My Avast 4.8 Home Doesn't Update Automatically
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2008, 12:10:08 AM »
hopfeuly it still dose it lol i got a new firewall today comodo trying it out so far i like it :)