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Offline PierreH

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Re: Avast Rescue CD Help
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 04:59:22 PM »
I find it.   :)

When you use Avast AV from your bootable Avast! Rescue Disc CD ( the first item on the vertical menu), at one point, it shows 2 options. Rather download the latest virus definitions vsp or to look for vsp in a specific repertory of a Hard Disk you have.

I wont to download the VPS but a warning box sais first that the connection to the Internet is not established and asks me if I wish to connect.
I clic yes. Then a dialogbox opens and asks me  the path to VPS file.

Search for

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\defs\...

In this repertory you've got two repertories named of the latest date of virus definitions downloaded.

Today they are named "12031100" and "12031100_stream".

Select "12031100" and it loads or downloads and stays in memory.

Then, only, you can start your scan with updated virus definitions.


I just wish you not to have to use it.   ;)

@ RegB
The windows installation of avast seems to use .vpx files and there are no .vps files anywhere on
my C: drive.
I have a recent up to date 400.vps file here:    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\defs\yyMMdd00\400.vps
Don't you ?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2012, 05:12:41 PM by PierreH »