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Offline 2harts4ever

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Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« on: October 08, 2008, 02:10:37 PM »
Good morning,

A few days ago I posted a question asking why manual 'iAVS updates' weren't logged in the Event Viewer http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=39172.0

DavidR answered my question. 

So,  I decided to go back and try automatic updates again for 'iAVS' but now I can't seem to get them logged in my 'Event Viewer' as happened previously when I had the update function set to automatic.

Apparently when I was playing around trying to get the manual updates logged I changed some settings.

Can anyone tell me what the correct settings are when you have 'iAVS' updates set to automatic?

Thanks and regards,

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Re: Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 02:24:56 PM »
They're logged in avast log viewer (Notice tab) and Windows Vista Events...
I think there aren't "correct" settings... there are the settings you want to set. What do you want avast to do?
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Re: Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 03:05:31 PM »
Morning Tech,


I appreciate the fast response.

For the record, I am running WinXP Home, SP3 with IE7.


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What do you want avast to do?

Before I started playing around with my settings the only entries I ever saw in my Windows 'Event Viewer' under the 'Antivirus' section was when Avast automatically updated the 'iAVS'.

Now, however, I have all kind of entries logged ... but no 'automatic update' entries.

Right before I checked your response I rebooted and I had about 24 entries listed under Antivirus and all referred to the ASWchestS and were very similar to this example:

Event Type:   Information
Event Source:   avast!
Event Category:   Client
Event ID:   90
Date:      10/8/2008
Time:      7:28:36 AM
User:      N/A
Computer:   (xxxx-xxxxxxxxxx)
Description:
Info from aswChestS: chestGetValueLoc


All I want to show in my 'Windows' Event Viewer are the automatic update notifications and nothing else unless there is a problem.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,

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Re: Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 05:25:27 PM »
All I want to show in my 'Windows' Event Viewer are the automatic update notifications and nothing else unless there is a problem.
I'm on Vista now... if I remember correctly, the automatic updates aren't on Windows Events on XP. Maybe the programmers should change the code for that. The user can't do it.
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Re: Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 07:25:02 PM »
They are recorded in XP Pro SP3, my last auto update was yesterday, I did a manual update to the 081008-0 VPS.
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Re: Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 09:19:42 PM »
Hi DavidR and Tech,

Call off the dogs!

I had to do some honey-do's' and when I just fired up the computer I discovered my Event Viewer has once again 'logged' an automatic update.

I have no idea what I did but I will let well enough alone and accept it as is ....lol

Tomorrow's update will be the true test.

Thanks and regards,

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Re: Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 09:23:27 PM »
You're always welcome.
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Re: Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 09:35:26 PM »
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Re: Event Viewer doesn't show automatic updates??
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 10:11:32 PM »
Hi YoKenny,

Thanks for the link.  I will check it out.

Regards,

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