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Offline Knot2Brite

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2009, 06:30:03 PM »
My little tray icon, blue ball with A, is gone, The box on the second screen is "x" and i have rebooted twice. Task mgr reports ashmai, ashserv,ashweb and aswup are running.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2009, 06:49:27 PM »
Is it just me or is the splash screen slightly different?

I'm not aware of any changes (which doesn't necessarily mean there weren't any ;))

Strange. I've run a Standard scan with Archives. I have 2 HDD's, one with 2 partitions (C and D) and one with 1 partition (E). Scan was going really fast through C and now on D. However last time i checked it was almost 90% but now it's again at 60%. Thats very strange. How come percentage went backwards?

Was there a virus found in between?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2009, 07:05:14 PM »
Yes. I clicked "continue".
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2009, 07:19:06 PM »
That's the reason, I'm afraid (not the "Continue" choice, but the virus detection). As you probably know, once avast! finds a virus, it switches into so called "panic mode" (thorough scan, basically). Now, in this new scanning mode a different formula is used to estimate the progress (to better match the scanning mode). So, at this first detection, the progress may really jump even backwards.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2009, 07:29:10 PM »
Right. I remember someone mentioned this "panic mode" before. Thanks. That makes sense :)
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2009, 09:22:57 PM »
Upgrade went smoothly.  I decided to try re-enabling the web shield and putting the standard shield down from high to normal.  But web pages wouldn't load so I put things back the way they were.  So the upgrade works just as well for me as the previous version.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2009, 10:58:52 PM »
So far no problems. Everything seems to be in order.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2009, 11:36:39 PM »
This morning I downloaded 4.8.1330 beta & rebooted.  Everything is fine except Windows Defender showed up in my taskbar with a yellow apostrophe.  I clicked on the WD icon in the taskbar & it said I haven't run a scan in ten days.  I have WD running in realtime & scheduled scanning.  It wanted to run a scan, so I let WD scan my system.  Today after work I booted up my computer and again WD showed up in my taskbar saying I haven't run a scan in ten days!  ???  In fact this morning before I downloaded 1330 it had run the scheduled scan.  I have never had this problem until 1330.  Is this a bug in 1330?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2009, 12:04:29 AM »
Off the top of my head I can't see how it is, avast doesn't have any interaction with it and the setting of the asterisk would be a WD issue and avast scans and alerts to malware, but it most certainly doesn't change other program settings. That I feel would be a big no no.

I don't use WD but when unexplained freaky things happen I would suggest a reinstall of WD.

I think it is none other than a co-incidence, avast couldn't set a last scanned date 10 days early to trigger this 10 day warning, so I would first check your system clock.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2009, 12:10:23 AM »
System clock is right, it is one of the first things I checked plus I use Alphaclock, it uses atomic clock to keep my system time spot on.  I think WD & '1330 are somehow conflicting.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2009, 12:19:24 AM »
I proudly made a thorough scan with this BETA and everything is fine & smooth so far. I very love this product, the one I never had to whine over from years so far. :D
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2009, 12:26:02 AM »
System clock is right, it is one of the first things I checked plus I use Alphaclock, it uses atomic clock to keep my system time spot on.  I think WD & '1330 are somehow conflicting.

I would be surprised if there were a conflict like this as it is like an administrative/housekeeping task, e.g. presumably nothing stopped the WD scan from running were a hooking style conflict might occur.

Of course you could co back to 4.8.1296 and prove or disprove that possibility.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2009, 01:12:55 AM »
Just installed 1330.  Everything is fine so far (see my sig at bottom for os info).

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2009, 02:08:36 AM »
Uninstalled avast! 4.8.1330, rebooted. Uninstalled WD.

Installed avast! 4.8.1296 rebooted, installed WD.

Updated to avast! 4.8.1330.

Now everything is ok so far. :)

There had been no recent changes to my system & no problems before I originally updated to 4.8.1330, so the finger still has no where to point except to '1330. ???

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2009, 02:15:41 AM »
I installed the Beta and so far no problems here.
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