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Offline ziotree

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Hi guys Im new to avast and wondering if you could help me with a little problem.  By the way sorry for the long title.  I brought a new laptop yesterday with windows vista installed since my mac died and needed to install some anti virus protection and a friend of mine recommended Avast to me since I only ever used AVG before.

After downloading the Avast 4.8 home my windows security alerts told me my virus protection is out of date.  However after updating Avast it says its up to date. 

Im not a techie and just wondered if anyone could tell me what is wrong

Thanks for the help.

Much appreciated

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Re: Windows Vista Says My Avast is out of date Yet Avast says Im Up to Date???
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 06:10:13 PM »
Check the system date (double click the clock at the bottom right of the monitor) and adjust as required, especially the day/month/year.

You may also want to ensure there are no remnants of AVG incase that might have any impact on the WSC.
AVG8 Remover, download tool from here, http://www.grisoft.com/ww.download-tools there is a 32bit and 64 bit windows version, ensure you use the correct one.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2009, 06:11:50 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Windows Vista Says My Avast is out of date Yet Avast says Im Up to Date???
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 07:49:51 PM »
Hi mate thanks for the reply

It is a new laptop which only came with mcafee trial anti virus so i downloaded the avast home after uninstalling the mcafee.

I will try the date thing as I just noticed the date is set to 4th march.

Hopefully this works

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Re: Windows Vista Says My Avast is out of date Yet Avast says Im Up to Date???
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 07:57:11 PM »
Tried fixing the date but still says avast is out date on the windows security screen but up to date when i update avast.

really havent got a clue as to why??

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Re: Windows Vista Says My Avast is out of date Yet Avast says Im Up to Date???
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 08:51:41 PM »
But was the year correct also as correcting the date should have resolved the problem.

Try a reboot after correcting the system date.

If no change try a repair of avast. Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button and scroll down to Repair, click next and follow.
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Re: Windows Vista Says My Avast is out of date Yet Avast says Im Up to Date???
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 09:31:16 PM »
Mcafee Uninstaller to remove bits and pieces left behind can be downloaded  here http://www.tucows.com/preview/195895.

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Re: Windows Vista Says My Avast is out of date Yet Avast says Im Up to Date???
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 10:52:46 PM »
Sometimes, Windows Security Center stop recognizing your antivirus or firewall...
So, after you check your system time and date, see if this helps.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=23457.msg193534#msg193534
See also: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm
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