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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2009, 11:19:47 PM »
I must admit I never checked mine for build date (mine also shows Sept 2009) only ever worry about the build number. So I wouldn't be concerned about it.
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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2009, 11:21:54 PM »
Thank you!  :)
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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2009, 01:51:35 PM »
привет!! давно пользуюсь avast - ом и хочу сказать вам огромное спасибо за прогу!! я в своем городе многим ее установил!! классная прога! и ни кто не жалуется - самое главное что она бесплатна, что очень важно в наше не спокойное время!!

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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2009, 01:19:00 AM »
Latest program update broke XP SP3 on my computer in normal boot mode BSOD. Had to boot in safe mode to remove avast latest version. AMD processor 751MHZ 384 mb ram. Gone to previous version of avast and ok again.
Will wait untill version 5 comes out. Disabled program update for now! :o

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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2009, 01:31:00 AM »
No problem here with XP Pro SP3, a flawless update for me as usual.

Did you not try doing a clean install with the latest version rather than dropping back to the old version ?

The reason it is important to use this update as it closes an exploit.
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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2009, 09:57:52 AM »
Something in avast when it was updating got screwed up in the latest version. System restore was no good. Had to hack away at windows registry in safe mode removed all avast entrys and files in C:windows\ programs files. & %temp% cleared, and started again downloaded latest version & now functional! and working well. :D

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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2009, 03:14:18 PM »
You shouldn't have had to do any registry hacking, that is what the avast Uninstall Utility does and forms the basis of a clean reinstall: find it here and save it to your HDD.
  • 1. Now uninstall (using add remove programs, if you can't do that start from the next step), reboot.
  • 2. run the avast! Uninstall Utility, reboot.  If step 1 failed it may be necessary to run this from safe mode, once complete reboot into normal mode.
  • 3. install the latest version, reboot.

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Any issue with the Temp folder (and %Temp%) may only be if avast uses that whilst installing/updating, but that shouldn't effect any registry setting.

The same is true of the system restore as avast has no requirement to use that, other than if system restore backs-up any changes avast file in a system folder, that however, shouldn't have any impact on the workings of system restore. System Restore is far from infallible.

So there appears to have been something else in the mix during the update and this could have cause the failure.
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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2009, 12:38:07 AM »
Thanks david for your help. Computer now stable & working fine

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Re: The Program Update
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2009, 12:42:21 AM »
You're welcome.
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