Author Topic: Question-Mark-Warning in Avast5-Tray Icon even when up-to-date!!!  (Read 2472 times)

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Offline ProloSozz

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How to get rid off the question-mark in the tray Icon when having the settings to "check for updates automatically, and tell, as soon as an update is ready for download, but don't donwload it automatically" (for both program and vdb) telling that the system is not fully protected? As EVERY data-transfer on that PC has to be manually allowed, automatic update is not possible (and there is NO WAY to allow immediate automatic updates of anything - MS, Avast or what else!). But to always show that question-mark is an insult to the admin that always keeps all the systems up-to-date!

So how to get rid off that question-mark WITHOUT TURNING AUTOUPDATE ON (but keeping being informed - of course)?

BTW: taking the question-mark away as soon as vdb is up-to-date and showing it again as soon as a new update is detected (and until the update is then really installed) would be a nice solution!

PS: as using german version, dialogs may vary.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2010, 06:24:57 PM by ProloSozz »

Offline Hally

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Re: Question-Mark-Warning in Avast5-Tray Icon even when up-to-date!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 06:30:14 PM »
Hi  :)

Think this thread might have the answer you seek :  ;)

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Offline petusalem

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Re: Question-Mark-Warning in Avast5-Tray Icon even when up-to-date!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 06:43:10 PM »
Please post following data:

What operating system are you using? (e.g. Windows 2000 Server...)

What version of avast! are you using? (e.g. 4.0.160 - you can find this information in the "About avast!..." dialog)

What version of VPS file are you using? (e.g. 0303-10, 04/15/2003 - you can find this information in "About avast!..." dialog)

What is your basic hardware configuration? (e.g. Intel Pentium III 800 MHz, 128 MB RAM)

How do you connect to Internet? (e.g. dial-up, using a proxy server, using a firewall...)

What is your e-mail client? (e.g. Outlook, Outlook Express, IncrediMail...)

Do you use other security software? Which one? (e.g. Norton Antivirus...)

What are the steps to reproduce the bug again? (such as what was the system doing at the time of the problem...)

Are there any error messages appear? If yes, what exactly do they say?

HijackThis log file created by following these simple instructions:

1. Download HijackThis utility from, save it onto your desktop.
2. Run HijackThis and select "Do a system scan" and save log file (it should be as text file on your desktop with the name "hijackthis.log")text document).
3. Send us the created log file via e-mail as an attachment (not in message body!)

With these informations and with the file hijackthis.log we'll be able to help (hopefully).