Author Topic: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???  (Read 12898 times)

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Hermite15

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2010, 06:37:28 PM »
If you do the restore in Safe mode will it work OK without removing Avast?

Regards,
Jerry

it has sometimes worked, that's all I can say...when I mentioned other times when it failed, one of them was in safe mode.

JerryM

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2010, 08:37:48 PM »
I decided to switch to Avira Security Suite.
Jerry

buttoni

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2010, 08:39:21 PM »
What I don't get is that the last version of Avast (version 4.8 I believe) had a self defense feature, as I recall, and system restore worked just fine back then on my XP system.  Problem is just with Avast5 Free AV on the new Win7x64 system.  

The two times I have used System Restore with my new pc running Win7 x64, my system (Avast and Win7 itself) became totally unresponsive, rendered black screens at reboot, and I was forced to consider trying a recovery using my "out of box, as shipped" restore disks when the pc.  But all of a sudden the pc began to respond to keyboard/mouse input.   I don't use imaging software.  I just have backup disks and full system image created with Win7 internal setup for this when I first bought the pc and got all my software installed and set up (both of which worked fine I might add).  Nothing short of uninstalling Avast5 resolved.  Reinstall worked fine until the second System Restore and then "deja vu" all over again.

I just wish the developers could locate and correct this problem soon, so I can reinstall and get back to using Avast5 AV, the best AV out there IMHO.  I don't want to have to "remember to disable self-defense feature of Avast" before using System Restore.  And I don't ever want to crash my system like the last two times I did use System Restore.  SIGH
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 08:41:07 PM by buttoni »

De Hollander

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2010, 08:50:23 PM »
Are the developers aware of this strange problem. And if so, could somebody from Avast confirm this.

Tgell

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2010, 12:01:34 AM »
Here is vlk's reply over at wilderssecurity.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1685474&postcount=13

Hermite15

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2010, 12:08:48 AM »
Here is vlk's reply over at wilderssecurity.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1685474&postcount=13

wow ;D >>>
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The System Restore conflict was solved a few months ago...
...well I must have missed something... :D >>> the only difference between now and before it was mentioned that it was solved (here on Avast forums a few months ago), is that before it never worked, and after it did...sometimes...actually not anymore at all on my system now, unless Avast is removed ::)

ps: on a side note, I would have prefered Vlk to post here in the first place, or is defending Avast reputation on Wilders a priority ??? i.e. more important than bringing some feedback to the users here ::)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2010, 12:21:35 AM by Logos »

JerryM

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2010, 12:32:34 AM »
Partially my fault for posting it both at Wilder's and here. I wondered if others had experienced the problem, and figured there might be a larger number of users or former user at Wilder's.

In addition, it is strange to me that such a problem is unique to Avast, and I wondered if others who use other applications experience that proplem.

Anyway I put Avast Pro on my laptop, and installed a trial of Avira Suite on this computer. I have wanted to try Avira on my new computer.

Regards,
Jerry

Hermite15

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2010, 12:34:57 AM »
yeah, just to make things clear, as this has been more or less mentioned by a poster (not you Jerry) on Wilders: I wouldn't ditch Avast because of that ;)

edit: and no problem, you're free to post whatever you want where ever you want.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2010, 12:36:55 AM by Logos »

Mongol

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2010, 02:39:03 AM »
This is the first I have heard of this. So the system restore issue is resolved? Where do you go to disable the Self Defense module, I have the Security Suite... ??? :o :)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2010, 02:42:08 AM by Mongol »

jerryd

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2010, 03:27:22 AM »
 Last week I had to do a restore on my sister's Acer laptop
 which has windows 7 and is running Avira, Norton and MacAfee.
 I don't know she has all three.

 The restore was successful and all AV's were running fine.

 jerryd

JSN

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2010, 03:40:04 AM »
Quote from: Mongol
Where do you go to disable the Self Defense module

Go to Settings>Trobleshooting.  :)


Mongol

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2010, 05:41:25 AM »
AH - Now I found it :o, thanks a bunch JSN.. 8)

De Hollander

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2010, 05:24:48 PM »
Last week I had to do a restore on my sister's Acer laptop
 which has windows 7 and is running Avira, Norton and MacAfee.
 I don't know she has all three.

 The restore was successful and all AV's were running fine.

 jerryd

Only one is running realtime...   ;D

bo.elam

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Re: will system restore + avast 5 conflict ever be solved ???
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2010, 03:44:10 AM »
On the short time Avast is on my computer I had to do 2 System Restore
because of a mess I made. I guess I am one of the lucky ones because
restore worked perfectly with no issues of any kind. My system is XP SP3
and I had uncheck the self defense module. I did those restore on normal
boot and the restore points were from a day or two earlier.
Bo