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Offline rogerstone26

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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2010, 01:24:43 PM »
The one simple thing that solved a similar problem I had was to change the proxy setting to "Direct Connection" (as suggested by asyn)

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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2010, 07:10:03 PM »
I am having this problem too. I shut down my Comodo firewall and it still doesn't update. When I go in to the Avast Summary page, it says my definition is out of date. When I click Update it goes through the process and says that my definition is "already up to date (current version 100614-0)".

I am running on Vista Home Premium and it is Avast version 5.0.545. My Windows Security Alert says that Avast reports that it may be out to date.

Is this just a reporting problem and in actuality it is running the current definition update?

I ran the VPSUpdate file and that says "VPS database is already up to date"
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 07:12:11 PM by robertl4 »

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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2010, 07:42:48 PM »
robertl4, is your system time and date correct?
Any old antivirus in this machine? Any other security program that could interfere?
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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2010, 07:58:39 PM »
I am having this problem too. I shut down my Comodo firewall and it still doesn't update. When I go in to the Avast Summary page, it says my definition is out of date. When I click Update it goes through the process and says that my definition is "already up to date (current version 100614-0)".

I am running on Vista Home Premium and it is Avast version 5.0.545. My Windows Security Alert says that Avast reports that it may be out to date.

Is this just a reporting problem and in actuality it is running the current definition update?

I ran the VPSUpdate file and that says "VPS database is already up to date"

Which other security related programs are installed on that machine..??
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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2010, 08:55:59 PM »
Date and time are correct.

The only other security products I use are Comodo Firewall and the built in Windows Vista stuff.  Avast has always worked perfectly with this exact same computer and set up until this newest upgrade. I haven't used any AV product except Avast for several years.

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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2010, 09:42:28 PM »
Date and time are correct.

The only other security products I use are Comodo Firewall and the built in Windows Vista stuff.  Avast has always worked perfectly with this exact same computer and set up until this newest upgrade. I haven't used any AV product except Avast for several years.

Did you restart your machine after this occured..?
If not, please do so..!
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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2010, 09:48:50 PM »
Can you remove avast entries into the Comodo firewall applications settings and try to manual update, allowing avast to access again?
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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2010, 10:14:03 PM »
I did restart and I did remove all entries  from Comodo firewall to reset them all.

I don't know if this will help, but I attached 2 jpg's.

avast2.jpg is after I click update from the Summary page.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 10:16:00 PM by robertl4 »

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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2010, 10:16:44 PM »
Can you remove avast entries into the Comodo firewall applications settings and try to manual update, allowing avast to access again?

Comodo is white-listing avast per default..!
So, if the user didn't play with the settings, there would be no need to do that.
Also the user stated that he already shut down the Comodo FW...
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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2010, 10:22:15 PM »
avast2.jpg is after I click update from the Summary page.

So, after all, you are up to date..!!
Wait until the next vps-update, this should solve this little glitch..!
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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2010, 10:24:33 PM »
I don't know, am I up to date? When I go back to the summary page, it still says that I am not up to date. I will see what it says after the next definition release.

Thanks.

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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2010, 10:30:30 PM »
I don't know, am I up to date? When I go back to the summary page, it still says that I am not up to date. I will see what it says after the next definition release.

Thanks.

Yes, you're up to date, as shown in avast2.jpg, you posted.
Please report back here, if it's gone after the next definition update..!
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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2010, 12:26:36 AM »
Yep. It just updated and all looks well now.

Thanks.

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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2010, 10:26:03 AM »
Yep. It just updated and all looks well now.

Thanks.

You're welcome..!
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Re: Grrrrr!!! Avast Free WILL NOT Update! Frustrating.....
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2010, 01:07:40 PM »
Asyn, you don't need to sign all your posts. Your avatar and name are enough ;D
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