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Offline Vladimyr

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avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« on: December 17, 2010, 09:12:12 AM »
The last few times I've updated a machine running 4.8, the entire database has been downloaded. Just curious as to whether incremental updates are still being deployed.
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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2010, 09:14:47 AM »
It should be incremental updates.  Did you at some point download the entire database for some reason?
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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 09:23:07 AM »
No. In the most recent case (today) it was an auto-update on a machine which had not been switched on for a few weeks.
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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 09:39:23 AM »
When you say you "updated" a machine using 4.8, you still have 4.8 on the machine...correct?  But you still got the ENTIRE database?  That is odd.

Have you considered updating to 5.0.677 since the support for 4.0 will discontinue very soon?  Perhaps this will solve your problems.
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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2010, 10:23:54 AM »
I don't have any problems with using 4.8 on Windows 98.
Trying 5.0.677... that would be a problem.

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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 10:34:19 AM »
Yes, that could be a problem.

For your situation now, you may try to do an Avast Repair to see if it fixes your problem:
- Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Avast Antivirus.
- Scroll down and choose Repair function in the pop-up window.
- Reboot.

If this does not work, then perhaps an uninstall and clean install might be needed.
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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 10:37:57 AM »
In the most recent case (today) it was an auto-update on a machine which had not been switched on for a few weeks.

That's the reason - if the machine wasn't switched on for a long time, the sum of all the incremental updates may be bigger than downloading the whole package. In that case, the program downloads the whole package indeed.

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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 10:41:17 AM »
Thank you igor for that clarification. ;) This explains the reason why Vladimyr, you got the huge update.
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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 11:57:05 AM »
Yes, thanks igor.
I got the impression that the number of increments might have been reduced, so that it would be more likely that a large/full update would be needed after a shorter time.
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Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 05:56:51 PM »
Just updated from 101216-1 to 101217-0 on my own old W95OSR2. Must have just been the length time between updates.
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[RESOLVED] Re: avast! 4.8 updates no longer incremental?
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 10:48:45 AM »
Must have just been the length time between updates.
Yep.  So you are current with your updates now.

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