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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2011, 09:50:26 PM »
Yes I have all my shields running, even though I do not use IM or P2P. I could never see any point in turning them off as there is no overhead if they are not being used   

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2011, 11:35:53 PM »
Our analysis suggests that it only affects users of the Free Antivirus (and maybe Pro Antivirus), but not Internet Security.

Can you guys confirm that? Essexboy, are you running the IS?
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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2011, 11:36:21 PM »
Yes AIS  ;D

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2011, 12:07:38 AM »
Our analysis suggests that it only affects users of the Free Antivirus (and maybe Pro Antivirus), but not Internet Security.

Can you guys confirm that? Essexboy, are you running the IS?
My win 7 64 bit - with an update from the gui worked perfectly. I'm running avast free.

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2011, 12:08:08 AM »
fnukyguy sayd: "I think the bug is caused by trying to update a 5.0.677 with some shields disabled to 5.1.864 on win7 64bit"

It happened to me with Avast Free and none of the shields disabled on win7 Pro 64bit
I do have MBAM Pro running.

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2011, 12:12:20 AM »
Our analysis suggests that it only affects users of the Free Antivirus (and maybe Pro Antivirus), but not Internet Security.
No problem with AIS here. I've updated from the earlier beta.
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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #51 on: January 02, 2011, 03:24:04 AM »
No Problem here also (ais)

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #52 on: January 02, 2011, 10:15:24 AM »
I'm running AIS and experienced this issue during the beta.

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2011, 10:55:18 AM »
There's one registry value missing.  Namely, in

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\aswSP\Parameters,

create a REG_DWORD value called BehavShield and set it to 1.

Then reboot and see what happens.

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Thanks Vlk!
My Reg value was still set to 1.
But the BehavShield is not working
AND i am using the AIS!

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2011, 05:48:51 PM »
I had the same issue (i.e., only Web Shield seemed to be working), on two different W7 64 bit systems upgraded (from 5.0.677) via the GUI.  I also noticed, when I went to uninstall 5.1.864 (based on this thread), that Windows' "Programs & Features" control panel still indicated that 5.0.677 was installed.  An uninstall/clean reinstall of 5.1.864 fixed the issues on both systems.

Glad to hear this is getting addressed.

PS - this was with the free version of Avast.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2011, 05:50:31 PM by JonM »

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2011, 06:16:56 PM »
I have updated from avast free 5.0.667 to 5.1.864. I did this by clicking "update program" under maintenance.
I have three shields running (file system shield, network shield and webshield)

file system shield and network shield is not scanning anything.
file system shield says "files scanned / infected : 0 / 0"
network shield  says "connections scanned / infected : 0 / 0"

webshield works though
 the eicar test files are not picked up by the file system shield...

Ive tried rebooting several times,,,

any ideas?


Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit, no other security software running, intel i7 920 system


*UPDATE* : I uninstalled avast, rebooted windows and did a clean installation of avast 5.1.864...now it works normally.
looks like doing upgrade from a previous version is broken somehow?


Same deal here, Windows 7 Pro x64. I'm using Avast free. I updated by clicking "update program" under maintenance and had the same issue with most of the shields not working after I rebooted. Actually, the only shield that was working was the webshield for me.

I uninstalled 5.0.667 completely and installed 5.1.864 from scratch and it solved the problem. I grabbed the download link Vlk supplied in this post to download the new free version.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=68564.0

I noticed the 5.1.864 installer does a quick system scan before it completes. I don't recall the old installers doing that.

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2011, 06:23:57 PM »
I also noticed, when I went to uninstall 5.1.864 (based on this thread), that Windows' "Programs & Features" control panel still indicated that 5.0.677 was installed.  An uninstall/clean reinstall of 5.1.864 fixed the issues on both systems.

PS - this was with the free version of Avast.

I noticed that too... Win 7 64-bit

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2011, 07:22:03 PM »
is this still going to be fixed for those who upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1 through the GUI and don't know how to do a clean install.. i know a few people on 5.0 who i assume will be upgraded to 5.1.864 or already have and they most likely will have this issue. they are not tech savy people so they wont know how to fix the problem.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2011, 07:24:37 PM by burleymr07 »

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2011, 10:00:49 PM »
i also would like to know when this is fixed/, i updated my ais through the gui on my xp box with no issues but have held off updating my 7x64 box until the issues are solved

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Re: WARNING, DANGEROUS BUG !! 5.1.864 is not scanning anything
« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2011, 10:30:03 PM »
@ burleyr07m

It would be best if you hid your students.crown.edu ID as spammers and scammers can harvest your email address.

It can be done by going to PROFILE then selecting Hide email address from public? in Account Related Settings under Modify Profile

It would also help to select your country in Forum Profile Information as it looks like you are in the USA.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2011, 10:35:13 PM by YoKenny »