Author Topic: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.  (Read 17324 times)

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Flash999

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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2011, 01:06:58 PM »
Work for me. Screen.

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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2011, 01:09:00 PM »
Can I just say I read Vlk's post confirming their was a problem, then his later post saying it had been fixed.....and guess what...he's right...no panic!  ;D

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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2011, 01:10:11 PM »
It wasn't an hour ago, Vlk's post was about 40 mins ago, which granted is a bit longer than the time he stated, is not an hour

This doesn't stop avast from working in any way, it still functions. The only thing is that the defs will be a day old, and some control panel functions of avast wont work either (they also produce a 403)

Well, they had to correct a bug in the Virus-db... so Avast was not working correctly 100% (problem with blocking localhost on NS)...  8)

Hah, you caught the edit :P. Didn't realise that was the cause...my mistake ;)


For all those still saying that it doesn't work, I am presuming it has to propgate properly to the servers. Took a little bit after Vlk's update before it worked for me.

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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2011, 01:10:54 PM »
Great  - it's working now, Perfectly!!

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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2011, 01:38:54 PM »
Thank you it´s working now!

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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2011, 01:50:08 PM »
These days it's becoming commonplace that you know if you can't update Avast, it's because they've released bad definitions for the web shield. To their credit, they are getting quicker at jumping on it after it's already been released to the public...

You can see for yourself that they jumped on it earlier than previous bad updates as there are relatively few entries this time with:
Google realtime search of "Avast" today (http://tinyurl.com/3l2jbqw) [google.co.uk]

The last time, the realtime search had pages and pages of people complaining about websites being blocked, and was being updated frequently with new entries. You can see the big blip of mentions of Avast on the last bad update on the 11th of April, 2011, look on the graph to the right:
Google realtime search "Avast" 11th April, 2011 (http://tinyurl.com/3b226bf) [google.co.uk]

and the time before that when it blocked forum software:
Google realtime search "Avast" 21 March, 2011 (http://tinyurl.com/3vmpobu) [google.co.uk]

Please - fix your quality control issues, as it makes us look silly to less computer-savvy people when we get them to change to Avast, and this keeps happening. It's getting a little bit silly, and is terrible publicity.

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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2011, 02:04:24 PM »
These days it's becoming commonplace that you know if you can't update Avast, it's because they've released bad definitions for the web shield. To their credit, they are getting quicker at jumping on it after it's already been released to the public...

You can see for yourself that they jumped on it earlier than previous bad updates as there are relatively few entries this time with:
Google realtime search of "Avast" today (http://tinyurl.com/3l2jbqw) [google.co.uk]

The last time, the realtime search had pages and pages of people complaining about websites being blocked, and was being updated frequently with new entries. You can see the big blip of mentions of Avast on the last bad update on the 11th of April, 2011, look on the graph to the right:
Google realtime search "Avast" 11th April, 2011 (http://tinyurl.com/3b226bf) [google.co.uk]

and the time before that when it blocked forum software:
Google realtime search "Avast" 21 March, 2011 (http://tinyurl.com/3vmpobu) [google.co.uk]

Please - fix your quality control issues, as it makes us look silly to less computer-savvy people when we get them to change to Avast, and this keeps happening. It's getting a little bit silly, and is terrible publicity.

Amen to that. :)

Cheers
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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2011, 02:06:44 PM »
Even though this should not happen in the first place (but, as we all know since Murphy, every possible error will occur...) I think it was a rather impressive and fast reaction to the situation.
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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2011, 02:09:58 AM »
I get a Microsoft popup window (vista OS) that says AVAS! Antivirus update stopped working and was closed.  The latest program was updated but can't update either manually or automatically.  Any solution from my end?

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Re: Problem with updating Avast Virus Definitions.
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2011, 02:35:27 AM »
This particular topic is somewhat different to yours.

Check out this post and topic, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=74009.msg614149#msg614149.
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