Author Topic: Avast 4.8 for Windows XP doesn't update.  (Read 8347 times)

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Re: Avast 4.8 for Windows XP doesn't update.
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2011, 03:57:09 PM »
I previously reported that the problem was fixed and upgraded to V6 Pro on two machines. It was not, but I think it is fixed with VPS 20110512-0.

I also have a net-book that I only occasionally use, with V4.8, last updated on 20110425. So I tried to update it using the manual update on the context menu (right click on the A icon in the notification area).

Choosing iAVS update downloaded 3.228MBytes of VPS files since 20110425. The install program ran and the status message at the end was "broken package". "About Avast" showed the VPS version still as 20110425. I tried to run iAVS again. Nothing was downloaded saying the system was uptodate. The status window showed the version as 20110511-1 (which is why I thought the problem had been fixed on the other two machines) but "About Avast" still showed 20110425.

I ran Program Update from the context menu. Some files were downloaded and installed. When the install completed a further VPS had been added - Compilation Date 12/05/2011 and file version 20110512-0. This was shown in both the status windows and in "About Avast". I believe therefore that this method of doing both iAVS and Program Update may have bypassed or fixed the "broken package" problem and record this in case it is of use to others.

As I find my licence key does work on V6, I am installing that on my three machines.

« Last Edit: May 12, 2011, 04:17:41 PM by eclectic-sol »

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Re: Avast 4.8 for Windows XP doesn't update.
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2011, 05:13:05 PM »
Isn't it ST:0x2000001D ?
Edited: David deleted his own post.

Yes because it was wrong ;D
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Re: Avast 4.8 for Windows XP doesn't update.
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2011, 07:40:18 PM »
I seem to have this broken package problem with 4.8 (but using 98SE, so I have to stick with 4.8 which has been brilliant up to now).  Automatic updates since 10 May have failed.  Manual attempts then fail because they think there is no need to update, since the new update is downloaded somewhere even if not installed.  I went back to a clone from 22 April.  Update still failed, now leaving the vps at 22 April.  In other words updates from 22 April to 10 May worked at the time but now no update works.  Has there been a change which means 4.8 will now never be usable, or usable only under XP, or is there an Avast problem which will be fixed?
Please, upload (attach) the avast log:
C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\log\Setup.log
or C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\setup.log

If the file is too big for the forum, post the last 400-500 lines of it.

vps 110512-0 just downloaded, saved and installed perfectly.  Hopefully the problem is sorted, but it is good to know this forum is here if not.

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Re: Avast 4.8 for Windows XP doesn't update.
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 03:00:16 AM »
98seavastuser, feel free to come back any time you need help or just to change experiences 8)
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Re: Avast 4.8 for Windows XP doesn't update.
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2011, 06:59:46 AM »
If anyone's still interested, avast!4.8 updated successfully today.
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