Author Topic: [Solved] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update  (Read 5048 times)

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Offline keloo05

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As the thread title says, everytime I want to manually perform an "program update" (I select this option always to update my definitions), my gadgets disappear from desktop and I have to reenable them. This does not happen when I try to to perform an 'Engine and virus definitons update'

I'm runing Avast! Free 6.0.1367 (latest version) on Windows 7 Professional SP1 x86
Also, I mention that I don't have the Avast! gadget installed.

EDIT: The bug was fixed in 7.0.1426 version.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2012, 10:17:00 PM by keloo05 »

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Re: Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 12:48:37 AM »
UPDATE: This bug is still present in the latest 7.0 build (7.0.1414).

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Re: Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 04:53:41 PM »
Confirmed happening with latest 7.0.1414 version

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Re: Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 04:57:42 PM »
As soon as the update process gets to "Mail Shield", sidebar.exe closes without giving any error. I do not even have the "Mail Shield" installed.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2012, 09:49:50 PM by Trevbob »

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Re: Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 09:31:08 PM »
I think this bug was introduced in version 5.0, lasted so long until 7.0, and I don't know if Avast! developers are aware of it.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2012, 09:33:16 PM by keloo05 »

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 01:00:18 AM »
I hope you will look at this thread and fix this in the upcoming version.

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 07:22:00 PM »
BUMP!

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 07:26:04 PM »
I hope you will look at this thread and fix this in the upcoming version.
As after any program update you should reboot your system then the sidebar starts again.

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 09:24:25 PM »
Absolutly no problem on my Windows 7 system running v7.0.1414

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 12:00:20 AM »
As after any program update you should reboot your system then the sidebar starts again.

You're right, BUT...:
- ...what if there's no program update, just virus definion updates, or maybe no updates at all (just check to see IF there are any updates).
- ...what if I don't want to reboot my system right after a program update, and I do it manually later?
- ...you can restart sidebar manually yourself, you don't have to restart

The fact is that the bug is present, and sidebar shouldn't be closed by Avast!
« Last Edit: March 06, 2012, 12:07:55 AM by keloo05 »

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 12:06:43 AM »
Sorry yes this is a confirmed bug. It should be fixed in the next program update.
BTW it only happens if the avast gadget is not installed.

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 12:10:24 AM »
Thanks for answering Vlk.

BTW it only happens if the avast gadget is not installed.
I didn't check with the Avast! Gadget installed, but this explains why YoKenny has no problem with sidebar

Please, if you're still online, be kind and look at this thread also, because I have some problems with Avast! if I use a proxy internet connection:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=94613.0
« Last Edit: March 06, 2012, 12:17:14 AM by keloo05 »

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2012, 11:03:55 PM »
Please, if you're still online, be kind and look at this thread also, because I have some problems with Avast! if I use a proxy internet connection:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=94613.0
I do not use a proxy internet connection so can not help here.

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Re: [Bug] Gadgets disappear from desktop when performing program update
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 01:15:27 AM »
YoKenny, that was for Vlk :) Sory about the confusion. I will repost that thread in the beta section, maybe it will have a chance to be seen by one of the devs.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2012, 01:17:27 AM by keloo05 »