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Offline slybo

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avast 7 cloud scanning
« on: February 26, 2012, 09:16:21 AM »
I have two questions. How do you tell if you have received cloud updates or am I not understaning how this works. Avast just checks the cloud when needed. I just want  to make sure I know how to tell it is working. The regular updates are easy, you see the version on the main screen and get a pop up, how do I know the cloud updates are working? My second question is, once a month I do all my scanning. When I scan with malwarebyes I turn off avast but do not worry since I disconnect from the internet while doing this. So when I scan with avast I am disconnected from the internet. So the question is because of now having the cloud is doing a full scan with avast not working properly if disconnect from the internet? I am using avast pro. Thanks slybo
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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 09:42:20 AM »
1st qn: under cloud services, it should say connection established, reputation/streaming enabled

2nd qn: the cloud does not do a scan on ur system. it exists solely to rapidly push updates to u i.e. when Avast! detects that ur local database is not in sync with their sever side, they will immediately push an update to u through the streaming updates. scanning is purely local (not even the filerep is used to prevent malicious authors from finding loopholes in filerep)

Offline Vishnu Sudheendran

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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 09:50:52 AM »
You will see "Connection Established" in the cloud service tab in Avast interface when you are getting streamed updates. You don't require active internet connection to perform a full scan. The data for the file rep is stored locally.

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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 09:56:04 AM »
Avast! GUI >> Maintenance > Updates >  There you will see the Current Version (Defs) and below is the information about the streaming updates.
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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 10:06:08 AM »
Thanks for all the replys. AdrianH, I looked under Maintenance>Updates and I show streaming updates> enabled, connection> connection established, but Latest update received>---. In other words it shows it working but latest update is just a few dashes, ---, so what are you showing. Does this mean I have a problem. slybo

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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 10:09:56 AM »
Maybe I should add that I just restarted my computer before looking, does it take some time before it would show one. I also got a regular update when I restarted, 120226-2.

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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 10:28:43 AM »
I just look under c:>program files> avast software>defs. I had looked there a couple days ago and posted about seeing files with streaming in their name. I do not see any right now. I also see a folder with todays regular defs of 120226-2. So I am assuming that since I just got an regular update it replace the cloud update and I might have to wait for another cloud update to show up. Can anyone confirm this is how it works. New program new struff to learn, just want to be sure it is working. slybo

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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 10:33:36 AM »
Maybe I should add that I just restarted my computer before looking, does it take some time before it would show one. I also got a regular update when I restarted, 120226-2.

I haave found it often takes a while to provide that information after you start your machine.
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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 10:44:01 AM »
Thanks AdrianH. I believe you are right, restarting the computer will cause this. I am off to do my monthly scanning. So I will be watching how the new avast does. I will be watching how the cloud updates work to be sure I do not have a problem. slybo

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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 04:05:41 PM »
Streaming updates are active today, and "Latest update received" in AvastUI | Maintenance | Update reflects the last one, without reboot.  Looks like all the servers are coming online. 8)

 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 6C19-C7C7

 Directory of C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\defs\12022602_stream

02/26/2012  10:00 AM    <DIR>          .
02/26/2012  10:00 AM    <DIR>          ..
02/26/2012  08:03 AM             1,688 pkg1202260200000000.bin
02/26/2012  08:03 AM               361 pkg1202260200000001.bin
02/26/2012  08:03 AM             1,038 pkg1202260200000002.bin
02/26/2012  08:03 AM               471 pkg1202260200000003.bin
02/26/2012  08:03 AM               410 pkg1202260200000004.bin
02/26/2012  08:03 AM               181 pkg1202260200000005.bin
02/26/2012  08:03 AM               857 pkg1202260200000006.bin
02/26/2012  09:17 AM               447 pkg1202260200000007.bin
02/26/2012  10:00 AM               215 pkg1202260200000008.bin
02/26/2012  10:00 AM             1,327 pkg1202260200000009.bin
              10 File(s)          6,995 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  122,096,726,016 bytes free
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i7-3610QM 2.3GHZ, 8.0GB Ram,  Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE 11
Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner

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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 04:16:25 PM »
Same here Gopher John, except I have 0.bin to 7.bin, no 8 or 9.

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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 04:53:28 PM »
Same here Gopher John, except I have 0.bin to 7.bin, no 8 or 9.

You'll get them. ;)  The last two were added while I was composing that post.
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Re: avast 7 cloud scanning
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 04:56:20 PM »
Got them, now life is almost perfect, just need to win the lottery