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Windows 7: Create batch/shortcut to manually update Avast! virus defs?


21 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Prem x64 SP1, XP SP3
 
 
Create batch/shortcut to manually update Avast! virus defs?

...something similar to Microsoft Security Essentials - Update - Create Shortcut

I haz no skilz so I come to you 7 gurus seeking guidance with hat-in-hand.

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21 Nov 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

From an elevated command prompt:

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"%programfiles%\AVAST Software\Avast\ashUpd.exe" vps /autoreboot
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"%programfiles%\AVAST Software\Avast\ashUpd.exe" program /autoreboot
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21 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Prem x64 SP1, XP SP3
 
 

TYVM, worked a charm! Rep added...
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21 Nov 2013   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Glad it worked for you.

Are you planning to put this into a scheduled task?
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22 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Prem x64 SP1, XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Glad it worked for you.

Are you planning to put this into a scheduled task?
Yes, I already have.
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22 Nov 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Your question/thread should help others that wonder about this :-)
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22 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

My only question is why, as you can choose all these kinds of options in avast settings, or a quick right click of avast by the clock and choose update, but glad its working the way you desire
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22 Nov 2013   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
My only question is why, as you can choose all these kinds of options in avast settings, or a quick right click of avast by the clock and choose update, but glad its working the way you desire
I don't use avast - so I don't have the settings memorized:
Can you tell avast to
wake the computer,
update the sig file,
update the program,
and scan the computer...
...all without logging in to a profile?
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22 Nov 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Prem x64 SP1, XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
My only question is why, as you can choose all these kinds of options in avast settings, or a quick right click of avast by the clock and choose update, but glad its working the way you desire
Convenience I suppose... a quick double click of the saved cmd on the desktop is simply more convenient than opening UI>> settings>> update>> update. The scheduled task is just in case I forget to manually update (I don't let ANY program Auto-Update). I had forgotten you could right-click the Icon & update until you mentioned it in your reply but alas, my Avast! tray Icon is completely unresponsive to left, right & middle clicks!

I'm off to Avast's forum to seek a solution...
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23 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
......The scheduled task is just in case I forget to manually update (I don't let ANY program Auto-Update).......
Not even your antivirus?

Interesting. okay.

As for the icon not working, try a restart and if it still does not work, you might want to run a repair install of avast. Just go to add and remove programs, choose avast and click repair.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
My only question is why, as you can choose all these kinds of options in avast settings, or a quick right click of avast by the clock and choose update, but glad its working the way you desire
I don't use avast - so I don't have the settings memorized:
Can you tell avast to
wake the computer,
update the sig file,
update the program,
and scan the computer...
...all without logging in to a profile?
Yes,
yes
yes
yes
No. haha

But he is logged into his profile anyway in order to run the cmd/bat/command.
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