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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

13 Mar 2010   #301
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The only problems that I have with Avast is that it drops my speed from 40mb/sec to 20mb/sec ..
Avast is copying Kaspersky's bad habits now. Very bad. I have not been affected by this new avast "issue" yet, but if i do im gonna change to norton IS 2010.


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13 Mar 2010   #302
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The only problems that I have with Avast is that it drops my speed from 40mb/sec to 20mb/sec ..
Avast is copying Kaspersky's bad habits now. Very bad. I have not been affected by this new avast "issue" yet, but if i do im gonna change to norton IS 2010.
I have not had this problem so i cant play around with it to see if i can correct it.

But just out of interest you may want to try lowering the sensitivity or turning off the Heuristics scanning in Web shield & see if it makes a difference?

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13 Mar 2010   #303
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
No problem. Don't ever have that problem either, my speed is the same with everything enabled, or with everything disabled.
Running Avast Free Antivirus v5.0.462, no problems/issues.
Same settings as the pic above.
Upgraded from 4.8.... to 5.0.447, 5.0.454, 5.0.460 then 5.0.462 in the last week.

SpeedTest.net is showing an average of .025 Mb/s slower with Webshield off.
No discernible difference.

My speed is slow (1.2 mbs on a good day) to begin with so I should be able to notice if there is a problem.

PingTest.net rating for line quality is 'A'.
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15 Mar 2010   #304
rixto003

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

so i have avast 5.0.418 and i cant update to 5.0.462... its telling me every time that i dont have enough rights (only user in my cpu, admin, and no UAC)
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15 Mar 2010   #305
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rixto003 View Post
so i have avast 5.0.418 and i cant update to 5.0.462... its telling me every time that i dont have enough rights (only user in my cpu, admin, and no UAC)
Hallo rixto, try right clicking on Avast in your start menu and then select Run as Administrator.

Then try & update, see if it works?

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15 Mar 2010   #306
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The only problems that I have with Avast is that it drops my speed from 40mb/sec to 20mb/sec ..
Avast is copying Kaspersky's bad habits now. Very bad. I have not been affected by this new avast "issue" yet, but if i do im gonna change to norton IS 2010.
I have not had this problem so i cant play around with it to see if i can correct it.

But just out of interest you may want to try lowering the sensitivity or turning off the Heuristics scanning in Web shield & see if it makes a difference?
When I was using Avast! 5 Free, I read in the forum that they recommend keeping the Web Shield's Heuristics Sensitivity at normal because it can/will slow down your internet speed.
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16 Mar 2010   #307
rixto003

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rixto003 View Post
so i have avast 5.0.418 and i cant update to 5.0.462... its telling me every time that i dont have enough rights (only user in my cpu, admin, and no UAC)
Hallo rixto, try right clicking on Avast in your start menu and then select Run as Administrator.

Then try & update, see if it works?

So still doesnt update... made a pic just in case (had to dl english pack for it because i doubt u can speak/read estonian )

Latest version of Avast Antivirus-avast.jpg

Edit: just in case tried with UAC on... still nothing, just windows keeps buggin me with everything now :S


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16 Mar 2010   #308
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rixto003 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rixto003 View Post
so i have avast 5.0.418 and i cant update to 5.0.462... its telling me every time that i dont have enough rights (only user in my cpu, admin, and no UAC)
Hallo rixto, try right clicking on Avast in your start menu and then select Run as Administrator.

Then try & update, see if it works?

So still doesnt update... made a pic just in case (had to dl english pack for it because i doubt u can speak/read estonian )

Attachment 61222

Edit: just in case tried with UAC on... still nothing, just windows keeps buggin me with everything now :S
This is just a thought, you have UAC disabled. Was it enabled when you installed Avast.
You could try turning it on & see if that works, it may be why you dont have the appropriate permissions.

Otherwise i would just download the latest installer to your desktop, uninstall Avast.

Then install the new version (preferably with UAC on even just at the minimum) then right click on your installer & Run as Adninistrator.

avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection

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Edit: The more i think about it, having UAC disabled you are not able to run elevated commands as an administrator,
You can only run commands as a logged on user. (Username/Adminstrator) is not a true Administrator account.
It is only a User account with more priviliges than a standard User account, so in turning UAC off as far as i can make out Username/Administrator only seems to have the privileges of a normal User account.

Well we can only wait & see if it works for you as to wether my theory is right or not
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17 Mar 2010   #309
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Edit: The more i think about it, having UAC disabled you are not able to run elevated commands as an administrator,
You can only run commands as a logged on user. (Username/Adminstrator) is not a true Administrator account.
It is only a User account with more priviliges than a standard User account, so in turning UAC off as far as i can make out Username/Administrator only seems to have the privileges of a normal User account.

Well we can only wait & see if it works for you as to wether my theory is right or not
Actually when one has turned off UAC, it should have the same privileges as Hidden admin.
As there is nothing that will obstruct him and give him Standard User privileges token...

But try it, it may work.
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17 Mar 2010   #310
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Edit: The more i think about it, having UAC disabled you are not able to run elevated commands as an administrator,
You can only run commands as a logged on user. (Username/Adminstrator) is not a true Administrator account.
It is only a User account with more priviliges than a standard User account, so in turning UAC off as far as i can make out Username/Administrator only seems to have the privileges of a normal User account.

Well we can only wait & see if it works for you as to wether my theory is right or not
Actually when one has turned off UAC, it should have the same privileges as Hidden admin.
As there is nothing that will obstruct him and give him Standard User privileges token...

But try it, it may work.
Yes this is what i thought would have been correct, but i just tried it again.

If i turn off UAC and restart, if i then try to run an elevated command prompt it is only a username command not an administrative command
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