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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

25 Apr 2013   #641
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yes - how else should it connect to the servers and download the latest definitions or software updates?

Regards,
Golden


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25 Apr 2013   #642
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kem View Post
I like avast as it has caught everything in the past; the only thing I don't like about it now is that it uses the cloud and sucks my bandwidth while running a scan, I might dump it.
I didn't know a scan uses bandwidth while running a scan...Is it checking for the latest definitions before scanning ???
Newer versions of Avast do have some features such as Streaming Updates that can be disabled and should reduce "internet bandwidth use".
The default to check for new Virus definitions files is 4 hours, but that can be changed to check less often to help reduce bandwidth.
Version 8 also has a Program Update checker that would use bandwidth, but can be disabled...
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25 Apr 2013   #643
kem

7 x64
 
 

The comodo firewall I installed shows in & out internet traffic and last time I ran a scan it was lit up.
I'll look again, I may be mistaken.
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25 Apr 2013   #644
kem

7 x64
 
 

I was mistaken, it doesn't.
As far as the streaming updates, I know that will but that's cool & expected.
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25 Apr 2013   #645
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thanks for posting back with that info!
I have Avast on some systems, and if there are issues I'd want to know.
Just don't want to see mis-information affect anyone's personal choice on using an AV.
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02 May 2013   #646
Cata

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)

Quote:
List of changes
• New SecureLine component
• Screen readers compatibility improved
• Software Updater improvements
• Improved stability & performance
• Fixed glitches in UI
http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_...irus_setup.exe
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02 May 2013   #647
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Catalin. First post updated.
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02 May 2013   #648
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

I have Avast IS and tried to do the update, it said it had to do a restart,
instead it reverted back to version 7 !
How the heck does this happen ?
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09 May 2013   #649
Cata

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1489)

Quote:
List of changes
• BSOD fix in aswTdi.sys
• Fixed WebRep crashes in IE
• Fixed WebRep FF issue with not saving the position
• SecureLine stability improvements
http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_...irus_setup.exe
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09 May 2013   #650
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Catalin. First post updated.
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