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Windows 7: Avast no longer automatically updating on new W7 laptop


14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 
Avast no longer automatically updating on new W7 laptop

Hi all, need your help here. I have used avast for several yrs on my xp laptop and it always automatically updates once, sometimes twice, a day. I now have a brand new laptop with pre-installed windows 7. Absolutely no probs whatsoever and loving Windows 7. But since Thursday when i bought laptop and immediately installed avast it is no longer automatically updating itself. I have Home Premium 64-bit; is there some kind of known problem or does it need updating less on 64-bit/ I would hardly think so.

Since Thursday I have manually updated avast and it insists 'program is up to date etc' but today i manually updated and it did update to release date 13/3/2010. But it should not need manual intervention on my part.

My update settings are set as default: automatic update and my proxy settings are also default: Auto detect (use Internet Explorer settings) although I use Firefox. I have just noticed the Update Options menu and this is set to auto-update every 240 mins.

Can anyone help or enlighten me. Thanks as always for your help folks.


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14 Mar 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi there, thinking that you're using the Avast 5 latest version, it updates automatically. Reinstall the program and see if it helps.
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14 Mar 2010   #3

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Yes indeed D : 5.0.462. I suppose I could reinstall; just wondering if there was something wrong with my settings. I can't understand why it does not automatically update. Anyone else and ideas? Thanks.
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14 Mar 2010   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Well I guess Avast 5 has lots of bugs. I have mentioned one bug here.
Hence I uninstalled Avast and will wait till it becomes stable.
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14 Mar 2010   #5

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Yes, I did see that post before. Such a shame really; and I know Avast is free and it's an awesome antivirus package but I'm really surprised they are not resolving these problems. Perhaps it's just affecting 64-bit windows I don't know...puts me in a dilemma as I really love Avast. Oh well.
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14 Mar 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

manhunter just use the 4.8 version til the 5v is fixed thats what i have done
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14 Mar 2010   #7

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
manhunter just use the 4.8 version til the 5v is fixed thats what i have done
Pebb, you know what, that's a really good idea, although I had no problems with version five on xp. Do you know where i can download 4.8 from? Thanks again P.
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14 Mar 2010   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
manhunter just use the 4.8 version til the 5v is fixed thats what i have done
Pebb, you know what, that's a really good idea, although I had no problems with version five on xp. Do you know where i can download 4.8 from? Thanks again P.
is it not available any longer on the site? i will do a search brb
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14 Mar 2010   #9

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
manhunter just use the 4.8 version til the 5v is fixed thats what i have done
Pebb, you know what, that's a really good idea, although I had no problems with version five on xp. Do you know where i can download 4.8 from? Thanks again P.
is it not available any longer on the site? i will do a search brb
I had a quick look and it prompts only for version five. Sorry to be a pain and thanks for your help. Otherwise I might have to switch to MSE. A shame as I've always loved avast.
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14 Mar 2010   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

here you go manhunter found this link may be of help Update avast 4.8 free download
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