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  1. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #641

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

    Regards,
    Golden
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  2. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #642

    kem said:
    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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  3. kem
    Posts : 62
    7 x64
       #643

    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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  4. kem
    Posts : 62
    7 x64
       #644

    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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    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #645

    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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  6. Posts : 157
    The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
       #646

    AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)

    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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  7. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #647

    Thank you Catalin. First post updated. :)
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  8. Posts : 1,568
    Windows 8.1.1 64bit
       #648

    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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  9. Posts : 157
    The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
       #649

    AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1489)

    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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  10. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #650

    Thank you Catalin. First post updated. :)
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