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Solved: Unable to update Avast antivirus (free version) even after reinstall

Q: Solved: Unable to update Avast antivirus (free version) even after reinstall

Tonight I received the following error message when I tried repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, to update my free version of Avast antivirus:

Error processing packages.
0x20000011

Finally, I gave up trying. Then I uninstalled and reinstalled the free version of Avast. The program installed without any problem; however, for some reason I've thus far been unable to install the latest update, either automatically or manually. Although the onscreen indication read "Initializing, please wait," I waited 15 minutes and nothing happened.

Shortly thereafter, I received an automatic onscreen prompt from Avast to upgrade, but after one minute I got the following error message:

Last encountered error:
Invalid File Signature. Setup will terminate.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may help me solve this problem. Thank you

A: Solved: Unable to update Avast antivirus (free version) even after reinstall

Seems to be a common problem: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=106560.0

I was getting the same message earlier, but I just updated a few minutes ago and it worked OK.

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known Issues:
- From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason
NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Many, many thanks for your help!
 

A:Solved: Must contact Avast antivirus people, make sure they don't reinstall Avast.

Hi! I would call my credit card company and tell them to stop the payment to Avast. If you have uninstalled Avast, they can't install it. You would have to install it.
 

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Hi,

I've had great success with you folks in the past removing viruses and with increasing my system response time and I would like to ask for your assistance once again.

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A:Unable To Reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 And Update KB922770

Hi beaumac

Quick Fix Try:
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A:Problem with Avast Free version 4.8

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Hi not being sure if I am seeing a problem, or if is really a new version.

Here is what I have occuring:

Win 2000 Pro system on which I am running Avast free home 4, Also with Zone alarm, also all the freebie cleaners etc etc. Just started up, machine got pretty sluggish trying to open Firefox to browse, after about a minute it was opening, and same time get a flash pop up from Avast saying to download an update. Sure I say, and click on, as soon as I do I get a RED screen alert from Zone Alarm saying is a "change program alert", trying to change my program. This has never happened before with Avast updates. The pop up did look like a normal Avast pop up, but usually they show as already being loaded on, and just give new version #.

For whatever reason the lil hairs on me all stuck up at once, and the DANGER WILL ROGERS message started playing in my head. I disallowed the update.

I went to Avast to see if they had a bulletin on this new version, nothing at the site. Next went to e-mail, nothing from Avast, but had 6 messages from Panda, which I use on another system warning of a "Bagel.BC", and new variants BD, and BE. The description is:

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All of this made me pucker up a bit, find nothing else in e-mail from varied and sundry other venues I get alerts about new threats from I figured I`d ask about thi... Read more

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Forgot to mention on the initial start of the load of the Avast update the files were called "Jolly Rancher", just then was when Zone Alarm kicked in with the Red warning.

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Latest Version of Avast Antivirus Released



   Information
R3 SP1 Version: 2015.10.3.2225 (free version)
Release Date: July 29th 2015

Release notes


Fixes:

- Fixed problems with HTTPS browsing on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed problems with email clients on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed issues with firewall during program update and during update on Windows 10

Download links:
avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
avast_internet_security_setup.exe
avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe








   Information
WHQL Version: 2015.10.0.2208 (free version)
Release Date: November 7th 2014

Available through program update option.

If you already have Avast installed, then you can click on Maintenance, Update, and Update Program to update to the new version. You will need to restart the computer afterwards.

Avast 2015 (10.0.2208) Program Update Download Page
(select the "Free" option)

Avast 2015 (10.0.2208) Free Antivirus Download Page
(Click on Download, and the No thanks, I want free protection option)


Release History


Here is the list of major changes/improvements:

* Fixed problem with missing NG component under certain circumstances
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* Fixed reported crashes... Read more

A:Latest version of Avast Antivirus

Hello Brink....

Thanks for the update!















Later Ted

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WHQL Version: 2016.11.2.2262 (free version)
Release Date: April 26th 2016

Information

Release History


What's new:

+ fixed crashing installations

+ fixed critical crashes on some AMD processors

+ fixed problem with huge antispam logfile

+ fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after avast update


How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here:

avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_internet_security_setup.exe

avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe


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Avast Free Antivirus is a free antivirus program, but you will need to register it each year to get a free license key for it.
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A:Latest version of Avast Antivirus

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   Information
2016 R1 SP1 Version: 2016.11.1.2245 (free version)
Release Date: December 1st 2015

Release Notes


What's new:

+ Added option to disable the email signature to Setttings-> General
+ SafeZone browser now automatically imports bookmarks and passwords from old SafeZone
+ Added shortcut for SafeZone browser to systray menu
+ Passwords extension for Firefox is now signed
+ Added icons for scans
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+ Update popup not shown when just checking for latest version
+ Fixed missing option to delete custom scan
+ Fixed wrong displayed text in menu
+ Fixed problems with SecureDNS
+ Fixed missing Spanish language in Home network security

How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here:

avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_internet_security_setup.exe

avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe




   Information
WHQL Version: 2016.11.1.2241 (free version)
Release Date: November 3rd 2015


Release History


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A:Latest version of Avast Antivirus

Hmm, will have to check this out : )

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Latest Version of Avast Antivirus Released


   Information
2016 R1 SP1 Version: 2016.11.1.2245 (free version)
Release Date: December 1st 2015

Release Notes


What's new:

+ Added option to disable the email signature to Setttings-> General
+ SafeZone browser now automatically imports bookmarks and passwords from old SafeZone
+ Added shortcut for SafeZone browser to systray menu
+ Passwords extension for Firefox is now signed
+ Added icons for scans
+ HTTPS scanning now supports SPDY protocol
+ Fixed problems with browsing on Windows XP
+ Fixed issues with expired certificates needed for HTTPS scanning
+ Update popup not shown when just checking for latest version
+ Fixed missing option to delete custom scan
+ Fixed wrong displayed text in menu
+ Fixed problems with SecureDNS
+ Fixed missing Spanish language in Home network security

How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here:

avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_internet_security_setup.exe

avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe



   Information
WHQL Version: 2016.11.1.2241 (free version)
Release Date: November 3rd 2015


Release History


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Hey Brink,

I thought I got an upgrade from them last night! (30 Mar.)

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FastestCrib0439 said:


Is this antivirus great? I have been using it for years, and i was told that it slows down the computer by a lot. Is this true?Is it a RAM hogger?Click to expand...

No it's not a RAM hogger!!
 

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I have been using Avast Free Antivirus for more than 4 years without any problems. It quietly does it's job in the background. It has a relatively small footprint and the false positives are extremely low. It's set to automatically update the Engine and virus definitions, and to notify me of Program updates. So far so good...

But, now it's doing things without my knowledge.
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How to post your reply?

Each person can post either one Pro or one Con of the product per post. You are free to share your views with respect to that.
One person's Pro/Con can be a matter of debate in the following replies.
Try not to post (Pro/Con) twice in a row just after your previous reply, unless it's necessary.
The first post will be updated by me with what user's think is good and bad about the product, so an informed decision can be made for newcomers.

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THE PRO'S
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Really light on the system
Fully customizable installer: can select features to install
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THE CON'S
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Many ad's and pop-up's

 

A:Avast Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's

Pro: Really light on the system

Bad: Many ads and popups (Can be disabled in the paid versions)
 

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Hi
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Hi,
I had Internet access this morning on my desktop computer prior to upgrading my free avast software to the trial version.
After I upgraded it, I no longer can access the Internet. I'm not sure how or why that happened but I was wondering if you could help me to restore my connection please.
I rang my service provider and they were unable to help.
I'm running Windows XP.
My modem is showing as connected and my computer is picking up the signal from the Ethernet cable also. When I hover the mouse over the local area connection icon it shows that the Internet is connected but the browsers all say Server Not Found.
Please help. Thanks
Sharon
Phone: 00353862637387.
( PS. This message is from my iPhone)

A:no internet connection Since i upgraded my free avast to the full trial version

UPDATE - SOLVED!!!
 
I found this answer online in an internet forum similar to this one:  See Below:
 
*** The 2nd Method worked like a charm for me. 
Method 1 is not suitable for Windows XP. ***
 
Source: http://ccm.net/forum/affich-352352-connected-to-the-internet-but-can-t-browse
 
Posted by: allen007 Sep 10, 2012 11:53AM
 
Follow these steps incase your Internet connection is connected but you cant browse using any of the browsers.
You might be able to play games online like CS 1.6,DOTA or HORN but JUST cant access any website.
METHOD 1:
>> Resolve your DNS settings to that of Google's
1. Go to LAN settings
Control panel > Network and Inernet > Change adapter settings > Right click on local area connections > Properties > Click on IPv4 > Properties >
Use following DNS server address > Preferred DNS : 8.8.8.8 Alternate DNS: 8.8.4.4.
Check validate settings upon exit.
If it still doesnt work then repeat the above steps but uncheck validate settings.
METHOD 2:
>> WINSOCK reset
1.Go to run and type 'cmd' (Run as administrator)
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Type "netsh winsock reset" and press enter
Reboot
METHOD 3:
>>DNS Flush
1.Go to run and type 'cmd' (Run as administrator)
Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press enter
Reboot
If none of the above methods work then do a boot time scan using your antivirus cos it might be a virus attack thats causing the problem.
 

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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 11.2.2262

Changelog:
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fixed crashing installations
fixed BSOD on AMD processors
fixed problem with huge antispam log
fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after program update
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Download: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
 

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Hey guys,
I want to create a shortcut to scan my pc on the desktop,
But I need the parameters for the avast! program.

Thanks in advance
Techwizard10

See!

A:avast! Free AntiVirus parameters

You can see the command line options here - https://support.avast.com/index.php?...articleid=1240

But i believe you can only run a scan from command line with the professional version.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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I use a screenreader to access my computer and had some problems with viruses yearerday. I restored my system and it is working properly, however, I have two antivirus programs that I'd like to uninstall and then update the AVG. both of these are free. I am not able to perform the install due to the following error messages:
AVG gives me this both from the control panel and from the userinterface itself:Installation failed to following error:
Error: @AvgErrorCode_0x0253 %FILE% = "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8"
@AvgErrorCode_0x0020.
I've also tried to reinstall the setup file for Avast and I get this: both when uninstalling from the control panel and downloading from the web: a setiface error has ocurred: 536875929.
How do I uninstall both of these programs so that I can successfully update my antivirus software to AVG? I use Windows XP home edition.
 

A:Removal of AVG Free 8.5 and Avast antivirus

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Running Windows Xp Sp3. I recently did a complete system restore back to factory default, 2003. It was a lot of work, but now I have a clean slate before I have to upgrade to Window 7 next year. After so much help here, I now have a rule; I will not download Anything ever useless Bleeping computer provides me with a link. I always check at Bleeping computer, download first. If it is not there, I look for the tutorials, very diligent about this. That being said, the question is, I’m looking to download Avast antivirus free, I found a tutorial (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/bleeping-computer-forums/#post). However, It does not match my screen shots. I keep getting “from download.com or Cnet” and then a bunch of crap comes with it. Yes I do select  “Custom install” & untic the added garbage.  I am still getting unwanted “Google Chrome” ect.. I am just looking for an updated link, external or otherwise, not taking any chances without Bleeping Computer. Thank you.Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Avast Free Antivirus download

Hi,
Download Avast Free from FileHippo its a trusted site click the button on the right side then wait for a pop-up to download the file
Execute the avast_free_antivirus_setup on the first install screen make sure you uncheck the check box's and click Express Install like on the image:During install make sure you select the Free version, its enough for most users.
You need to provide a valid e-mail address to activate Avast, the program is free but you need to register every year and opt for the free version.

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I have done an Avast scan and the results are that it has found evidence of Grime in on my pc, System Settings and unnecessary apps. Is grime, malware\bloat? I have done windows update, troubleshoot, disk cleanup, run ccleaner, Delfix, Adware cleaner, sfc scan, dism..../restorehealth, chkdsk scan, malwarebytes and superantispyware but I have still got this grime and I don't know how to get rid of it because I just don't know what it is. Can anyone help please?

A:Avast Free Antivirus Grimefighter

Hi,
Do you have a problem with your PC? if GrimeFighter detected something it is not 100% sure that it is truly a grime.
So if you see that you have any problem just ask here and were always here to help.

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Avaist tells me my free antivirus will be up in a few days. Is there another one I can download free that last a long time. Thanks so much. I have exployer 9 and windows 7. Thank you so much. Carol

A:avast antivirus + free trial

Just keep Avast & renew it.






Quote:
HOW TO RENEW AVAST FREE EDITION
Register for Free at http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registration.php AVAST will then send you an email with a key code Copy and paste the code into AVAST by: - Right clicking on the Avast icon in your task bar at the bottom right of your screen - Choose "About Avast" - Click the "License key" button
- Copy & paste the code


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A:Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 Beta

in my eyes, the previous white Avast UI is better
 

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trying to install avg and unistall this program, but avg wont install unless this is gone.
 

A:cant remove avast free antivirus

Run the Avast Uninstall Utility.
 

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I've tried many free antivirus over the years, but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most.

After some issues with Windows 10 last year, I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years. However, I'm open to reassess my position between these two excellent products. Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the "The Best (Free) Antivirus App for Windows".

On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set:

File System Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Blocker (DeepScreen)

Still, I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail. I also disable the Web shield because:

It seems to slightly slow down my browsing
I don't like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program
Sometimes it doesn't play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website's certificate (I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only)

So, in practice, I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings (no Hardened Mode) to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software. I've had no problems with this set up for a long time.

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.
 

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hello, first post. My problem is I recently installed avast! free antivirus after hearing very good things. My problem is to be able the search the internet I have to disable shields. If I leave them on I get a connection error. I turn off shields I can connect. What setting do I need to change to be able to leave avast shields on and still go on IE on firefox. thanks

A:avast! free antivirus problem with shields

This may happen if your firewall is blocking the avast! web shield to connect to the internet. Check your firewall settings and allow the web shield (aswWebSv.exe) to access the internet.

Which firewall are you using ?

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Hi,

I've used many free antivirus programs in the past such as AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials. In these I've been able to setup a scheduled scan to run once a week.

However, since installing Avast 6 Free I can't seem to be able to find that option. How do I setup the scheduled scan in Avast 6?

A:Avast Free Antivirus 6 - Scheduled Scan

avast! UI > Scan Computer > Quick or Full Scan > More Details > Settings > Scheduling

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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 12.1.2272

Changelog:
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NOTE TO STAFF: Add the changelog from here: Avast Free Antivirus Changelog, then approve.
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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 12.3.2279

Changelog:
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New:
Passive mode - new compatibility mode, which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable
Added SafeZone browser, Security browser extension and SafePrice extension to Settings->Components for better management

Fixed:
BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Randomly opening Avast UI bug
SafePrice browser extension component is not installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version
Compatibility problems with PICO(Bash) processes on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification
Avast is correctly recognized in Windows Security Center after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update
Showing all passwords as reused in passwords list
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Hi all

avast! Free Antivirus 11.1.2254 Beta

Beta 11.2.2254

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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I uninstalled my previous expired antivirus, avira antivirus personal, after that i try to install avast AV free, but it pops out an error message.
Image here: http://i.imgur.com/JLH8UKR.jpg
Im using Window 8, please help...

A:Avast free antivirus installation error, HELP!

See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/how-do-i-fix-theinstaller-error-unable-to/4d96ac6d-cb91-4798-b3e5-dc592665ba27?db=5&auth=1 .
 
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At over a month since it hit the milestone of 100 million users globally, Avast! has released its latest lineup of security products, version 5.0. There are no less than three flavors to the new security solution: Free Antivirus 5.0, Pro Antivirus 5.0, and Internet Security 5.0, with the first one, as the moniker implies, available free of charge to customers. In fact, Avast! Free Antivirus is one of the most comprehensive security products offered completely for free, and the promise from the company building the solution is that version 5.0 takes its free offering to a whole new level.

Full read here: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7 - And available for download - Softpedia

A:Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7

Actually been running it for two days now and it really does impress me. I have been an avira die hard but thought I would take this for a spin and must say it doesn't disappoint at all.

The gui is nice and easy to navigate. It has a small footprint and i don't even notice it running even with real-time scanner. It also comes with gamer mode to stop those pesky interruptions such as updates etc.

Overall "I" give it a 9 out of 10.

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I've previously used Avast free antivirus with ZoneAlarm firewall and also with Comodo firewall. I'm currently using Norton Internet Security but was thinking about switching to Avast free antivirus & using the Windows 7 firewall. But I was looking on the Avast forum & it appears people are having a problem with that combination.

I've read through a lot of the threads on this here forum & am left with mixed thoughts. There seems to be some problems & some people are switching from Avast 8 back to Avast 7, or to the latest version of Avast 8 which I have not seen any comments on. And of course some people are not having any problems.

Is there a consensus of opinion on which version of Avast free to use with Win7 Firewall?
If it version 7, where can I download a copy from?

A:Avast free antivirus + Win7 firewall ?

Hi Mike99,

I'm using the latest Avast 8 version with Outpost FW Pro (latest version 8) without any trouble even though they are not compatible. Outpost program files are added to Avast exclusion list.
Both of the above try to do the same thing but I don't allow it.
Outpost FW has 'Web Control' and 'Antispyware' but I don't use them. Avast handles Spyware for me.
Avast has browser plug ins, I don't use them. I use Opendns.
I also use Winpatrol free + WOT in Firefox 19.0.2
See my PC Specs for more.

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Hello,
 
Let me start off by saying I am new to this forum (first post) and not technologically inclined AT ALL, but my new years resolution was to immerse myself in things that I do not fully understand so here I am
 
Alright... so my computer has been moving mega slow (start-up is slow, freezing when watching things online) so I initially ran a complete system scan using my free Avast Antivirus software, and sure enough threats were detected. I was prompted to run a 'boot-time scan' which is currently under way (i'm using my netbook to write this). I have been writing down some of the infections coming up and researching them for more details, and this forum is where I have ended up.
 
Some if the infections that are coming up are as follows:
 
     -WIN32:PUP's (oneclickdown-A/searchprotect-A/installer-K)
     -DLL error 42127 (CAB archive is corrupted)
     -CAB error 42144 (OLE archive is corrupted)
     -NSIS:oneclick-D [pup]
 
I would like assistance understanding ...
 
     -what these infections are??
     -How do I determine whether to repair vs. delete ??
 
 

A:Threat's detected using Avast free antivirus software

Hello, the 2 PUPs(Potentially Unwanted Programs) can go.
 
These we need to know your Operating System an the full path to them.
 
  -DLL error 42127 (CAB archive is corrupted)
     -CAB error 42144 (OLE archive is corrupted)
 
Example:
 C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast_\unp37475553.tmp|>wm10l\wmp.dll Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted.}
 

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avast! continues its series of updates and enhanced antivirus software solutions by delivering streamlined GUIs and several brand-new protection features. avast! Free Antivirus 2015 is one of the products from the antivirus editions (Pro, Internet Security and Premier) that comes with an updated interface and fresh features.

It gives you control over your home network security, supports HTTPS scans for malware and threats, as well as lets you activate a smart scan which looks for threats, updates and other issues.

The Software Updater now automatically pre-downloads software updates in the background without interfering with your work. Plus, it grabs the updates from its own servers, so the process is basically much faster.

MyAvast online console which can be run via your web browser also benefits from updates. It displays a simplified design with widgets and integrates the Rewards program where users receive Karma points and badges for mainly contributing to the online community.

Streamlined and smart GUI
At a first glance, avast! Free Antivirus 2015 hasn?t changed much since its previous 2014 version. This has to do with the fact that the developers from avast! have implemented some new features while delivering the same user-friendly environment that you got used to.

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Real Protection Does not come free !
 

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

With best Regards
Mops21
 

A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2263 BETA

After reading the changes, the "Removed NG (VHardware virtualization) - moved the technology to cloud, in next betas we will introduce new flow for handling unknown files" sounds interesting. I know they had issues with NG (Windows 10 and some Windows 8 and 8.1).

They need to work more on the Suspicious Behavior (HIPS), some malware can bypass it.
 

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 Beta - New User Interface

in my eyes, the previous white Avast UI is better
 

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I am using "Avast Antivirus Free 2015".When i ran the Full System Scan,the Antivirus didn't found a single Virus or Malware.

I had seen somewhere on youtube that,having "Malwarebytes Anti Malware" works great along with your regular Free/Complete Antivirus Software for complete protection.So,i installed "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".After scanning,it detected almost 85 PUP Malwares,which i quarantined with the help of "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".I would like to mention that the "Scan for potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)" is check Marked in my Avast,which you can see from the attached Picture # 2 (Below) of Avast General Settings.

Now,does this means that my Free Avast Antirus 2015 isn't effective OR PUP Malwares are no big deal?

A:Almost 85 PUP Malwares not Detected by Avast Free Antivirus 2015....

Avast is one of the best free Anti-virus programs out there. You need a few different tools to get everything off of your PC. Avast doesn't typically scan for PUPS by default, typically I believe you have to place a checkmark in the box you show for Avast.

Avast is going to be really good at blocking viruses above all else. You will want to continue to scan with Avast and Malwarebytes as well as programs like Superantispyware, Adwcleaner and/or Junkware removal tool. Now as a warning, running all of these, even if up to date, does not ensure a clean system.. There are a lot of places to look and clean on an infected computer.

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I was recently browsing People of Walmart when I get a message from Avast stating that malware has been blocked. I'm going to guess that it was from an banner ad on the site because the site that it originated from was not People of Walmart, but somethink called Afnolink. That was the only site I was browsing at the time. But when I check the statistics for Web Shield, it says there has been no blocked malware. I've checked all other Shield statistics and they are all clean. So, where did the info for it go? Does this mean that it was not sucessfully blocked?
P.S: If this is in the wrong section, I'm sorry.

A:Avast Free Antivirus not showing blocked malware

I actually don't see a section for blocked malware. I do see a part where it shows number of scanned pages and number of infected pages. This is under Shield Traffic in the Web Shield area. What does the "infected pages" number show?

Orange Blossom

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Wasn't there an option to remove the upgrade button in avast antivirus 2015 free?

I can swear when I installed it on a friends system a few days ago that option was hidden somewhere.

im referring to the green upgrade button at top of GUI.

Thanks
 

A:Upgrade button in Avast Antivirus 2015 Free

I dont think there was ever an option to remove top upgrade button in free version.
 

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Real-time Protection
For some antivirus products, the minimal file access that occurs when Windows Explorer displays the filename is sufficient to trigger real-time protection. Avast waits until just before a program executes to run a real-time scan. In testing, it wiped out almost 80 percent of my malware samples immediately on launch.

Avast detected most of the remaining samples at some point as they attempted to install and run. In a couple of cases, it activated a powerful analysis tool called DeepScan. Avast also invoked DeepScan to make sure that a couple of my malware-testing programs weren't themselves malicious.

In one case, fortunately the last sample I tested, Avast requested a boot time scan for complete cleanup. That scan took almost an hour, and required my attention every so often to make decisions about the disposition of particular malware traces. You can launch a boot time scan at will, if you suspect the regular scan has missed something.

One way or another, Avast detected 93 percent of my samples, the same asF-Secure Anti-Virus 2015. However, because Avast allowed installation of some executable malware traces, its final score came out to 9.0 points, while F-Secure managed 9.3. The absolute winner among products tested with this sample set is Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015), which earned 10 of 10 possible points.

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I have had avast! for a few months now and loved it...until a few weeks ago, I noticed that it had stopped working. When I open avast! it says my system is unsecured and to re-start avast. When I click the start now button, it opens a box wanting me to allow avast to make changes to my hard drive. Even after clicking yes, it still won't start. I even tried un-installing avast and it won't let me. Anyone know how I can either fix this or remove it? Not to computer smart when it comes to codes & computer language (so the easier to understand the better )

A:avast! Free antivirus quit working and will not re-start!! :(

Pretend your installing it, then select repair.

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I've read in the pinned topic "List of Antivirus Uninstallers and Removal Tools > Antivirus removal tools"  at the top of this section about antivirus removal and It says to always use add/remove to uninstall programs from the computer. But when I go to the Avast site it says that the preferred method of uninstalling is to use their uninstall utillity. I'd like to say that I'm not having any issues with Avast nor am I unhappy with the product. I'm uninstalling because I want to try the free trials of Kaspersky and BitDefender and make a decision after that.
 
I've read a few times across multiple forums of people having problems uninstalling Avast so before I start I would like some feedback on which process I should go through to have the best chance of uninstalling without problems. I'm using Vista if this info is needed. Thanks

A:How do I uninstall Avast Antivirus Free 2015 properly?

Hi there,The Avast uninstall utility (AvastClear) is only to be used if the uninstallation of Avast products go wrong and left behind remnants on the system.I do suggest that you uninstall it the normal way using Programs and Features - preferably in Safe Mode since the service will not be running and less likely to leave behind trash. If it refuses to uninstall in Safe Mode (programs that depended on the Windows MSI service to uninstall will not work), do a clean boot and uninstall Avast from there. After that run AvastClear.Hope this answers your questions.Regards,Alex

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Hello, I'm new here. I just clean installed Windows 10 and am wondering what AV to use. I've used avast! free for the last 3 years (windows 7 and 8), but now that I'm on a new sparkly clean OS, I've decided to reevaluate and survey the field for cheap or preferably free options. Panda , Avast, Avira, BitDefender, etc.

It seems to me, from what I've read, the most balanced in terms of zero day and general protection (online or off) is Avast (talking about across the board protection, heuristics/behavior/signtatures/yada yada, avast just got HIPS too). Comcast offers Norton for free though, a full security suite. Norton is never mentioned as a top contender nowadays. However, how does it compare to avast free? Thanks folks!
 

A:AVAST Free Antivirus 2015‎ vs Norton Security Suite

Hello welcome to MT

I 'd pick Avast free, I'm used to its settings... and with hardened mode can protect more effective. Its been a while since I used Norton. It was pretty good when I used it.

It depends on if you want a change or go with what you know... but both are light and decent choices.
 

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Hello,a few days ago I realized all of a sudden that my Avast Antivirus wasn't working anymore. So I tried several times to delete the programme and insall it again but I always get the same error message: CAN'T FIND ASHAVAST.EXE FILE.I also tried to install another antivirus after deleting Avast - but NO OTHER ANTIVIRUS WORKS!!!Please find below my log file.Please help me. Thank youLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23.53.59, on 16/09/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programmi\FreePOPs\freepopsservice.exeC:\Programmi\FreePOPs\freepopsd.exeC:\Programmi\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\PAStiSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorEngine.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Programmi\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exeC:\Programmi\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exeC:\BITWARE\NT\bwprnmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.... Read more

A:Unable To Run Avast Antivirus

Hello mary, I am SifuMike and I will be helping you. Sorry for the delay. We have many logs backed up. but I always get the same error message: CAN'T FIND ASHAVAST.EXE FILE.I also tried to install another antivirus after deleting Avast - but NO OTHER ANTIVIRUS WORKS!!! You should not be deleting AVAST, but uninstalling it. Try uninstalling Avast and then reinstalling it. Click on start, then control panel, and then double-click on add/remove programs. From within add/remove program uninstall the following (if they exist) by double-clicking on the following entry:AVAST If AVAST still does not work, then download the HostsXpert Here http://www.funkytoad.com/download/HostsXpert.zip Unzip HostsXpert to your desktop Open up the HostsXpert program. * Make sure that the "make hosts writable?" button in the upper left corner is enabled. * Click back up Host files * then click "Restore MS Hosts File" * close programNow try downloading and installing AVAST. If you still can get AVAST to work then download the free AVG antivirus orAntiVir

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hello,

From yesterday, i have been getting pop up from avast about differentia .ru/diff.php. I think this happened after I plugged in a infected USB (pendrive). How to solve this?
 

A:avast free antivirus popup of http://differentia.ru/diff.php malware

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Hi,
 
I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system on my Acer laptop, and have an issue that seems to be strange, and at odds with what it should be showing.
 
I recently did a windows update, in which the update stuck a th

A:Windows firewall issue - Avast free antivirus stopping it being turned on?

I will attempt to see if the above message will this time finish. I had written out a longer thread than the above and when I posted it stopped abruptly on the second paragraph well before the rest. Even when I repeated it and then copied and pasted it on word it then finished at exactly the same place. And it did the same on wordpad or notepad. The issue I was having occurred after a windows update and I found both disconcerting and rather strange and also very odd that whatever I tried to do it would not post the whole message I had written. I have now done a system restore back to yesterday afternoon, as mentioned in the earlier message of which I could not wholly post, I did not do a system backup restore before updating, which I normally do. I will now attempt to test this message first to see if it posts in its entirety before I repost the original message.
 
Testing now..

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Today, I wanted to check out avast! Pro Antivirus latest Sandbox settings, but things took a turn for the worse. On a clean install of Windows 8.1 32-bit, I downloaded 3 malware packs from the Virus Exchange, but soon realised they were compressed as .7z. Windows natively only supports .zip files.

I headed to 7-zip's website to download the standard version, which redirected me to the file hosted on SourceForge (this is normal).

At first, I clicked on Run, but IE notified the file may have been moved or deleted. Next I tried to Save As and then I got this Warning from Avast! Pro Antivirus, telling me the version I am trying to download is outdated.



If I choose to "Download the Latest Version", it redirects me to Softonic and the download starts automatically (IE prompts for Run or Save As) for "SoftonicDownloader_for_7-zip.exe" at 378KB.



Now I have a Softonic Adware Installer running without avast! warning me of PUPs and the original developers version blocked.



To prove I didn't delete the file from SourceForge, it's here on the desktop.



I cannot be more disappointed! These are default settings in avast! Pro Antivirus, with a custom install consisting of the File and Web Shield and Sandbox. All other Shield and Tools are not installed. Note: PUP detection is disabled by default.

I also found this thread on the Avast Forums, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=149882.0
 

A:avast! Pro Antivirus, Fake Warnings, Softonic Partnership and Free Adware!

Further looking, I discovered it was the setting in the Reputation Services. I would advise any avast! user to un-check this for the time being.

[x] Check for newer versions when downloading installation files.
When checked, your avast! will identify any outdated software version you may be trying to download and will prompt you to download the latest version instead.


 

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Pls Help Me to decided which one should i go with? My eset smart security licence end in 15 days.Pls give your reason.
 

A:Avast! Free Antivirus 2015/2016 beta3 vs Eset Smart Security 9

I haven't tried Avast 2015/16 Beta but all the previous versions have been too much loaded ones, hate avast because of this.
Using ESET Smart Security 9, fees lighter than even ESET Smar Security 8, loving it.
 

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First, thank you for your reading.
I want to ask you about the better setting for building secure PC on Windows 10 as a consumer.

I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as the main anti-malware software and firewall software on my PC. It looks good.

But at sometimes, Bitdefender is heavy a little, especially when updating signatures.
And booting time of my PC is long. Updating time at start up Windows is also long. I think it.

So I seaching another security softwares for my PC, and I find some softwares which I guess that it is good for using PC. The soft is Avast Free 2016, and Microsoft EMET or Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free Edition.

~Q.1~
Which is better, Avast Free 2016 or Bitdefender Security 2017. I will use EMET or MBAE for covering protection of vulnerability when I use Avast Free.

~Q.2~
What is Bitdefender and Avast Free regarded as security software for Windows 10 Consumers?
Which software do many people regard as a good solution?
I heard that Bitdefender is getting very high level score in many tests, but it is heavy for many PC.
And I aloso heard that Latest Avast Free gives security enough for many consumers, but sometimes do false detection, and it may be serious for OS at sometimes.
Please teach me about above things. I guess my English is not well, but I will read all replies from everyone. If I will be late replyng you. excuse me.

Thank you!
 

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I have the latest free version of Antivir Antivirus 10.

I am confused as different sources claim it has spyware protection, while others seems to specify anti-virus protection only.

Anyone know for sure?
 

A:Antivir antivirus Free version contains spyware protection

how is it that recently I had Bitdefender Total security, a paid application and scans produced no infections
and I now use Antivir a free app and it captures 4 infections?
 

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ZoneAlarm Free v.12.0.118.000:
New: Security Toolbar One-Click uninstall.
Fixed: Added logic so that Toolbar is not installed in Internet Explorer 11.
The Changelogs are posted here.

Download (ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall)
Download (ZoneAlarm Free Firewall)

Enjoy!!
 

A:ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall Version: 12.0.118.000 released:

Hi Littlebits. Your post prompted me to read user reviews for ZoneAlarm. The toolbar fix may rectify the most common complaint expressed by users. Since we use Bitdefender Free, Malwarebytes, Zemana Anti-logger, & Windows Firewall for our Windows 8.1 system, I wanted to ask: 1) What are your thoughts on ZoneAlarm? ..and 2) Do you see weaknesses in this, our computer's (freeware) armor?
 

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Hello everyone.

I've been having this problem for a while.
I lost the CD's to my HP laptop and i need it reinstalled, but when i try, everything just seems not to work.
For starters:
- When i want to boot from the windows CD, it just simply wont, it never finds it.
- So i tryed 2nd option. Use the install thing on the cd while in windows, and i get this msg:

(yes i know it's in danish)
Directly translated:
The installation is unable to continue, because the version of windows currently installed on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.
Since im "not allowed" to boot from my CD what the hell do i do? I dont have a floppy disk drive.
Thank you, Asbj?rn

A:Unable to Format/reinstall (Newer version already installed)

Why are you not allowed to boot from the CD? It's the only way you will be able to reinstall XP.

enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

Make sure you have the 25-digit product code for the Windows XP CD.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up.

The prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

If you do not get that message, and if you have another optical drive, try the XP CD in the other drive.

If you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:
http://www.echoproject.net/en/software/catalog.html

These is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for refer... Read more

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I can't update avast antivirus? i have installed licensed version of antivirus still it causing problem in updating. it was last updated 3 months back. pls anybody suggest me solution.

A:I can't update avast antivirus?

If you can't update your Anti-Virus that means you are infected. We cannot assist you with malware removal here. Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and do those things and post in that part of the forum

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my antivirus won't up date Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5Scan saved at 10:38:04 PM, on 7/17/2016Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)  Boot mode: Normal Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Codebox\BitMeterOS\BitMeterCaptureService.exeC:\Program Files\Codebox\BitMeterOS\BitMeterWebService.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\tinySpell\tinyspell.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

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my computer had 1 antivirus programs. spysweeper installed for 100 dollors/year at the time I bought my computer from Best Buy. Today it expired and I have no money to renew them. I saw something called Kaspersky for free. What shall I do.? Shall I install it or stop using the internet till have the money to install them. I am scared that the program that I will download will be the scam or virus itself. Please help I'm extremely ignorant about those things.
 

A:My computer antivirus protection expired ?Any free version abilable

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I have a Windows XP Home OS on a Toshiba laptop. I had many viruses that I just deleted, using a variety of anti-virus scanners.
I then downloaded the Avast 5.0 free anti-virus program and installed it.
The Avast program indicates that everything is working fine and the virus definitions have updated.
However, Windows little red shield in the task bar says that my virus definitions are out of date.
I have tried to update, but it starts to initialize and then nothing happens.
I don't know if Windows XP doesn't recognize the AVAST program updates, or has to have today's date on them, or if I still have viruses.
The version of definitions I have is 10101100
(Also, don't know if this is the right place for this question.)

Help!

Thanks.

A:Can't update new virus definitions in AVAST 5.0 Free

What firewall are you using?

After installing Avast this last fall I was unable to update the definitions. It turned out to be the firewall I was using, it seems that there are a couple that it doesn't like.

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On April 8, I took down Microsoft Essentials and downloaded free Avast.

I also have Century Link and failed to explore if they had free anti-virus, which turns out, they have Norton.

That said, should I stay with free Avast or transfer to free Norton?

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

what version of norton are they offering for free ?

you will get a lot of different opinion with that question, also products change over time, for example MSE was one of the better products late last year, but is slowly falling down the comparison sites tests.

here are some comparison sites
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
http://www.virusbtn.com/index
 

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My desktop and laptop have updated to Version 1607, Build 14393.187 (Windows 10 Home), and the update conveniently uninstalled three of my favorite programs--Windows Movie Maker 6, Chess Titans, and Spider Solitaire. I had installed Chess Titans and Spider Solitaire successfully in Windows 10 using msgames_win8_x64.msi, but now when I try to reinstall the games, the icons reappear, but the games won't start. The new version won't let me reinstall Windows Movie Maker 6 at all.

Funny thing is that Revo Uninstaller shows both Windows Movie Maker 6 and MS Game for Windows 8 listed as installed.

Is there an additional step or setting that would let me reinstall these programs? Thanks.

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Aug 6, 2012, according to Avira events and quarantine notes, family member watching and downloading various music video and streaming from unknown sites during the day. System is 4+ years old and uses Windows XP Home Edition. Son does not recall which sites he had visited but said that they were considered trustworthy sites according to free version of WOT browsing Tool. Avira virus/malware warning popped up several malware detections while either the computer was simply idle or while surfing the net. We followed the instructions to scan and moved the detected malware to quarantine. Other various malwares were subsequently detected on 8-9-12; 8-10-12; and again today also moved to quarantine. The detections indicate from the Alvira reports that the viruses were found on the C: and E: drives.

I ran free version of Malware Bytes at the inception (8-9-12) of the detected virus and it stated it found 1 virus and moved it to quarantine. Next, I ran SuperAntiVirus Software (free version) and it also found virus and moved it to quarantine. Granted, Malware Bytes and SuperAntivirus do not run in the background on this system and are only used manally as a back up search and removal tool on this computer. I use the free Spyware Blaser software that does run while the computer is on along with the free version of Avira Antivirus. I use the free version of Zone Alarm as my primary firewall along with Router firewall. Finally, just to try and make sure all the malware and/or viruse... Read more

A:Avira free version keeps finding Malware but unable to remove

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I have two computers here at home, a Vista desktop and an XP laptop, and one XP laptop at work with AVG Free 8 installed. I am having trouble on all three with the latest update. Anyone else?

Shoot I didn't see the other post about this. Wish I could delete.....

A:Avg Free Version 8 Update Problems

There are workarounds as you seem to have found, LOL.

But my advice is to replace AVG with AVAST. Protects everything beautifully without any problems.

Cheers

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I have (and am sticking with) AVG 7.5 A/V Free for as long as possible (hopefully the 12/31/08 date will hold!), but I noticed this update today:

AVG Free Banner (Version 493)

What is this? I'm assuming that it has something to do with either the "ad" for 8.0 that is part of the Control Center panel and/or a new popup ad that will start nagging even more. (I seem to remember an older version of this being part of a past update months ago.) Or maybe it's just an updated "ad" with the new date?

I didn't choose to update it yet, and now my systray icon is gray and it says that it's a Priority Update that is ready to be and should be updated. Hmmm...

Thoughts?

Thanks!

UPDATE: Well, whatever it is, it looks like you have to download/install it if you want to get the virus definitions, so I did so. No issues. Just was wondering what that was exactly...

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Hello, I am unable to update my antivirus software (Norton Internet Security) as it cannot connect to the LiveUpdate server even though I am connected to the internet and can access all sites except for those such as Symantec or Microsoft. I've even checked if I was able to websites for free antivirus such as AVG and Avast! but still I am unable to do that. On reading the forum thread posting rules, I tried downloading DDS and GMER but still wasn't able to do so since bleepingcomputer.com and gmer.net was unable to load.

I was however able to use HijackThis, and this log was created:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:42:39, on 8/8/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\GAMECO~1\Common\SWTrayV4.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe
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A:Unable to update antivirus software or access any antivirus websites

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Hi, my PC is running extremely slow and I'm unable to update my Avast and Malwarebytes. My internet connection is working fine, but Avast reports it can't connect to the server. I'm also unable to close Avast. If I attempt to go to the task manager and end it's process I'm given a message that says access denied. I ran Malwarebytes, it found one threat and removed it, but it made no difference. Here are my logs. Thanks.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16455
Run by Nick Spangler at 16:00:44 on 2013-05-02
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2942.1925 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Disabled/Outdated* {98CD50CE-5097-4098-9669-6C401FB3969C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Disabled/Outdated* {23ACB12A-76AD-4F16-ACD9-57326434DC21}
FW: Bitdefender Firewall *Disabled* {A0F6D1EB-1AF8-41C0-BD36-C575E160D1E7}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:Unable to update Avast or Malwarebytes

Hello, and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Please be patient with me during this time.

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Any one else having this problem? It keeps telling me it's out dated but, when I try to update it won't do iy? Thanks!

A:Latest Malwarebytes free version will not update

Turnoff anti virus and close all other applications, if it still will not update remove and reinstall

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In an effort to upgrade my AVG software, my current version was uninstalled and I was not able to install the upgrade. In trying to fix the problem, AVG sent me .exe files to extract and my computer is blocking them. I checked the 'show hidden files' but they are not showing and still blocking.

A:Unable To Extract .exe Files To Reinstall Avg Antivirus Program

Reboot the computer and start tapping the F8 key. When the option presents itself, select safemode and try it from there

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:32:27 p.m., on 6/07/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\NetSupport\NetSupport Manager\client32.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rdpclip.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exeC:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avastUI.exeC:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exeC:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\logon.scrC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exeC:\Documents and Settings\falakikod\Desktop\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://companywebR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\M... Read more

A:Unable to update Avast 5 via proxy server

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions... Read more

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Hello I uninstalled avire anti virus free version & also delete on my registry but it seems this program avira still on my system.  Any suggestion on how to remove this completely. thanks

A:unable to remove avira anti virus free version completely on my system

Does AVIRA offer a uninstaller tool ? If so, did you already use it ?

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I replaced my AVG Version 9 something with :
 
 
AVG Version 2013.0.3272
Virus Data Base 3162/5748 (Tueday, April,16,20132:18 AM)
Link Scanner Version :1591
 
My problem is that the update is around 20 MB and after uploading all night, . .
only around 6 % is loaded,   there must be a problem somewhere ?
 
 
Anyway I have downloaded :
 
Name avg avct stb all 2013 2667 cm10.exe
Publisher: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
Type Application 
 
But Have not Have not Run This:
 
I am wondering maybe tis is a better deal ?
 
Also the working 2013 Version displays the not fully protected warning since it is not updated.
Since there is little I can do while it is uploading I have it disabled, 
I ran the anti-rootkit scan and found this;
 

 
 
Will appreciate your advice on the update problem and please comment on the infection.
 
 
 

A:AVG Free Version 2013 Dial-Up problem with Update

Open topic at this subforum --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/Follow this preparation guide --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Hello friends,right now I am having a little problem with MBAM free version.When I am updating the virus database,the bar which shows the status of the ongoing download process remains blank.But the database gets updated successfully everytime.And even today morning,I was not getting the option of scan via MBAM which I used to get by right clicking on any file or folder.so I did a clean reinstall.This solved the last mentioned problem.But the problem regarding the update stays as it is.Please advise me what to do now?
My specs are-windows 7 service pack 1
intel core i3 second gen
2GB ram
avast! Free antivirus for real time protection.
Windows firewall.
Superantispyware free and MBAM free.
Thank you.

A:A problem with Malwarebytes antimalware free version update

When you're having issues with Malwarebytes, one of the solutions generally suggested by the Help Desk to try first is to uninstall/reinstall as follows:How to fully Uninstall/Reinstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - MBAM Clean Removal Process 2x

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I had Macrium Reflect installed on my grandson's laptop. When I tried to back it up, the program wanted to update. I clicked for it to proceed. It got hung up with the following message:

There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.​
I deleted the installation file, as well as every trace of it on his laptop, then tried to install it again, with the same result. Would appreciate any suggestions.

His laptop is: HP Pavilion dv5-1125nr
OS: Vista Home premium 64 bit
 

A:Macrium Reflect (free version) update DLL problem

Have you tried installing the latest version of Macrium Reflect?
 

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I am trying to download AVG onto my computer and when I click the download button, it says it needs more information like what is the proxy address like if I was not connected to the internet, but I am.  hope someone can help, thanks
 

A:unable to download AVG free antivirus onto my computer

I'm still a fairly new member so I can't give you any technical help, but i have found that the site you download from quite often makes a difference.  You might add that information for the moderator who will help you as well as information about your computer, type, OS, etc.  Good luck.  I've had great luck with AVG.

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Old (2004) Compaq Presario, Win XP Home SP3, MSIE 8, Avast! Internet Security.  WinPatrol, SpywareBlaster, MVPS Hosts file, frequent scans with Malwarebytes AntiMalware.
 
Some days ago I ran an offered "emergency" update of Avast! Internet Security and forgot to uncheck the Google Chrome installation.  It took a couple of tries before the update would go to completion.  Immediate result was inability to access the Internet via MSIE 8.  Temporary fix was to "Repair" the AIS install.  That worked a few times, but now it does not (after what appeared to be an unnecessary Adobe Flash Player install).  I've removed AFP altogether for the time being, but that did not fix the problem.  Google Chrome does not appear among my installed programs, so I cannot remove it - but bing.com is now at the top of the R1 section of the HijackThis log.  Could that be blocking MSIE?  I do not use Bing.
 
When I try to go online with MSIE the program opens, then indicates "this tab has been recovered" (only the first tab, of three) and then closes immediately.  When I try to click on any link, for example in an e-mail message, MSIE opens and immediately closes again (with the usual invitation to report the problem to Microsoft).
 
I can post the HJT log if desired.
 
I am posting this from one of the office computers, since I cannot get online at home (e-mail continues to function normally on the home computer).
 
Thank... Read more

A:Unable to use MSIE 8 after Avast! update w/ failed Google Chrome install

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Was recommeded to install Avast as one of the best free AV programs. When doing that I'm told its on a 60 days trial period - in fact with the new 5.0 version only 30days. After that point I should decide if I want to register and start paying. So what's the deal here, is it free or only free for a period?
 

A:Solved: Avast for free

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1)
 
I have downloaded Win7Vista_151719 an update from intel and have tried installing and restart my laptop several times but the installation doesn't seems to register or take effect.
 
I am only aware of it after i checked with Intel® Driver Update Utility 2.0 again to see if im missing any further updates and it says i still haven't make installation through the downloaded package yet.
 
 
2)
 
further more i would like to ask if there is any recommendations on how to find out if all my other drivers are fully updated. thanks.

A:Unable to update Intel version to Win7Vista_151719

Honestly...the only time that a user needs to update or uninstall drivers (IME) is when a driver is causing problems, IMO.
 
Just like the system BIOS...a working driver is a good driver.
 
Are you having problems of some sort that mandate a driver replacement?
 
Louis

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I started to download the free Avast into my notebook with Windows 7 but I noticed something strange. While doing the downloads, the address window started with www.avast.com. But after going farther, the address bar changed to cnet.com and then to zoombli.com. When I saw zoombli.com, I immediately stopped the downloads. My friend said that zoombli.com could be an infected site trying to sneak into my PC. Did I do the right thing? I cannot download Avast without going to the www.zoombli.com in the address bar.
 

A:Solved: Downloading Free Avast into PC

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My dell desktop came with WIN XP home edition. I formatted the hard drive and installed XP PRO on it. The desktop came with a 256 MB Radeon video card. After I re-installed, I see waving on my screen. I am assuming that is because of improper drivers. I think it is currently using VgaSave. How could I update the drivers? I wasted many hours on this and still cant figure it out....

A:Xp Reinstall - Unable To Update Video Driver

Try going to Device manager (rightclick on my computer, properties, hardware, device manager)and have a look and see if there are any highlighted. If there is it means that your pc is not recognising it. Expand the selection, right click on the highlighted device choose properties, driver tab and update driver then follow the instructions on screen.
The other option is to uninstall the device and use the add new hardware option which will search for and install your video card again.

Hope this helps, this is how i have solved similar problems.

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First, I never know if I'm in the correct forum. If I'm not, I'm very sorry.

Second, I know so little about computers that I never know how to explain my problem. And if you need info from me, you pretty much have to tell me how to get that info.

I've been using avira free antivirus for several months now. I noticed today that it has not updated since Dec 16. I tried updating and it would not do it. I reinstalled and restarted my computer and now I can't even get the umbrella to open. When I try to turn it on, it says my computer is not secure, a service is not working correctly.

I'm using windows xp. And I need aspirin. Oh, I did run malwarebytes and it found 2 bugs and supposedly removed them but still can't run avira. And I also did a scan with avira but I don't remember if that was before I reinstalled or after. I think it was after. It was today, that much I know.

I have received good help here before, so I hope someone can help me. Thanks! Darlene

A:Avira Free Antivirus won't update and now I can't even open the umbrella

Just want to report that I was finally able to update. No clue what happened, but I guess the 100th time was the charm! LOL

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