Avast not updating automatically on Vista



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Avast not updating automatically on Vista

Postby J » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 05:58:16 GMT

I'm using Vista Home Basic.
Avast 4.8 FREE
I have it set to do an signature file update automatically.
However, it never does an update automatically.
If I run it manually, it works fine.
Any ideas?
No errors in the event viewer.

Re: Avast not updating automatically on Vista

Postby SIW2 » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 07:46:42 GMT


Mine updates automatically - I set the program to update automatically

Have you looked in the Updates (connections ) window ? I leave both of
those unchecked.



Re: Avast not updating automatically on Vista

Postby Shahan_ogLy » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 10:45:35 GMT

bro, my advice to u is to use KAspersky
all other are not good enough as it


-gone for happiness chasing-

RE: Avast not updating automatically on Vista

Postby TWljayBNdXJwaHk » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 12:47:00 GMT

I've never had any problems with Avast free.
Uninstall it, then reinstall it.
It is compatible with vista 32bit and 64bit.
Mad Mike

Re: Avast not updating automatically on Vista

Postby savant.aire » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 05:52:18 GMT

i had avast for a while and it worked fine.. i'd recommend NOD32
it's pretty lean, and efficient. Kapersky is a beast on the resources
if that's a concern you're having.


Re: Avast not updating automatically on Vista

Postby nollert » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 01:39:26 GMT

I have the same problem with the avast update. I am running vista home
premium - 64 bit version. I also have the same problem with automatic
updates from Taxcut. I suspect there is something in vista security or
networking causing the problem,probably unique to the 64 bit version.
Anyone have any ideas?


RE: Avast not updating automatically on Vista

Postby RWxkZW4gRGVkZXJzY2hlY2s » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 03:28:26 GMT

What version are you using? According the official website you must use 
version 4.7.892 or above on Windows Vista.


Re: Avast not updating automatically on Vista

Postby nollert » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 03:33:49 GMT

I'm using version 4.8.1296 (December 2008 build)


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