running xp pro sp2, the other day got a security warning that my avast was out of date any attempts to update failed as did uninstall (until i went into safe mode and removed it)came off line and re-installed from desktop, i got the same errors and suddenly a brief pop up appeared stating updating, i think all might be ok but i am not sure, there used to be a blue pop up just after booting up saying "updated" this does not happen anymore, also i now get a mail alert with a siren sound which i did not have before,have checked settings and they are as follows:- build may 2007 4.7.1001 vps file compilation 5/8/2007 file vers 000763.5
Is the folder on the desktop the original folder you first used to install Avast? I'm thinking that maybe there's some corruption there and that you might need to delet it and re-download. Then try an uninstall-reinstall.
sorry for the late response, just got back from manchester, the latest is i followed brundles info and downloaded both to desk top, came off line and used the uninstaller and re booted then reinstalled the latest version from desktop and followed all instructions only to be met with widows security centre saying avast could be out of date and me also being unable to obtain any web pages "cannot be displayed" however i have now system restored to before all this mornings work and now have the original 1001 version installed but still the windows security warning about avast being out of date but web pages now ok
after more digging about i found that my sygate firewall had been disabled but somehow still stopped avast working it has now updated to the latest, will give it 24 hrs then close if all ok thanks to all.
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