Avasta failed update disables programs
Last week , an update made available for old Avast programs intended for business and home customers in version 8 and earlier led to immobilization of many programs in the operating system. The error was reported on the manufacturer's forum and concerned the 150506-3 update, which led to incorrect recognition of many system DLL files as Win32: Kryptik-PFA. Update 150506-5 has already solved the problem.
The treated DLL files as a threat were quarantined causing extensive problems with the operation or running of installed programs. The problem mainly concerned business solutions, where long producer support is more important than new functionalities and new versions of programs.
We also mentioned recently that Avast on 31 May will definitively end support for Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier versions 8.0.1497 and earlier. So maybe it's time to do the same with business versions? Of course with the possibility of a free upgrade to a newer version.
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