Starting yesterday, one of our Windows 8.1 Pro desktops started getting a warning from Windows Action Center that Avast is not up to date. I clicked update, say Yes I trust this publisher, but nothing seems to happen. When I try to update Avast manually, it says it is already up to date.Today the same thing started happening on a Windows 7 Pro laptop. It asks if I want to update Avast, I say yes, and Avast insists that it IS up to date. I followed advice from a YouTube video by Bob G, to disable Avast shields for 10 minutes and then re-enable them, but that has no effect. Any advice on this?
Through my research, it turns out that the actual issue is definitely a bug within the Windows Action Center, and it can present itself with either of these warnings: “A/V out of date” or “A/V not found”. This occurs with many different A/V vendors’ products, and here is the easiest way to deal with this issue for Windows 7 systems:
- From inside the Control Panel, open the Window’s “Action Center”
- Click “Change Action Center Settings”, and then, under Security Messages, clear the check box for “Virus protection”, and click OK.
- The Avast anti-virus will now self manage updates and will use the Avast tray icon for all anti-virus updates including the “Out of date” notification.
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