AOL AVS (KAV) updates working again?

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I believe the updates are working again, without the need to modify
the hosts file. I was at a client today whose updates weren't working,
modified the hosts file and updated his system. Went to do likewise
with his wife's computer and it was right up-to-date! Just tried
restoring the hosts file on my wife's computer and doing the update
and it updated, using the aol mirror for a second or two, then usig
Kaspersky's servers for the rest. Anyone else notice this?

Larry


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What change to the hosts file?

Also Is it still possible to download the installer, say from
oldsoftware.com - I've not bothered looking since AOL changed the
provider
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On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 03:35:28 -0500, Mike  

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You need a registration key which you cannot get any more. No need to  
change the hosts file.

Shutdown AOL AVS from the tray. Then simply go to the config file and  
remove the two AOL entries. Hang on to the registration key because I've  
heard that Kaspersky asks for it once a year.

The path for mine is: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application  
Data\AOL\AVP6\Data\aol-updcfg.xml

Use a text editor to open and modify the file. The two top lines in mine  
had AOL in the url. After removing them, the program updated and added two  
new lines with newaol to this file. It is updating fine though it did ask  
for a reboot after the first update. I suppose this is when the two new  
lines were added.

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<UpdaterSettingsSection>

<sites_list>
    <site2 url="ftp://download.newaol.com/avs/update/mirror /"  
    diff_url="diffs" weight="10000001" region="*" />
    <site2 url="http://download.newaol.com/avs/update/mirror /"  
    diff_url="diffs" weight="10000000" region="*" />
    <site2 url="http://dnl-us3.kaspersky-labs.com "             diff_url="diffs"  
weight="100" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="http://dnl-us4.kaspersky-labs.com "             diff_url="diffs"  
weight="100" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="http://dnl-eu5.kaspersky-labs.com "             diff_url="diffs"  
weight="100" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="ftp://dnl-us3.kaspersky-labs.com "             diff_url="diffs"  
weight="100" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="ftp://dnl-us4.kaspersky-labs.com "             diff_url="diffs"  
weight="100" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="ftp://dnl-eu5.kaspersky-labs.com "             diff_url="diffs"  
weight="100" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="http://downloads1.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="http://downloads2.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="http://downloads3.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="http://downloads4.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="http://downloads5.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="ftp://downloads1.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="ftp://downloads2.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="ftp://downloads3.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="ftp://downloads4.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
    <site2 url="ftp://downloads5.kaspersky-labs.com /"         diff_url="diffs"  
weight="1" region="klr" />
</sites_list>

<UpdatePeriod SuccPeriod="120" FailPeriod="10" />

</UpdaterSettingsSection>

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Edit the HOSTS file to include "127.0.0.1 download.newaol.com"
(without the quotes), shut down and restart the computer. When AVS
starts, richt-click the AVS icon in Systray and click Update. One used
to get errors and a message that signatures were invalid, and could
not continue. Now it redirects to the Kaspersky servers. The HOSTS
file change prevents the program from downloading the signatures that
trigger that message, and the downloads work without problem coming
from the KL.

If you already downloaded the installer and have the e-mail with the
registration key, you can re-install the program but that won't extend
the license. It would be interesting to try it after running the
Kaspersky removal program
(http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208279463 ). I don't believe one
can get a new installer.

Larry


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On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 03:35:28 -0500, Mike

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As long as you still have your activation key, you can download it from here:
http://file.softsea.com/Antivirus_Software/AVS_621.zip


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Forbidden...you don't have permission


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Well, it did work for me earlier.
Try it from this page: http://www.softsea.com/review/Active-Virus-Shield.html
Then click the download link.
I download it from there yesterday without any problem.


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On 9/8/2007 2:32 PM, Allan Higdon after much thought,came up with this
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Link is working(downloading now)
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You do not need to modify the hosts file. Simply go to the config file and  
remove the two AOL entries. Hang on to the registration key because I've  
heard that Kaspersky asks for it once a year.

The path for mine is: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application  
Data\AOL\AVP6\Data\aol-updcfg.xml

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Bear Bottoms a exposé le 08/09/2007 :
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The updates are working without problems since 3 last days (from AOL).
I use AVS 2.5

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Hmmmm. As of yesterday, mine was not updating until I made the above  
change. Now I will never know for my system eh?


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Jo, thanks for that confirmation!

BTW, I have Bear Bottoms kill-filed, so only saw his post while
reading this one. I had edited the aol-updcfg.xml but a new one gets
downloaded during the update, replacing the edited version, so the
HOSTS file edit was required. Irrelevant, as it now works without
changes to either file.

Larry


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Once the change is made to the cfg file, it remains functional.


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With all the posts lately about how to get the updates working again, I decided
to try AVS again. I had already uninstalled it, using Total Uninstall to make
sure I removed it completely. Since I had already deleted the installer, I had
to find a download site that still offered it from their server.
I found it here - http://www.softsea.com/review/Active-Virus-Shield.html
This version (6.0.2.621) was slightly newer version than the one I had been
using. After entering the activation key, my license now doesn't expire until
9/5/2008. Also, the updates are working fine using the AOL servers. :)


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to try AVS again. I had already uninstalled it, using Total Uninstall to make
sure I removed it completely. Since I had already deleted the installer, I had
to find a download site that still offered it from their server.
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using. After entering the activation key, my license now doesn't expire until
9/5/2008. Also, the updates are working fine using the AOL servers. :)

Allan, thanks for this info. I had understood (incorrectly) that the
download is encoded with the matching license key. I thought I had
tried to install one I had downloaded for general use, and used the
key in the client's e-mail, but it didn't accept it. I will try again,
using your advice. The reason this would be great, is that it would
save the lenthy download of the program for dial-up users, and it
extends the license period.

BTW, has anyone tried uninstalling, running the KAV cleaner to rid all
traces of the previous install (I hope) and re-installing? If that
works, that would be terrific!

Cheers,
Larry


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K-AVS used to leave it's data in the streams of every singe NTFS file
on the system.  Does it still do this?

If it does then Total Uninstall probably didn't track that.


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decided to try AVS again. I had already uninstalled it, using Total Uninstall to
make sure I removed it completely. Since I had already deleted the installer, I
had to find a download site that still offered it from their
server.
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using. After entering the activation key, my license now doesn't expire until
9/5/2008. Also, the updates are working fine using the AOL servers. :)
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I unintalled August 31 after several efforts to make the update
function work. On Friday evening I reinstalled AVS. It works perfectly.
I did not change any config files. I just reinstalled from my saved
install program and added the registration number. No change what so
ever was made to the HOSTS file. About 3 mb. of updates and program
update were downloaded after the installation.

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Excellent! Thanks for that report, James.

Cheers!


Off topic: Adding command line argument to make AVS automatically scan downloads

I'm using Free Download Manager and one of the options is for it to
automatically open AVS and scan the downloaded file. When I download
it will automatically open AVS but it doesn't scan the downloaded
file. I'm enclosing a link to show what the Argument box has entered.
I'm sure there has to be something else added to make AVS scan the
file but haven't a clue what it might be. Any help would be
appreciated.
[IMG]http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m174/hicountryrider/test /
avs_argument.gif[/IMG]

BTW, I've had no problem updating AVS and my aol-updcfg.xml  file is
still the original with the first two lines pointing to AOL sites.


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