Avast and VPS 42040 ??

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  1. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    Hi, Can anybody throw any light on this problem.
    I am Running Win XP on my PC, with Kerio 4.2 firewall and have had Avast Home running trouble free for maybe 3 years now.........until last week. Everything was going fine, PC shut down normally one evening and then the next day-- big trouble. Which was strange because nothing was modified or changed- to my knowledge. I tried to boot up and the PC would'nt boot, took me a while to root out the problem, I found that Avast said it was 'encountering a RPC problem'. I booted in safe mode and tried to repair Avast with no luck, eventually uninstalled, cleaned the registry and re installed with a 'new' copy of Avast. Everything worked fine again for 3 days, when the PC would'nt boot again, this time Avast 'said' VPS 42040 file destroyed. I had to uninstall Avast again and afterwards the PC booted fine. I googled this error ref and also looked in Avast forums. It seems quite a few people are having this problem lately, but no answers as to why. 42040 was stated as being a file with a wrong compression ?? Apart from that I dont know what may be causing this series of problems. I have now uninstalled Avast and have installed AVG which is running trouble free. I do like Avast though and particularly miss the Webshield, it would be a shame not to have Avast anymore.
    Any ideas anybody??
    Thanks Gordon
     
  2. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Have you posted on the Avast forum? I hate to hear this as Avast Home has been my fall back AV for a fair number of years, and has always run without problems.
    If you find the solution, please post it.

    Regards,
    Jerry

     
  3. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    Thanks, there seems to be some sort of answer here...............

    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=967bcd68f3c54f431c66baf07f024f9f&topic=5135.msg37571

    with this workaround,

    Re:vps file was destroyed
    Please open the file <avast>\setup\setup.ini, and in the [Parts] section, change the line that says
    part.vps=vps-42403
    to e.g.
    part.vps=vps-42402
    Then reinvoke the VPS update.

    There is no reply so I dont know if it works. Maybe have to try ??...when I get time. !!
    Cheers Gordon
     
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    ghodgson Registered Member

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