v184.108.40.206 Viewer seemed to install OK on one W7 machine: It can see hosts (all still at v220.127.116.11), and can control at least one of them.
However, on trying to do a remote install of the host to a test machine, with Remote Utilities security, I got a fail message:- ***** Start of log ***** Date: 16/07/2022 19:51:44 Action: install/upgrade. Checking files of the Host. Host files not found! This happened both when trying to install v18.104.22.168 host, and also later when trying to install v22.214.171.124 host.
I also tried remote installs from a different viewr which is still at v126.96.36.199.. Remote install of host v188.8.131.52 succeeded as usual. Remote install of host v184.108.40.206 reported success, but I wa sthen unable to connect to that host. Further inspection showd that the host v220.127.116.11 had been uninstalled, bit v18.104.22.168 has NOT been installed in its place
Manual re-install of v22.214.171.124 using the .exe installer on that machine fortunately worked
I now see that v126.96.36.199 has just been released. I'll download that and see if these problems are also fixed and report back
v188.8.131.52 fixed the "Host files not found!" problem above, but I found that Avast had quarnteened parts of the viewer. That was easy to fix.
Trying to update the host on my test machine consistently failed due to Avast false positives (which I have not yet worked out how to get around). Fortunately that machine is in the same room with me, so I can see what's happening. Trying remote install failed to update, but left host v184.108.40.206 running. Trying simple update appears to have stopped the host, or maybe uninstalled it; I have not yet checked on that.
I'll maybe wait a few days before trying further host updates, in the hope that false positives will have stopped.
We have sent false positive reports to Avast. As always (pardon my sarcasm here) the allmighty "security experts" and their algorithms are incapable of joining the dots and figure out that it's just an update of an existing product signed with the same digital signature rather than a new virus or trojan :)