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Offline krypton

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update internet security
« on: December 11, 2010, 04:10:55 PM »
i have not updated my internet security from last 2 months so i m now  vps update from http://www.avast.com/download-update

is that update contains all definitions till today? and how to put that file in avast?
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 04:25:13 PM »
It contains the complete virus definitions up to the time it was updated on the server, I would guess that it is fairly up to date. In any case a manual update from the avastUI would pick up any incremental updates from that date.

The file downloaded is an executable and you just run it as any executable to update avast. You may have to disable the avast self-defence module first.
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 04:33:53 PM »
u mean i have to double click on that file which i downloaded now, and how to disable self defence module?
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 04:37:40 PM »
Yes, the same as you would to run any .exe file.

I said you may have to disable it, try it first and see if it works, if not then you have to. AvastUI, Settings, Troubleshooting, and uncheck the entry for it, see image.
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 06:52:32 PM »
I see WINDOWS XP SP2 ::)

Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 ends on July 13, 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean31
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 07:39:08 PM »
I see WINDOWS XP SP2 ::)

Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 ends on July 13, 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean31
i changed to sp3  8)
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 07:42:33 PM »
i updated ais

current version is 101211-1

update program is 5.0.677

is this latest definition?how to check if it is latest or old?
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 07:56:25 PM »
You are as up-to-date as I am, same definition and version number.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 07:56:47 PM »
1. Update your signature to indicate XP SP3 and you won't get people 'yokenny' telling you it is out of date.

2. The virus definitions version is in the form of a date, YY (year) MM (month) DD (day) -0 (first update of that day or -1 3nd update) 101211-1 = 11th December 2010 2nd update of the day. So it is fairly easy at a cursory look that yours is up to date or certainly for that day.

3. You can do a manual update check for the Program and that checks you have the latest program version (doesn't look for beta versions unless you are using it) and virus definitions.
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 08:09:31 PM »
i updated now.

is there any way to backup virus definitons from my avast so that i dont have to download whole definition setup again for next time.
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2010, 08:26:37 PM »
Happy to see a WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE user here.

The 2010 virus update history:
http://www.avast.com/virus-update-history-2010
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2010, 08:52:40 PM »
i want to backup avast definitions from my avast software.is there any file in alwil software folder so i can copy it for next time.

in some av having that feature  to backup downloaded definiton files ;)
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2011, 10:23:02 AM »
nobody said?i want to copy file in which definitions stored.
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2011, 11:26:24 AM »
Why?
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Re: update internet security
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 08:36:09 AM »
Sorry, the definitions are not stored in one file and the program doesn't support just "copying them back" in the case of restore - it would probably damage the program state.

 

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