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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: mark_f on March 18, 2003, 04:34:05 AM

Title: got the free avast! 4 home edition - now what?
Post by: mark_f on March 18, 2003, 04:34:05 AM
I've downloaded and installed avast! 4 home edition (free), but how do I update the scanner database, which files need updating, etc.? The help files on the support site are not very good and not very clear - I can't even see support files for avast! 4. And I thought Kaspersky had a bad GUI and support...  :(
Title: Re:got the free avast! 4 home edition - now what?
Post by: eda on March 18, 2003, 01:27:19 PM
Hi Mark,

updating of avast! virus database and avast! itself is simple automatic task. If you use default settings and you are connected to internet then:

1. avast! checks after connection and every 4 hours for new version of virus database - it needs about 100 bytes of trafic
2. if there is the new incremental file (1 to 100 KB), it's downloaded, the virus database file is updated and reloded to avast!

You can check for new update and download it by clicking to the flash icon. The similar technology is used for program update too. But program update needs a computer restart.

Maybe it helps      Eduard