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Why Silent vs Normal in Update?
« on: June 22, 2006, 06:23:29 PM »
I noticed someone recommends going to Settings, Update (Basic), Details - and checking "silent" vs "normal" so that you get notified of updates of the virus definitions.

I looked and mine is set to "normal."

Why would "normal" not notify you of update. Please explain a little to me.  Should I change mine to Silent?


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Re: Why Silent vs Normal in Update?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 07:23:46 PM »
The Normal running mode should show notifications, etc. Silent as it suggests would not display notifications. Changing it to silent wouldn't be advised if you want to be advised of updates.
It would also only notify you if an update happened rather than simply a check for updates, but over the last few days there has been a regular stream of VPS updates.

Have you read the avast help file (Settings, Update (Basic) Page ?
Running mode. This setting controls the behavior of manual updates. Automatic updates are always "silent".
  #Normal. When an update is performed, avast! will display a summary. Optionally, the progress of the update can be shown.
  #Silent. The updates will be performed completely on background, no messages will be shown.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2006, 07:25:59 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Why Silent vs Normal in Update?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 07:25:36 PM »
i'm just like umine is set to normal and i am bein notified with the blue square tellin me an update has been made and i thought that by putting it to silent i won't be tell about the updates but it seems that it's not i am confused ??? and i join you to ask for some explanations.. ::) ;)