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Offline Annie M

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Softwware updater
« on: July 17, 2013, 11:38:56 PM »
The software updater keeps popping up, even though I never use it and have tried repeatedly to turn it off. It's annoying, and I don't want it deciding for me what I want to update. How do I get rid of the silly thing? :(

Offline Pondus

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Re: Softwware updater
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 11:40:58 PM »
controlpanel > ad/remove programs >avast > uninstall > change option....remove the module you dont want


Offline ManFromOz

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Re: Softwware updater
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 08:06:52 AM »
The software updater keeps popping up, even though I never use it and have tried repeatedly to turn it off. It's annoying, and I don't want it deciding for me what I want to update. How do I get rid of the silly thing? :(


In my humble opinion Secunia PSI is a better tool to make sure your system has the latest security patches.

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/


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Re: Softwware updater
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 09:25:33 AM »
it's very easy to setup some software to be ignored in the software updater ...

but imho, considering 2/3 of the software covered by Avast!'s Software Updater is crucial for system security then ignoring such warning blindly would lead sooner or later to troubles
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Re: Softwware updater
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2013, 12:13:31 PM »
The software updater keeps popping up, even though I never use it and have tried repeatedly to turn it off. It's annoying, and I don't want it deciding for me what I want to update. How do I get rid of the silly thing? :(


In my humble opinion Secunia PSI is a better tool to make sure your system has the latest security patches.

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

Your humble opinion on secunia is wrong.The latest version is very buggy and does not find ALL updates.
In fact there does seem to be a chronic shortage of free updating programs.
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Offline ManFromOz

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Re: Softwware updater
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2013, 12:48:16 PM »
The software updater keeps popping up, even though I never use it and have tried repeatedly to turn it off. It's annoying, and I don't want it deciding for me what I want to update. How do I get rid of the silly thing? :(


In my humble opinion Secunia PSI is a better tool to make sure your system has the latest security patches.

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

Your humble opinion on secunia is wrong.The latest version is very buggy and does not find ALL updates.
In fact there does seem to be a chronic shortage of free updating programs.

I never mentioned the latest version, with that I agree.   FWIW, I use PSI 2.