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No popup update virus def?
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:53:28 PM »
No pop-up update of the virus datatbase?
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 04:55:08 PM »
It's enabled by default so it should be there. Unless if you're using my config file or you've disabled it yourself...
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 04:56:56 PM »
Same here...!!!!!!!
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 05:00:22 PM »
It's enabled by default so it should be there. Unless if you're using my config file or you've disabled it yourself...


And according to you, if I were to choose to turn it off, which is why I had to ask on the forum? You think I'm sleeping? :o
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 05:03:20 PM »
Hi, I miss those antivirus popup too - alerting  you that your virus distinctions  have been updated

I was told that in avast 2015 they was removed - I hope avast changes their minds ad re-enables it..

see this post  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=157589.msg1138441#msg1138441

Thread link https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=157589.0

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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 05:04:09 PM »
Developer said that they have disabled it since it's inaccurate. Why? Because streaming updates update virus database 100's of time a day.
We'll see if they bring it back in future versions. Perhaps they add something like:
"In the past 24 hours, virus database has been updated 352 times" or similar.

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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 05:08:27 PM »
Developer said that they have disabled it since it's inaccurate. Why? Because streaming updates update virus database 100's of time a day.
We'll see if they bring it back in future versions. Perhaps they add something like:
"In the past 24 hours, virus database has been updated 352 times" or similar.

Ooook, now i understand!
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 05:10:02 PM »
Thanks     xsteveuk2.
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 05:11:21 PM »
I didn't know about this change either (since i had update popups disabled anyway as i found them unnecessary). I only need to be notified if i'm not getting updates for whatever reason, otherwise i prefer not to be bothered. So, i like the change from the start...
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 05:19:48 PM »
perhaps when right clicking on the avast icon on the windows tray  there could be a link added
That links to the component status - so can see update status of last 24 hours

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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 05:35:25 PM »
perhaps when right clicking on the avast icon on the windows tray  there could be a link added
That links to the component status - so can see update status of last 24 hours

Some time ago it was muted that the right click menu of the tray icon was going to be reviewed/expanded, etc. But it doesn't appear to have happened yet.
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2014, 06:09:30 PM »
Hi all,

yes we tried to be more silent in this version and show you just really important information. (and I admit sometimes ads in free version, in paid version you can turn them off via Settings). So there isn't any VPS updated message, less frequent messages about new version and less frequent messages from Software Updater.

Yes the systray menu will be changed in next version in few months.

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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2014, 06:20:00 PM »
Thanks for all of that Martinz :)
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Re: No popup update virus def?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2014, 07:08:25 PM »
Like RejZor, I normally had them disabled anyway.

Avast, if you do choose to resurrect some kind of database update notification, please retain the configurability so those of us who prefer not to be interrupted from our other activities can continue in this manner.

Thanks.

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