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Allow access to your updates
« on: May 22, 2006, 09:16:35 PM »
I want to lock down Internet Explorer at a business so that the user can't browse, yet the avast! program can update normally.  What address should I put in "Trusted Sites" for the updates?  Thanks.

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Re: Allow access to your updates
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2006, 10:00:54 PM »
avast doesn't use IE to get updates (only used for help files), ensure that your firewall allows access to avast.setup.
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Re: Allow access to your updates
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2006, 10:10:03 PM »
In the "Connection" tab, I set a proxy (they don't use one), which blocks all internet access, but it also blocks the update.  If I remove the fake proxy info...the software updates okay.  I'm trying to find another way to block user internet access.

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Re: Allow access to your updates
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2006, 10:21:26 PM »
Why not block outbound connection by IE in your firewall.

You can check out the C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup\servers.def file which gives a listing of current servers used for updates (lots to spread server load) they usually begin with downloadxx.avast.com xx being a one or two digit number. So you could simply use avast.com as trusted.
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