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makan

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user agent
« on: July 11, 2008, 09:54:55 AM »
hello

is there any way to change useragent that used by avast update?
i need to change it since my network administrator allow any connection from Mozila FireFox only

 ???   :'(

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Re: user agent
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 02:17:36 PM »
Hmmm... avast does not need a browser connection to update (neither IE nor Firefox).
I don't think it's possible. Are you using avast Home or Pro?
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makan

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Re: user agent
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 06:09:17 AM »
i'm using avast Home

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Re: user agent
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 06:55:31 AM »
IE is a listed avast! installation requirement to view the 'Help' files only. It is not involved in updates.
avast! 'Home' is for non-commercial home use only. If there's a Network Administrator, it's not non-commercial, you need to use 'Pro' and consider Distributed Network Manager.

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makan

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Re: user agent
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 09:55:37 AM »
IE is a listed avast! installation requirement to view the 'Help' files only. It is not involved in updates.
avast! 'Home' is for non-commercial home use only. If there's a Network Administrator, it's not non-commercial, you need to use 'Pro' and consider Distributed Network Manager.



when i ask my office network admin to disable "browser check:" on firewall (IPCop) for a while, my avast! Home can perform update without any problem.

yes, i know avast! 'Home' is for non-commmercial home use only. i bring my laptop to office just because i want to online update for avast and some other program. and this laptop is for personal use only.

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Re: user agent
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008, 05:13:23 AM »
Makan, sorry, this question (why is this happening?) should be done to your 'network admin' as I can't imagine or guess a solution.
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Re: user agent
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2008, 10:21:05 AM »
when i ask my office network admin to disable "browser check:" on firewall (IPCop) for a while, my avast! Home can perform update without any problem.

Makan,
If you start Internet Explorer so it is on line and showing your home page, I think you may find that you can update Avast. I believe the browser check is looking for IE being active.