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Offline Yezinki

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Auto upgarde?
« on: January 13, 2009, 03:02:56 AM »
Hi there,

Does one have to uninstall the previous version of Avast Home, when a newer is released?

Or is the older automatically updated?

Thanks!
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Re: Auto upgarde?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 04:34:44 AM »
No.  You don't need to uninstall Avast! in order to update the program.  However, if you'd like it to be automatically updated, you need to configure it.  Right click on the icon on the taskbar and click on "Menu", Settings, Update (Basic) and select auto at program.  However, I'd recommend you leaving it "ask", which is by default, if I remember correctly.

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Re: Auto upgarde?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 04:41:06 AM »
Thanks Rumpel, I appreciate your assistance.
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Re: Auto upgarde?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 04:42:12 AM »
By the way an idea when 4.8 shall be updated?
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Re: Auto upgarde?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 04:48:19 AM »
It's been 4.8 quite a while.  The latest is 4.8.1296, which is out since November 26, 2008 and not so many people seem to be complaining of it.  So, I guess it's OK if you update to the latest version.
cf http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-4-home_pro-revision-history.html

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Re: Auto upgarde?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 02:31:40 AM »
No.  You don't need to uninstall Avast! in order to update the program.  However, if you'd like it to be automatically updated, you need to configure it.  Right click on the icon on the taskbar and click on "Menu", Settings, Update (Basic) and select auto at program.  However, I'd recommend you leaving it "ask", which is by default, if I remember correctly.


Does this still apply when updating avast from 4.8.1296 to 4.8.1335? Do I need to uninstall 4.8.1296 first?

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Re: Auto upgarde?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 02:35:44 AM »
No. Same as usual  :)
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Re: Auto upgarde?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 11:37:25 PM »
Does this still apply when updating avast from 4.8.1296 to 4.8.1335?
Yes.

Do I need to uninstall 4.8.1296 first?
No.
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