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Offline Go Pack Go

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Re: How Often Does Avast 5 Auto Update?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 04:56:55 AM »
Uncheck that option for some weird reason that stops the check.

Does Alwil know about this and are they going to fix it?
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Re: How Often Does Avast 5 Auto Update?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2010, 07:52:40 AM »
Altered update settings through GUI.
Set mine to I connect through internet modem & direct connection no proxy.
Set update time interval to 10mins. Connected to internet and waited 10mins Avast did update after that as noted hard drive activity and voice notification.
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Re: How Often Does Avast 5 Auto Update?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 04:05:49 PM »
Uncheck that option for some weird reason that stops the check.

Does Alwil know about this and are they going to fix it?

I don't know if that is by design or not, as by default both options are unchecked, so it should work if you have dial-up or always on connection.
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Re: How Often Does Avast 5 Auto Update?
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 04:25:27 PM »
It would be nice if the Avast website lists the updates by date/time so one could check if they have the latest.  Does anyone know if v4.8 and v5.* update releases are syncronized?

I miss the way the old website posted the status of VPS updates.
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Re: How Often Does Avast 5 Auto Update?
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2010, 05:01:36 PM »
I don't know if two are the same, just that some elements of the update aren't used by 4.8, so I quess those could be stripped out, so after testing they could be released to both at the same time. Though if you do a manual download of the full VPS there is a difference, http://www.avast.com/download-update. There is quite a big difference in size too, with 4.8 at 32MB and 5.0 at 28MB, so it looks like the 5.0 VPS is more efficient, perhaps due the the new algorithmic, heuristic signatures.

That has already been reported and acknowledged and they will get on to it. As you might imagine the complete revamp of the web site to come in line with avast 5.0 release must have been a huge task. I'm sure this isn't the only thing needing attention on the new site, so I guess we will have to await its update in line with their other priorities.

Whilst the new page is there it doesn't yet include the 2010 updates.
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Re: How Often Does Avast 5 Auto Update?
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2010, 05:46:48 PM »
Yes, I had noticed the difference in the full VPS downloads.  I attributed it to better optimization of the updating process in V5.  Even the incremental updates are faster, though I don't know if those files are smaller also.

I certainly can appreciate the fact that a complete revamp of the website is a monumental task.  I'm also looking forward to the new manual for Avast Free/Pro Antivirus.  Patience is a virtue, and some of us are more virtuous that others. :D
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Re: How Often Does Avast 5 Auto Update?
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2010, 05:52:53 PM »
As the Vulture said, 'Patience my ass I'm going to kill something.' ;D
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