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Re:What a bad day with comp
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2004, 02:08:15 PM »
The reason is to prevent you guys from running the updater manually... :)

Well maybe not really you guys but all the curious users out there... Running the updater with invalid command line can screw up the installation. It was not meant to be run directly.
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Re:What a bad day with comp
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2004, 02:10:22 PM »
I guess it has a reason, but you'd better ask Kubec about it ;D

As for the check... well, the content of the file is updated during each program update - that's the fact.

Datagg posted in another thread that he could grant access and so avast was updated... It's weird, unless, like you said, the content of the file only changes in program updates, not virus database update.
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Re:What a bad day with comp
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2004, 02:11:51 PM »
The reason is to prevent you guys from running the updater manually... :)

Well maybe not really you guys but all the curious users out there... Running the updater with invalid command line can screw up the installation. It was not meant to be run directly.

Do you mean updating without a valid license key?
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Re:What a bad day with comp
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2004, 02:18:49 PM »
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Do you mean updating without a valid license key?


No. I mean updating by directly running "avast.setup" (or whatever name it would have).
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Re:What a bad day with comp
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2004, 02:24:27 PM »
Does the Home version include the file ashUpd.exe?
If so, why executing avast.setup directly?
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Re:What a bad day with comp
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2004, 02:33:27 PM »
It does not, and even if it did, I'm sure there would be thousands of adventurers who'd be increasing their adrenaline level by running the updater directly... ;D
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Re:What a bad day with comp
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2004, 02:35:21 PM »
It does not, and even if it did, I'm sure there would be thousands of adventurers who'd be increasing their adrenaline level by running the updater directly... ;D

In fact I did it twice in the past  ;D
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