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quakeworld

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How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« on: March 29, 2010, 10:56:35 PM »
I just installed Avast 5 and noticed that there is no date as to when the virus definition has been updated, just a version number.

Is there a way to tell if I have the latest virus definition? Like put the latest virus def. version number on the front page of the website (just like the old site).

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Re: How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 10:59:44 PM »
Ok just found it under the Maintenance/Update menu under Release Date.


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Re: How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 11:16:43 PM »
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Is there a way to tell if I have the latest virus definition? Like put the latest virus def. version number on the front page of the website (just like the old site).
Virus update history
http://www.avast.com/virus-update-history-2010

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Re: How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 02:41:37 AM »
You can sign up for email notification of updates at http://www2.avast.com/eng/avast-subscription-service.html
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Re: How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 03:54:30 PM »
Gopher John: I'm getting this message from the link you provided: Object not found!

The requested URL was not found on this server. The link on the referring page seems to be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page about the error.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.  Error 404


Pondus: seems the link isn't updated much about the updates  ;) it shows the latest definition to be 30.3.2010 - 100330-1.
On my avast maintenance/update is shows 100402-0 updated 4/2 to be the latest...


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Re: How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 04:01:01 PM »
@quakeworld

The link became unavailable shortly after I posted it.  I haven't been able to find another.  Also, even though I haven't unsubscribed from the email list, I am no longer receiving email notifications.

Avast is updating fine in my install, and my definitions match what you posted.

Is anyone still getting email notifications from Avast??

Does anyone have a valid active link to subscribe with, and willing to post it here?

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Re: How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 04:33:14 PM »
Is anyone still getting email notifications from Avast??

Does anyone have a valid active link to subscribe with, and willing to post it here?

No, last one was from 29/03/2010

I think the whole www2 domain is gone now... http://www2.avast.com simply redirects to the normal site...

Shame, I liked that service...

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Re: How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 07:08:20 PM »
Is anyone still getting email notifications from Avast??

Does anyone have a valid active link to subscribe with, and willing to post it here?

No, last one was from 29/03/2010

I think the whole www2 domain is gone now... http://www2.avast.com simply redirects to the normal site...

Shame, I liked that service...

So did I.  And with http://www.avast.com/virus-update-history-2010 not being kept current, if one has had trouble with updates, it leaves much doubt in their minds.  OTOH, not knowing may cause less postings about being out of date. ::)
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Re: How To Tell If I Have Latest Virus Definition Version
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 07:26:26 PM »
Yes the www2 was very handy and IMHO should never been removed without the corresponding link being active and before any removal a period of time redirecting to the current active page.
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