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firstjohn3one

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virus cleaner updates?
« on: July 11, 2004, 06:57:23 AM »
Hi - my daughter is using this on her PC - seems to be doing the job! Question on the virus cleaner program - we downloaded and ran that. How is that tool/software updated on our PC - auto or do we keep downloading it when we want to run it??  Thx..  Doug

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Re:virus cleaner updates?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2004, 08:28:58 AM »
You download it each time. Its not too big,so i think size shouldn't be a problem. They update it when some new worm is released,but they don't do this for each and every worm,just for those that are toughest of all.
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Re:virus cleaner updates?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2004, 09:35:37 AM »
Hey RejZoR or anyone else, how is the Avast Virus Cleaner updated when using the Pro version of Avast?

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2004, 09:46:17 AM »
i'm kind of confused here ???

is firstjohn3one talking about the removal tool or avast program itself?

how about you namor?...which one are you refering to?

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Re:virus cleaner updates?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2004, 10:07:35 AM »
Well I know of the free removal tool at this site called "avast! Virus Cleaner" , which is updated by download the newest version from here ( http://www.avast.com/eng/products/free_software/cleaner/avast_virus_cleaner.html ). Well I just noticed that the Pro version of avast! seem to have the "Virus Cleaner" tool integrated with it (well it appears that way to me). The "Virus Cleaner" is listed under "File" while using the "enhanced user interface". So my question way how is it updated.

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Re:virus cleaner updates?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2004, 10:35:33 AM »
The one integrated is updated with VPS i guess. Only someone from alwil can confirm this for sure.
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Re:virus cleaner updates?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2004, 10:39:59 AM »
i see...i got it now namor...

but then i'm not too sure about it too just like rejzor

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Re:virus cleaner updates?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2004, 01:12:16 PM »
Yes, a special version of avast! Virus Cleaner is stored inside the avast! VPS file - so it's updated during a VPS update (when the Virus Cleaner actually is updated, of course).

However, avast! Virus Cleaner is a simple "remover" for a limited number of common worms/viruses. It doesn't have any resident protection itself, no archive scanning, etc - so I'm rather worried about the original post: "my daughter is using this on her PC". It's not a program you are supposed to be used "continuously".

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2004, 01:37:33 PM »
Thanks everyone...  :)

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2004, 05:33:22 AM »
>>>>>>>>>Yes, a special version of avast! Virus Cleaner is stored inside the avast! VPS file - so it's updated during a VPS update (when the Virus Cleaner actually is updated, of course).<<<<<<<<<<<<

   Right - I understand she does have to run the AVAST AV scan periodically (which has been finding things...)...and the virus cleaner can be used when a specific virus is found...

But...re Igor's comment above - is the free virus cleaner code updated as part of her normal automated code updates...??  Thanks!  DT

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2004, 05:35:08 AM »
(This is the home version of Avast, by the way...)

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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2004, 10:06:52 AM »
The whole integrated avast! Virus Cleaner is updated during any VPS update.

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Re:virus cleaner updates?
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2004, 02:59:24 AM »
The whole integrated avast! Virus Cleaner is updated during any VPS update.

I would only add: both for Home and Professional version  :D
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