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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2004, 03:09:43 PM »
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Your right if your using Linux, you don't need windows updates.

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To use the update function requires IE.

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Sorry, but my operating system is updated at the source. Not from a third party.

But, that's only my opinion. :)
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2004, 03:21:59 PM »
For those who don't want to download all the updates each time after a fresh installation of windows. Updates/patches can be downloaded here. You can put them on a cd and use that to patch a system.

There is also a FREE(!) cd with many updates/patches including sp1. You can order it here. There are no costs for this at all. Everything is paid by MS including the shipping costs.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2004, 04:01:56 PM »
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Your right if your using Linux, you don't need windows updates.
I meant if you were using Win98 and had IE removed.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2004, 04:10:38 PM »
Sorry, but my operating system is updated at the source. Not from a third party.
3rd party ?!?! did you actually read the URL ?? it's MicroSoft ... only instead of automagically updating, you download the patches as executables and run them.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2004, 04:24:45 PM »
Hi Goner,
I appologize, I did misread the link.  :(

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Then you would not be able to use the Windows Update function and have to do what Goner does.

Personally, I still pref. the update site then I'm sure I see all the updates that my system is lacking.
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2004, 05:47:31 PM »
Artras, your link to windows update give the version 4. Microsoft is on version 5 of windows update.
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2004, 06:10:13 PM »

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2004, 06:15:16 PM »
So can anyone tell me if there is a way I can use avast without IE ?  

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2004, 06:18:58 PM »
Artras, your link to windows update give the version 4. Microsoft is on version 5 of windows update.

It's my understanding (and of course maybe I've misunderstood) that ver. 5 is maybe still sort-of-beta, and definitely still has problems.

And in any event, if you go to the ver. 4 site, the very first thing you get is "Checking for latest version of updater", and so far that hasn't said a word to me about ver. 5 or done anything except run like it always has.
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2004, 06:27:29 PM »
Both links are working. But there is a difference. The first one let you just download the updates/patches, the second one is automaticly installing them. That is the difference between windows update and the windows update catalog.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2004, 06:33:23 PM »
I'm sorry for being impatient but I am trying to find out if there is a way that I can use avast without IE and it seems that this thead got directed to weither or not you can update windows without IE.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2004, 07:03:16 PM »
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Then you would not be able to use the Windows Update function and have to do what Goner does.
Yea, but my point was if you don't have IE or Outlook installed why would you need to patch their security holes?

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2004, 08:30:41 PM »
Bob, aren't most MS patches IE / OE related? If both programs are not on your computer... :)

They might well be but a number of them are OS patches.

You would be surprised what uses IE, windows explorer for a start, OE for the preview of emails (which is why OE is so vulnerable unless IE is kept up to date) and I think the help files you open and the help and support interface.
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2004, 09:22:11 PM »
Can sombody please answer gerrythegreat's question?
He's the one that started this post. PLEASE!!!!!
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2004, 09:28:38 PM »
In theory, it should work. Naturally without the features that make direct use of IE (help files, iNews etc).

The core (engine, on-access scanner, Simple UI) is IE-free.

But of course, the best would be to try it out... ;)
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