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dianesz

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Automatic Updates
« on: August 17, 2004, 02:04:21 PM »
Two weeks ago I was on dial-up and Avast worked fine - always notifying me (almost daily) of updates being made on my computer.  This wonderful big voice on my computer told me "Avast database has been updated."   :-*

Then, I switched to cable connection and I am no longer getting notified, so I'm worried that the updates aren't being made.  The little blue "a" ball keeps spinning, so I think everything is working, but just concerned about the updates.

Should I be worried??

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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2004, 02:09:59 PM »
Open Avast, go to the settings and set it the "updates (simple)" to automatic and the "updates (connection)" to always connected.

Right click the blue ball and choose "About Avast" Check what vps version you have. It should be 0434-1. If it is another you have a old vps.

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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2004, 03:46:48 PM »
Thanks for the tip.  I did as you suggested and find out my version is 0431-0.  Clearly, the updates aren't being made.  This is reasonable to me as I changed from ISP Earthlink to Comcast cable and the old version of Avast was downloaded while on Earthlink.

Based on this, is it best to just download the software again or should I delete the old version first then download the new?

I'm sooooooooooo confused!

Thanks for any help -
Diane

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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2004, 04:01:05 PM »
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ust do an update there's nothing wrong with the program you just have to update.
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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2004, 04:16:53 PM »
Yup, as Bob said. Just run the update.

Or wait at least 4 hours. If Avast is working correctly it should check for updates automaticly every 4 hours. This is standard and can be changed in the ini file. If it doesn't, something is wrong.

Keep us informed.

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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2004, 04:20:48 PM »
Thanks to all of you - I found the problem.  I reran the setup email wizard and found the setting was still pointing to earthlink on both smtp and pop.  I've changed those to Comcast and an automatic update occurred.

I'm now in good shape (for the shape I'm in)!   ;D


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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2004, 04:23:20 PM »
I hate to spoil the fun, but smtp/pop are for mail only and have nothing to do with the updates for Avast and the vps. I sure hope everything is ok now. Keep an eye on it and lets us now.

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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2004, 04:42:45 PM »
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Do a right click on the in your systam tray and then follow the picture.

P.S. If you get an error message that the file is alredy updated, then everything is working fine.
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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2004, 04:45:45 PM »
Thanks very much for your help.  Greatly appreciated.
Diane

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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2004, 04:49:14 PM »
Yup, as Bob said. Just run the update.

Or wait at least 4 hours. If Avast is working correctly it should check for updates automaticly every 4 hours. This is standard and can be changed in the ini file. If it doesn't, something is wrong.

Keep us informed.

Don't forget another option -- you can manually start a check for updates (right-click the icon, or it's accessible several ways if you have the interface open) any time even if you're set to auto-update.  Just make sure you're set to "always connected", as Eddy pointed out in his earlier reply.
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Re:Automatic Updates
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2004, 04:50:30 PM »
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Your welcome. In the Off- Topic Forum there is even a post just for the ladies. They called it the powder room. I'm sure they would welcome a new face.
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