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Update Avast through university proxy
« on: November 30, 2010, 02:08:25 PM »
I just installed avast free on Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit and I get an error: Downloaded update is corrupted, try again. I'm guessing it's because I'm trying to update through a proxy but i can't seem to find the proxy settings for avast. Can anyone tell me how to configure the proxy or at least where the proxy configuration file is?

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Re: Update Avast through university proxy
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 08:55:22 PM »
Avast Window: Settings > Updates > Proxy Settings

Taken from this post: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=50166.0
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Re: Update Avast through university proxy
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 09:30:38 AM »
Avast Window: Settings > Updates > Proxy Settings

Taken from this post: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=50166.0

Hallo, avast4workstation just downloads file from the web. So, proxy setting is the same as for the layer which is used here - the curl library. So, setting http_proxy environment variable to something like:

SET http_proxy=http://[[username[:password]@]hostname[:port]

does the job. parts in [ ] aren't mandatory

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