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Offline DBone

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"Computer is always connected to internet" setting
« on: March 13, 2011, 03:31:44 AM »
What does this setting actually do? I have turned this on for the last week, and have noticed no changes for the good or bad. I was not having any problems at all with updates, but I just wanted to see what checking this feature did. My machine is a lap top that when on, is always connected to the internet...............No problems, just curious!
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Re: "Computer is always connected to internet" setting
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 04:21:39 AM »
It just confirms what your connection method is so as avast isn't checking against two possibilities dial-up or broadband.

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On this screen, you can also specify the type of internet connection that you use i.e. whether you connect to the internet using a dial-up modem or whether your computer is permanently connected to the internet. This will optimize the way that avast! checks for new updates and make the update process more reliable.
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Re: "Computer is always connected to internet" setting
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 05:14:50 AM »
Ok thanks! I'll leave it checked then as I'm on DSL.
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Re: "Computer is always connected to internet" setting
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 03:07:35 PM »
No problem.
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