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markus0r

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is it true?
« on: September 23, 2004, 08:41:05 AM »
is it true that the update of avast is always only 3 or 5 kb small/big?

and that i just need some seconds although i just have 56k-dial-up-modem?

im confused because all others AV i had needed 1,8mb to update..

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Re:is it true?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2004, 08:45:16 AM »
Yes, a typical size of a virus DB update is between 3-30KB.
Some more info here: http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html#4
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CharleyO

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Re:is it true?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2004, 09:23:20 AM »
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markus0r - I am also on dial-up and I can assure you that it only takes seconds for a normal update. I do not think it's taken more than a minute even for program updates!    :D  

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watchthisspace

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Re:is it true?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004, 09:36:23 AM »
How can the updates be so small? compared to AV's updates that are 1.8mb?

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Re:is it true?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2004, 09:38:45 AM »
A clever algorithm is used to transfer only the small parts that have really changed between the updates (and even those are additionally compressed, of course).

watchthisspace

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Re:is it true?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2004, 09:55:07 AM »
Cool  :)

markus0r

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Re:is it true?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2004, 02:23:43 PM »
well. very interesting

if the update is so small, i can just say: wohoo, nice work, dear programmers, avast! roxx the world :))