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Avast! Free ver. 6.0.1000 Virus Def. Update.
« on: June 15, 2011, 07:27:55 PM »
Greetings all.
Just curious if there is any way to update the virus sigs for Avast! 6.0 other than dl'ing automatically (or manually) through the UI.  I'm one of the 2 people left out here that have dialup and my recently aquired copy of avast has sigs dating back to 2-11. I'm having problems updating through the UI (won't kick that dead horse now. I'm sure it's been hashed over here plenty in the last year or two) What I'd really like to do is to move a copy of the virus sigs from another PC in my house which is updating nicely, to one that isn't. Regardless of how I set the permissions on both the current defs coming from the other PC or the Avast! folder in docs&settings\allusers\applicationdata on the target machine,I get permission error or file in use access denied, and am unable to copy the sigs to that directory. Current defs are 110224-0. I'd like to get the defs at least current enough to where it will update daily in something less than 48hrs. If this is a no-no, please let me know. If this is a silly question or I'm sounding like an idiot, let me know that as well but please....be gentle. Thanx all.

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Re: Avast! Free ver. 6.0.1000 Virus Def. Update.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 08:41:05 PM »
Well the virus definitions update should still be manageable on dial-up as they are measured in KBs rather than MBs, I managed for most of my 7 years of using avast on dial-up, I only got broadband 8 months ago.


However, if you let it get well out of date (and your program is (6.0.1125 being the latest version) unfortunately not if you have let your virus definitions slide for some time, it will want to download the full database.

It was possible to do that on the old avast 4.8 version, but the virus definitions and how they are used has changed a great deal since then.

So if you can find someone with broadband or local library, local government service with access, internet cafe, etc. I would download http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe (multi-language version) to CD or USB and install that.

This would have a database much more recent and should hopefully be more manageable on dial-up.
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Re: Avast! Free ver. 6.0.1000 Virus Def. Update.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 09:20:42 PM »
Good plan. Thanks Dave. I'll do that.

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Re: Avast! Free ver. 6.0.1000 Virus Def. Update.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 09:26:42 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.

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