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Avast news does not show the updates
« on: November 30, 2004, 08:03:04 PM »
I have downloaded the latest version 546 and everything works very good. But I find strange that last update is not reflected in the avast news. It stopped showing the updates when the last one was the version 4.1.389

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Re:Avast news does not show the updates
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004, 08:20:42 PM »
Because of the auto update features of avast, I feel that the iNews feature is a bit redundant (my views, not necessarily Alwil's views).

This has been mentioned before in these forums.
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Re:Avast news does not show the updates
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2004, 10:53:09 PM »
We'll update iNews shortly. We haven't done so yet because of some technical difficulties...
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Re:Avast news does not show the updates
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004, 07:01:37 PM »
I have the autoupdates disabled (maybe this helps)

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Re:Avast news does not show the updates
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2004, 05:43:14 PM »
We'll update iNews shortly. We haven't done so yet because of some technical difficulties...

Time?  ;D  ;D

I have the autoupdates disabled (maybe this helps)

No, it does not help. iNews is not affected by the autoupdate feature, at least directly. You will receive iNews when they're available not with the update itself. Anyway, why do you disable the autoupdates?
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Re:Avast news does not show the updates
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2004, 10:23:22 PM »
I update manually because of my bad experiences with all antivirus. if the server is not found, there is no message showing that error, and the program keeps trying to connect, leaving the Internet connection unusable. But in fact, i did not try with avast.

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Re:Avast news does not show the updates
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2004, 12:42:13 PM »
I update manually because of my bad experiences with all antivirus. if the server is not found, there is no message showing that error, and the program keeps trying to connect, leaving the Internet connection unusable. But in fact, i did not try with avast.

Man, you're using avast and not any other antivirus  ;D

avast checks if there is an available connection each 40 seconds.
If there isn't, wait more 40 seconds to check. Checking does not take more than one second and, of course, does not use the Internet band.
If there is a connection, check for an update. If there is not any new file to download, wait 4 hours to start checking again. If there is an available update, start it and install it. Again, wait 4 hours to check the next time.
Some of this settings could be configurated different, I posted the default values of the avast4.ini file.

The updates are incremental. This is the wiser method of updating I have ever seen in a antivirus  ;)
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Re:Avast news does not show the updates
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2004, 06:03:30 PM »
i think DrWeb use incremental update method too ...
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