AntiVir: can you do updates with a non-administrative user?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by delerious, Nov 5, 2006.

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  1. delerious

    delerious Registered Member

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    I wasn't sure if I could tell AntiVir to download the latest update while logged in as a non-administrative user, but I tried, and it seemed to work. But I have to wonder if it worked completely, or if maybe there was an error that wasn't shown? Because the non-administrative user doesn't have permission to write to the AntiVir program directory.
     
  2. btman

    btman Registered Member

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    I'm quite confident that it should have worked fine.
     
  3. smustaca

    smustaca AV Expert

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    It works, as you have seen. The update is not performed by the logged on user but by the Scheduler service. It has admin rights and will impersonate as the logged on user when needed.
     
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