automatic updates

Discussion in 'polls' started by gerardwil, Mar 18, 2004.

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  1. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I assume most people on this forum have AV and/or AT scanners running or using them as an on demand scanner. These days a lot of updates are available. Mostly several times a day.
    I just wonder if there are still people around who update their progs manually and if so why not automatically?

    Regards,

    Gerard
     
  2. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

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    Speaking strictly for myself, I prefer that nothing happen on my machine without my input. It might be a bit of a pain, but I check for updates at least once per day for AV and least every other for everything else.
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I manually update and that way I know it actually did update. I see nothing wrong with auto updates, It is just personal preference to do it manually
     
  4. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    I was always prefering manual updates befores, i do not like an update coming while critical apps are running (like CD burning softwares).

    But since the begin of the year, with the worms storm, i have set up my AV to auto update, it checks for updates 2 to 3 times a day, so i'm sure i have always the lastest protection without any efforts.
    If i do it manually, there is days where i forgot... ;)
     
  5. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    Automatic for the security minded people

    Clamav on my linux mailgateway is checking every hour, Avast is configured to check and install automatically too.

    BTW: clamav is an open source virusscanner, and for a non commercial product it is remarkable how quick updates are published. For instance clamav Bagle-B signatures was 5th amongst two dozen manufacturers :cool:
     
  6. notageek

    notageek Registered Member

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    I do manual updates. The only thing I let update itself is WP (weather pulse) when I use it. :)
     
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