How do you find out about updates?

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  1. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    How do you find out about updates? I would especially appreaciate a reply from those who post in the updates forum.

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  2. Firecat

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    Well, I do post sometimes in the update forum...The only way for me is by visiting the websites every now and then and then posting the details of the same. For example, if Kaspersky release 17:00 update, then I keep checking www.kaspersky.com/avupdates for any news on the same, then basically I just do a copy and paste job collecting details from here and there.

    Sometimes, websites aren't updated, in this case we also set the AVs to update very hour and collect the details from update text file and post the same.

    Hope that helped :)

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  3. MikeBCda

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    Various ways ... auto-update for things like my a-v (avast) defs, because that does an incremental update quite quickly. Other things that I know get updated fairly frequently, like Ad-Aware or SpywareBlaster, I'll check every day or two.

    Win Update I'll typically check once a week or so in addition to the "scheduled" second-Tuesday dates, partly to check that I haven't missed an urgent off-schedule one and also because Auto-Update (I'm set for notification only) doesn't include non-critical, "optional", stuff.

    And of course, especially if a long-overdue update finally comes out, I might first learn of it via a posting here or on other boards.
     
  4. bigbuck

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    Why......Randy Bell of course!! :D
     
  5. Jimbob1989

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    I was thinking about maybe posting in the updates forums as well. I spend a reasonable amount of time on the internet and I can get around the different security forums pretty quickly.

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  6. Firecat

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    You'd do well, go on. Just note that if version numbers are only slightly changed for example, Trend releases update on 18:00 from previous 9:00 and version is changed from 1.256.2 to 1.256.5, then it should not be posted.
     
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    I check the updates here every day
     
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