is it ok to update 5.0.95.0 to 6.0.316.0 via the built in updater?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by acillatem, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. acillatem

    acillatem Registered Member

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    Any problem with updating 5.0.95.0 to 6.0.316.0 via the built in updater? I've never done it like that, always removed whatever version I had, and installed from scratch. Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. If I do it oldschool, is just an uninstall with Windows 7 sufficient? Thanks!
     
  2. siljaline

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    acillatem Registered Member

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    It''s fairly safe to do that now? There was a time when it caused problems, that's why I ask. :)
     
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    Hey acillatem.

    It is okay/safe as Siljaline writes ,to install over the top of a previous version.:)
    Have done it without running into issues. But personally, I have heard about problems, when installing over the top. But those update issues was all related to, that the user had other security softwafe running real -time, while Eset were updating to a newer version...... I can tell you what I would do. If you are going from a version 5x to 6x, then I would uninstall Eset, reboot and install from there (clean install). If it is a version update, let us say from 6x to 6.1x then I would just update over the top.

    Hope it helps, regards Janus
     
  5. siljaline

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    If Janus is correct in saying there have been install over-top problems, you would then export your settings, uninstall - reboot, perform a fresh install.
    Import your settings from the XML file and you would be set and forget, less updating to the current virus signature defs.
     
  6. acillatem

    acillatem Registered Member

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    Ok....thanks to you both!
     
  7. siljaline

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    You're welcome for the assistance. When you have a moment - please let us know how things went in more detail.
     
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