Program components update setup

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus/Smart Security Beta' started by toxinon12345, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. toxinon12345

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    I think the only usable option here is "ask before downloading program components" which should be turned in a checkbox and checked by default.

    If I want to disable/enable PCU, I can use the scheduler.
     
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    Hello,

    I believe the option can be set at installation when performing a custom installation or changed at any time through ESET's user interface.

    The default setting seems to be the best choice for the majority of home users, which is why it was chosen.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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    [Enable/disable] the scheduled PCU task=[Check/Uncheck] the regularly check program components option=[always update/never update] program components.

    That is confusing.
     
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  4. Marcos

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    To me it's perfectly clear. What exactly do you perceive as confusing?
     
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    Well, I ticked the "regularly check program components" and selected the "never update program components", what will be the result?

    Imagine then the following case: "Always update program components" and "regularly check program components" unticked, what will be the result?
     
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    If I get you right, in this case information about the new version along with a download link would appear in the main panel when a newer version is available. No PCU would ever be downloaded and installed automatically.
    In this case, you would not be notified in the main panel when a new version is available. However, when ESET releases a PCU it would be downloaded and installed automatically.
     
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    So that means the functionality is the same than in v4.
    Whats the purpose of displaying notifications performed by the "regularly check program components" then? This is new in v5.
     
  8. Marcos

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    You are notified whenever a new version becomes available. You will be able to install it simply by clicking a link instead of downloading the installer from the web and entering your username and password.
     
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    If I already have the "ask before downloading program components", I dont get why I would need such notification.
     
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  10. Marcos

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    Right. But remember that PCUs are not released frequently, hence the new option might come in handy for those who want to be notified about the availability of new versions without going to ESET's website.
     
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    Thanks Marcos for your time. :)
     
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    I suppose this option is for checking program versions released trough installers, complementing the check trough PCU's. Is right that?
     
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