Questions about Antivir free updates( version8)

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Anu Antivir free users pls:

    - On default settings, does the updates include only virus definitions or programme updates as well? I assume it will only update the definitions.

    - How are the updates on dialup? If by default it updates only definitions, then updates must be smaller n smoother than in the past.

    - Does it gives any notifications to update the program itself ( assuming that it will only update the definitions)? If so, is it possible to disable these notifications?

    - Also just updating the virus definitions will be enough? I mean any side effects of it except for less detection rate? Will the software itself continue working OK?

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  2. solcroft

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    I'm not too sure about most of your questions, but I'd just like to chime in something here. Not performing program updates with Avira is a big mistake, as most of its generic detection routines are actually not included with the signature databases and coded directly into the scanning engine itself. (Why? Take a wild guess. :shifty:). The routines get refined and upgraded continually, so you should definitely perform program upgrades as well.
     
  3. aigle

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    I know that already but that makes updates bigger and leads to troubles while on dial up. It,s the only reason I don,t install Avira for my my friends.
     
  4. Kerodo

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure that the program updates roll thru there with the regular def updates when the time comes, so it could be a problem on dial-up, also considering the sad state of their update servers for the free version. I use Avira Premium without problems though..
     
  5. ggf31416

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    There are 3 options:
    Download and install product updates automatically
    Notify user if product updates are available (Notify once again after _ days)
    Do not download product updates

    According to the help file updates to the search engine are indepedent of this setting.
     
  6. stapp

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    After getting a popup about program updates, went in and did them.

    311 KBytes this time, 3 files, took just a few seconds. Yes I am on broadband but not a high speed one.
     
  7. aigle

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    What is by default?

    I just checked, I think these are program updates not the virus definitions but not sure.
    U mean the AV engine?
    Its updates are done automatically or by pop up with user interactuion? Where are the settings for it?

    See the pic I attached.
     

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  8. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

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    Actually, the scan engine will be updated with the signatures by normal updating. Product/program updates change parts of the GUI and other non-detection related components.
     
  9. aigle

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    Thanks Stefan!

    So if I opt for " Don,t download product updates" , it is not going to decrease the security offered by Antivir in any way. Am I true?
     
  10. Leo2005

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    well depends on the program udpate. the programm updates wich will come in a closer time should be bugfixes. would be better to install those for running antivir without problems.
     
  11. aigle

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    Thanks Leo. Are u related to Antivir?
     
  12. Trespasser

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    Very much so.
     
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