RegDefend web connection

Discussion in 'Ghost Security Suite (GSS)' started by HandsOff, Nov 11, 2005.

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  1. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

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    Hi -

    I guess I have maybe a too oversimplified notion of how RegDefend works.

    I noticed a while back that it appeared as though RegDefend had and open connection. Normally I would not be concerned since it is one of my security programs, but then again, why is an open connection needed? If I understand it correctly this is not a program that requires regular downloads.

    That said, I realize that some rules get updated and such, but even so I would not expect to see the connection when it was not in the process of downloading. I'd be interested to know what the logic of this is. I actually prefer to check for and download updates myself manually. I just cannot get used to programs starting and connection automatically. This was even before it became a security issue. It save on system resources, and makes me feel useful.

    What is the best way to keep updated? Is manual updating an option?


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    Hi HandsOff,

    My preference is to check for updates manually. ATM, you will most likely see bugfix updates shortly after a new release. The current RD 2.000 installer, though, does not include the latest updates, which are only available via the online updater.

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    Okay, that makes sense. It was automatic updates for a while, so now I should probably switch to manual and see about downloading any additonal protections. This really is a great application, and I want to be sure that I get the most out of it.


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