Spware updates on outpost...

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by QC2B, Feb 2, 2006.

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  1. QC2B

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    How do I stop outpost from updating the spyware database? Underr 'tools' I have 'check for spyware base definitions' unticked and yet it still updates!


    thanks,

    J.
     
  2. Kerodo

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    Is there a particular reason why you don't want it to update? I would think it's best if you allow it.

    I suppose you might be able to go into the application section and block AUPDRUN.EXE and/or OUTPOST.EXE from communicating out, but I'm not sure if that's advisable, I have never tried it myself. Another way might be to create a rule to block traffic to the Agnitum addresses, however, it would seem best to let it do it's thing.
     
  3. QC2B

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    Because outpost is not my preferred anti-spyware program and so updating is just a waste - I just never use it. Seems a bit archaic that Outpost do not have an option to stop auto updates.

    Still, thanks for your response.

    J.
     
  4. Kerodo

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    I wonder if disabling or removing the Anti-Spyware Plugin would also stop the updates? Have you tried that?
     
  5. auriell

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    For sure it will stop updates.
     
  6. QC2B

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    Good idea, was obvious really!

    thanks all,

    J.
     
  7. auriell

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    I suggest you turn off every of useless plugin (handled by other programs). You will save RAM and keep CPU usage lower.
     
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