SWB V4.4 AutoUpdate- Invalid Entry in Task Scheduler?

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  1. siliconman01

    siliconman01 Registered Member

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    Running Windows 7 x64 Professional and Windows 7 x86 Professional. Just purchased a 2 yr, 3PC AutoUpdate License.

    After installing the new license keys into SWB on computers, I checked the SWB setup in Task Scheduler. Under the Triggers tab>Daily setup>Advanced Settings, the "Delay task for up to (random delay)" is checkmarked and set to 305656 seconds. Why is this set to such a large random delay?
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Hi,

    On Windows Vista/7+, SpywareBlaster AutoUpdate is set up to check for updates at two different times:
    -When you log-on/start-up your computer.
    -Once a day (handy for those who don't reboot/shutdown their computer often).

    The delay configured for the "Daily" schedule is an upper limit. (The actual delay is a randomly chosen number from 0 to that upper limit of seconds.) This simply helps to ensure that the daily AutoUpdate checks from everyone who has it installed are spread out over a reasonable portion of the day (and thus not all hammering our update servers at the same exact instant). :)

    EDIT: (And just as a point of clarification, the random delay upper limit should be 30,605 seconds.)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  3. siliconman01

    siliconman01 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the clarification....much appreciated. :)
     
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