New Version of Avast

  watchful 06:35 22 Dec 05
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available now from: click here (free for home users)

  Diodorus Siculus 08:12 22 Dec 05

updated version: 4.6.744

For some reason Avast didn't tell me that this was available (or at least not while I was watching the PC).

  Al94 09:04 22 Dec 05

Easiest way is to update the programme. Run Avast - menu - updating - programme update. Automatic notification doesn't come with the free version.

  Stuartli 09:05 22 Dec 05

Ta much so! Done and dusted.

  interzone55 09:14 22 Dec 05

Easiest way is to update the programme. Run Avast - menu - updating - programme update. Automatic notification doesn't come with the free version.

That's odd, as I use the free version on my PC & Laptop, both offered to update themselves at about the same time.

  woodchip 09:30 22 Dec 05

Automatic notification doesn't come with the free version.

Mine updates Auto. Both Program and Dat files

  Diodorus Siculus 10:09 22 Dec 05

As woodchip, mine always updates definitions and tells me when program updates are available. But sometimes I miss it...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:43 22 Dec 05

Avast auto update

Right Click icon in system tray

select start avast antivirus

Click arrow (top left) to bring up menu

Select settings

select Updating (basic)

tick the
Virus Database Automatic and Program Automatic radio buttons
and click ok

Close avast and it should now update both virus database and program without intervention.

It runs a check everytime you go online and every 4 hrs if the modem is on

  Stuartli 10:57 22 Dec 05

I already had the Automatic Updates selected...:-)

It normally does updates automatically and provides both a vocal and written indication, but the new version wasn't downloaded by this method.

Not worried - I think it's a cracking AV utility.

  Carbonara 11:17 22 Dec 05

If you have Avast installed for over a year you have to update your license key, (Avast will remind you to do this via email)

  Tick Tock 1 15:55 23 Dec 05

Has anyone found it uses less memory than the
last version because its the only reason i got rid
of it having a older machine with less ram than iwould like.

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