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Smurf
15-11-2003, 11:09 AM
New virus definitions posted : Virus Database 335 dated 14.11.03

Chilling_Silently
15-11-2003, 11:13 AM
Hmm... I'd just noticed this about 15 mins ago...

Any idea's why its a 1.8MB Download???

Tobas
15-11-2003, 11:56 AM
Does it matter what size it is? Size does not always matter :-)

Surely the important thing is to actually update AVG!

:-)

Greg S
15-11-2003, 12:22 PM
> Any idea's why its a 1.8MB Download???

Interesting question - I recall when I used to use another great quality free AV programme (damn, can't remember now what it was called bfore it went pro only) the updates were only about 200 - 400 KB's

Maybe AVG is somehow less efficient in it's coding, or perhaps they duplicate a lot of code in their updaters

Chilling_Silently
15-11-2003, 12:25 PM
its only a one-off massive update.. they're normally about 40kb!?!!

robsonde
15-11-2003, 12:28 PM
it might be that the update is also updating the program version this time.

Smurf
15-11-2003, 03:38 PM
Programme version the same so no update there. Just a one-off large update and as Chill says they are usually about 40kb

Archibald
15-11-2003, 04:18 PM
> Maybe AVG is somehow less efficient in it's coding,
> or perhaps they duplicate a lot of code in their
> updaters

No! That would be more like Norton's AV. :)

Chilling_Silently
15-11-2003, 04:32 PM
Last I saw AntiVir XP (I believe this was the app a friend was using) he was downloading about 4.5MB every 6 or so days in updated definitions :-(

On 28.8k dial-up, that sucks!

Peter M
16-11-2003, 09:07 PM
I have the last update installed. Do you know how to find a list of what virii (viruses?) are covered and how many it protects against?

stu140103
16-11-2003, 09:23 PM
> I have the last update installed. Do you know how to
> find a list of what virii (viruses?) are covered and
> how many it protects against?

You should be able to find that out here:

http://www.grisoft.cz/virbase/virbase.php

Chilling_Silently
16-11-2003, 09:33 PM
http://www.grisoft.com has it on its main page..?!

Greg S
16-11-2003, 09:42 PM
>they're normally
> about 40kb!?!!

Hmmm - I thought they were usually around 800KB+ - never as low as 40 in my recollection

Chilling_Silently
16-11-2003, 10:31 PM
You needa be running build 516 IIRC or newer for it to work...

Check their homepage for info :-)

Greg S
16-11-2003, 11:08 PM
Thx Chill - but my version is 6.0.537

Chilling_Silently
16-11-2003, 11:13 PM
Hmm....
See:
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_updt6.php

AVG 6.0 now supports smaller update files! The capability to support smaller updates has been introduced in update version 516. Going forward, all AVG 6.0 updates will be differential updates from version 516. For this reason, all AVG 6.0 systems must be updated to version 516. In order to perform any AVG 6.0 update to a version higher than 516, it will be necessary to have previously performed update 516. Check the version you currently have by selecting the "Information" tab in AVG Control Center - "Program Version." If the version number displayed is lower than 6.0.516, it will be necessary to run the update 516 first. These updates are to be used only to update versions older than 516 to version 516. Check the version you currently have by selecting the "Information" tab in AVG Control Center - "Program Version." If the version number displayed is higher than 6.0.516, download a more recent update from here

URL for Download is on the page, try installing the .bin file :-)
That's how I did it?


Chill.

Chilling_Silently
19-11-2003, 10:43 AM
Todays was 48.6KB for me Greg, how large was your update?

stu140103
19-11-2003, 11:16 AM
> Todays was 48.6KB for me Greg, how large was your
> update?

yep that is correct :)