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#1 bruinator

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 02:00 PM

I was wondering if I someone could provide me with some sort of script that will update a program when my PC boots up. I would greatly appreciate this help.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 03:32 PM

Probaly not, but I would bet that someone would be able to help you create your own, if at all possible.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 03:43 PM

Probaly not, but I would bet that someone would be able to help you create your own, if at all possible.


As I know nothing about programming, I know I'll need more than help.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:52 PM

PErhaps we could start out with the program that you want to update?

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:34 PM

How about spybot S & D, malwarebytes antimalware and maybe 1 or 2 more.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:56 PM

Unless those applications have the ability built in (and I mean the ability to allow 3rd party programmers to interface with the application), there is no way to create an update script. But for instance, Spybot can be made to auto-update by including the /autoupdate switch to the start-up shortcut. According to what I could find, the option also exists for antimalware also, but I did not register to the forums, so I do not know what command line features there are.

If the application has a command line interface to do updates, then it is trivial to create a batch file to do the updates.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:58 PM

n/m

Edited by bruinator, 01 September 2008 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:05 PM

I mean that batch scripts are pretty simple, and that here are tens of thousands of samples on line. A batch file to run an application is basically just:
START C:\WINDOWS\CALC.EXE
I am not sure that is the correct path, or correct file name for that matter, but there is no real programming to it. So I mean that with just a bit of reading, anyone can write batch files.




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