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Updating Superantispyware ; what method?


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#1 ruby1

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:26 PM

Advise requested please :flowers:


I have on my Win 98se computer the Superantispyware program; normally I do its updating by opening the program via the Desktop icon which presents me with the Desktop display and access to the update tab ; If I do the update via this method I get a routine update

However, if I attempt to update via the System Tray icon I am presented with this


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If I continue with THIS update method I am presented with

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which gives me a lot of updated NOT available on the Desktop method of update

As I wish to ensure I have updates compatible with my windows version , do not wish an update that will crash and disable my computer :trumpet:


and as the updates via this second method contain exes , I wish to know if the second method of system tray icon updating is 'safe' :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:00 PM

Hi ruby1,

When you update through the Superantispyware interface on your desktop, these are signature updates that are used for detecting malware and such.

When an update appears or is offered [for Superantispyware] in the system tray, this is a program update, meaning that a newer version of Superantispyware has been released and is available for download.

Both of these type of updates should be downloaded/installed to ensure Superantispyware is working at maximum efficiency.



Hope this helps. :thumbsup:

EDIT: When you're installing a program update, always perform the update from an Administrator Account and always reboot afterwards to ensure the program installs properly.

Edited by RedDawn, 11 December 2008 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:45 AM

When you update through the Superantispyware interface on your desktop, these are signature updates that are used for detecting malware and such.


You seem to have fallen very nicely into the trap of referring to the computer Desktop as a desktop :thumbsup:

the desktop is where I have all my papers etc for study and the place on which my computer rests ; the Desktop is on my computer where all the icons are displayed; such error seems commonplace in instructions given by many people on this and other forums even among experienced computer- users :flowers:

I will see how I get on with the main updates ........

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:02 AM

You seem to have fallen very nicely into the trap of referring to the computer Desktop as a desktop :thumbsup:


Perhaps it's because it is one of the proper names for the main interface of the Windows OS.
  • Desktop:
  • The visual work area that fills the screen. The desktop is also a container and can be used as a convenient location to place objects stored in the file system. - Microsoft
  • Is the background screen on the computer. It consists of pictures, called icons, that show cabinets, files, folders, and various types of documents. - http://www.its.strath.ac.uk/helpdesk/glossary/#d.en.44346
For more definitions on what a desktop is, see Google Define.

I don't see where RedDawn's choice of words is a problem or an error. SAS opens on the desktop no?
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:10 PM

You seem to have fallen very nicely into the trap of referring to the computer Desktop as a desktop whistling.gif


Did you really think that RedDawn was instructing you on how SAS works on the flat surface upon which your computer rests? Please tell me that you were trying to be funny. :thumbsup:




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