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Really fad up because of the large size updates

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#1 sachin naik

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:47 AM

I cannot download large size updates because of my Internet bill, earlier i had symantec and the update size were nearly 30 MB per 4 days, really worst for me, so i directly uninstalled it and switched to AVG, and the only thing i liked about AVG is the small size updates which are just 30 KB per 5 days and even spybot-sd provides small size updates but rather then AVG free is there any other anti-virus and anti-spyware software which provides completely less size updates (30 kb per day), becoz i think avg free provides only basic level protection, or is it that i will continue using avg free, and spybot-sd

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:19 AM

Unfortunately, that's seems to be the way of things for now. The vendors have to keep adding/revising their database defintions to keep them up to date. Some vendors do this several times a day. There are security programs which allow you to download updates manually. I still have to use dial-up because of the rural area where I live. A solution for me is to manually download the large updates to the security tools I use (SUPERAntispyware, MalwareBytes) from another computer with a high speed connection, save them to a usb stick and transfer them to my machine when I get home. However, I use NOD32 AV which does not have a manual download page so I have no choice but to update through the program's GUI if I want to keep it (which I do).
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