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Should security be de-activated


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#1 jackiemarie

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:17 PM

We'll be away from all computers for maybe a month or so. We have AVG 8 free, SuperAntiSpyware lifetime, Webroot Spysweeper, and Malwarebytes' AntiMalware - all on automatic updates. With the computers turned off for so long and automatic updates not taking place, is it just better to deactivate?
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#2 RedDawn

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:33 PM

Hello jackiemarie,


If your computers are turned off for any period of time (even a month), then as soon as they are turned on again, your programs should auto update (if this is what they are set to do) to the latest definitions.

Hopefully I've understood your question correctly.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:43 AM

Thanks for correcting my thinking.

Somehow I had in mind that the security programs were sending out automatic updates and that if the computer wasn't turned on, there would be problems. Kinda backwards really.

If the computers aren't on, the programs on them won't be trying to contact to get updates; that's obvious, now that I'm looking at it differently.

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