Posted 14 December 2010 - 03:45 PM
I recently was infected with a nasty bug and was helped through it by Sempai (thanks again!). He's going on vacation, so is unable to help me, and suggested I start a new topic.
At the time I was infected, I had Avast as my only protection. Upon suspicion that my computer was infected, I checked the version of Avast and found out that it had not been updated in several months, despite having checked the "Auto Update" box.
After Semp helped me with my infection, I got rid of Avast, and installed Online Armor, Sandboxie, Avira AntiVir, and MalwareByte's Anti-Malware. It's come to my attention, though, that AntiVir and MBAM are also not automatically updating as they should. I will usually get a Windows balloon telling me my AV program might be outdated, and sure enough, it is. MBAM has given me a warning balloon about an update being available only once in the few weeks I've had it, despite the fact that I've asked it to download updates automatically.
Before one automatically suggests it might be Online Armor's doing, remember that I had the same problem with Avast before OA was ever even installed.
I'm running Windows XP, which, as far as I know, updates iteself just fine, since on occasion when I shut down I will get the message that updates are being installed and it will shut down when done. These other programs, however, have me stumped. Thanks in advance!