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February 1, 2005 12:03:21 AM

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I recently installed Norton Antivirus 2005. With the previous version,
2002, Live Update created a task in Task Scheduler to check for an internet
connection and new virus definitions every 10 minutes. With the 2005
version, that task is set to run every 4 hours. That is no doubt just fine
for folks with high-speed always-on connections, but for dialup, if you
don't happen to be online during one of those "netdetect" occurences every
four hours, you don't get a virus definition update. I managed to get 2
weeks behind recently. I figured I could just modify the Task Scheduler
settings to make it, say, 15 minutes, but within a day or so, Norton seems
to reset it back to 4 hours.

Any ideas?

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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 12:03:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

Can you click "Live Update" when you are on line? (This is a feature of
System Works and I would expect the same on one of it's component parts.)

"DMB" <nospamplease@starpower.net> wrote in message
news:rPWdnYoSh_eWfmPcRVn-qg@rcn.net...
>I recently installed Norton Antivirus 2005. With the previous version,
> 2002, Live Update created a task in Task Scheduler to check for an
> internet
> connection and new virus definitions every 10 minutes. With the 2005
> version, that task is set to run every 4 hours. That is no doubt just
> fine
> for folks with high-speed always-on connections, but for dialup, if you
> don't happen to be online during one of those "netdetect" occurences every
> four hours, you don't get a virus definition update. I managed to get 2
> weeks behind recently. I figured I could just modify the Task Scheduler
> settings to make it, say, 15 minutes, but within a day or so, Norton seems
> to reset it back to 4 hours.
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
February 2, 2005 12:05:34 AM

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Tom,

Yes, I can do that. I was just wondering if there were a way to make it
automatic like it used to be. But I may have to go the manual route, I
guess.

DB

"Tom Clydesdale" <t.clydesdale.nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:6KydnfxwiNyHd2PcRVn-rw@comcast.com...
> Can you click "Live Update" when you are on line? (This is a feature of
> System Works and I would expect the same on one of it's component parts.)
>
> "DMB" <nospamplease@starpower.net> wrote in message
> news:rPWdnYoSh_eWfmPcRVn-qg@rcn.net...
> >I recently installed Norton Antivirus 2005. With the previous version,
> > 2002, Live Update created a task in Task Scheduler to check for an
> > internet
> > connection and new virus definitions every 10 minutes. With the 2005
> > version, that task is set to run every 4 hours. That is no doubt just
> > fine
> > for folks with high-speed always-on connections, but for dialup, if you
> > don't happen to be online during one of those "netdetect" occurences
every
> > four hours, you don't get a virus definition update. I managed to get 2
> > weeks behind recently. I figured I could just modify the Task Scheduler
> > settings to make it, say, 15 minutes, but within a day or so, Norton
seems
> > to reset it back to 4 hours.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> >
>
>
February 2, 2005 12:05:56 AM

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Tom,

Yes, I can do that. I was just wondering if there were a way to make it
automatic like it used to be. But I may have to go the manual route, I
guess.

DB

"Tom Clydesdale" <t.clydesdale.nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:6KydnfxwiNyHd2PcRVn-rw@comcast.com...
> Can you click "Live Update" when you are on line? (This is a feature of
> System Works and I would expect the same on one of it's component parts.)
>
> "DMB" <nospamplease@starpower.net> wrote in message
> news:rPWdnYoSh_eWfmPcRVn-qg@rcn.net...
> >I recently installed Norton Antivirus 2005. With the previous version,
> > 2002, Live Update created a task in Task Scheduler to check for an
> > internet
> > connection and new virus definitions every 10 minutes. With the 2005
> > version, that task is set to run every 4 hours. That is no doubt just
> > fine
> > for folks with high-speed always-on connections, but for dialup, if you
> > don't happen to be online during one of those "netdetect" occurences
every
> > four hours, you don't get a virus definition update. I managed to get 2
> > weeks behind recently. I figured I could just modify the Task Scheduler
> > settings to make it, say, 15 minutes, but within a day or so, Norton
seems
> > to reset it back to 4 hours.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> >
>
>
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