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    LincolnFSternn Guest

    Default Can I turn off automatic updating?

    I have the same problem discussed elsewhere - very frequent auto-updates which freeze my PC. It's sometimes so frustrating that I hard-boot when it begins.

    What's most frustrating is the extreme frequency of the updates - it's happening every 30 to 45 minutes, and I have to just stop and walk away for maybe 8 to 10 minutes every time. VERY frustrating!

    I'd like to have it auto-update only once a day, or maybe just turn of auto-updating and update manually when I feel the need. Is there a way to do this?

    I have ZA Internet Security 9.3.037.000, and my system is a P4 2.8 gigahertz with Windows XP SP3, 512 meg of RAM, and a medium-speed DSL connection.

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    Default Re: Can I turn off automatic updating?

    Turning off Updating is not recomended...

    "Computers are Expensive pieces of equipment. For the same reasons that you lock your home and car (to keep others out), you need to have some type of latest version of a Firewall & Antivirus protection on your computer. There is an Arms race out there between Malware producers and Antivirus software producers. and the War Escalates Hourly.

    Remaining unprotected even for the short period of time it takes to Re-activating Updating on your computer is a sure-fire way to become collateral damage in this war against Hackers and Malware.
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    Default Re: Can I turn off automatic updating?

    Quote Originally Posted by LincolnFSternn View Post
    I have ZA Internet Security 9.3.037.000, and my system is a P4 2.8 gigahertz with Windows XP SP3, 512 meg of RAM, and a medium-speed DSL connection.
    Probably your limited total RAM is the origin of the problem, you may want to plan to expand it. Please note that the mininum requirements for ZA to work on XP is 1GB.

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    dwarnerco Guest

    Default Re: Can I turn off automatic updating?

    I too suffer with a radical slowdown when ZA Decides to update.

    It would be nice if ZA updates could be actually user scheduled for off-hours. Yes, I know that I can set the update for a 24 hr cycle. The issue with a laptop is that I pack it about and, if I don't open it up often enough for ZA, ZA runs its update immediately upon start up. .....which is precisely when I want to have the full use of the machine. Was why I unpacked and open the beast up.

    Anyway take it under advisement. ZA allows the scheduling of scans I don't see a huge security issue in scheduling updates.

    FWIW Thanks for listening D.

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