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Kudos0

Updating with dial up

Hi,

This question isn't related to the title , but maybe you can help me . I live where I can only have dial up which means if I don't update everyday it takes hours to do so.  When I go on vacation is there a way to update when getting home that won't take For EVERRRRRRRR.

PS: I am rather old and new at all this....

Thanking you in advance..

Sewtomuch

[edit: Clarified subject.]

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Kudos0

Re: Updating with dial up

Hi,

This question isn't related to the title , but maybe you can help me . I live where I can only have dial up which means if I don't update everyday it takes hours to do so.  When I go on vacation is there a way to update when getting home that won't take For EVERRRRRRRR.

PS: I am rather old and new at all this....

Thanking you in advance..

Sewtomuch

[edit: Clarified subject.]

Kudos0

Re: Updating with dial up

75,

I suggested that a moderator split your message off from the thread you posted in precisely because as you say your problem is quite different and you will get better coverage this way -- so now your message is about what your subject says!

There is a support called Intelligent Updater through which you can download a single package that contains uptodate definitions as of that date but I'd rather someone else, more acquainted with how it works, explains what to do.

85 aka Hugh .... <g>

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Updating with dial up

You can download the "Intelligent updater" from www.symantec.com/autotools and run it to install. It will install the updates on your computer

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Updating with dial up

The Intelligent Updater others have mentioned is an option but given the typical size of said file is 70 to 75 MBs (depending on whether you have 32 or 64-bit Windows) it probably wouldn't be a very good option. In my dial-up days I figured 4 to 5 minutes per Megabyte with a decent connection, so a 70 MB file would take at best several hours. A regular LiveUpdate would likely involve less data and so be faster even after a week or more of vacation.

Alas, dialup is dialup and it is not fast. You need to make a friend that has a fast connection. <grin> Then you could download the most recent Intelligent Updater file at his house onto a USB stick, then take it home, copy the file to your computer and then run it. Short of that method, it's bite the bullet time...

/...Duane

Kudos0

Re: Updating with dial up

Hello 75

Welcome to the Norton Community Forum

The Intelligent updater would be just the antivirus updates that came out that day, each day a new one comes out. You would still have to catch up on the other updates that come thru live update every day.

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