Jump to content
TouchOdeath

Automatic Updates

Recommended Posts

Immunet should update itself automatically in the background without needing user input.  Users in general don't care about the health of their PCs or the 'security' of their PCs.  Their jobs are not the PCs, PCs are only apart of their job.  Most users see the 'you should update immunet' warning, or other software, and just ignore it.  Why do they ignore it?  Because it take time to update stuff and they don't care if its updated because it isn't broken.

 

Immunet should update in the background and not show the user anything.  The only time you would need to show the user anything is if in the update you added some crap like 'oh... btw we updated your immunet and in this update we are going to collect some new information from you in this update is that ok?'.  Other than that I can't see any other reason to prompt the user.

 

This change would have prevented the 'no disk space' plague, because I know immunet had a newer version before this bug triggered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your feedback, we actually have this feature, but have not turned it on yet. 

 

Any ETA?  An antivirus that doesn't automatically update definitions on every startup is really crippled, IMHOP.  Always out-of-date...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It may update the definitions, but I was prompted with "an update is available".  After giving up waiting on it to update itself, I manually started the update.  I wish I had known that it would be disabled until I am able to reboot, otherwise I would have postponed it until I didn't have ongoing long-running tasks I cannot interrupt.

I really want to pass Immunet on to family and friends, but until it updates (everything) automatically I can't recommend it to those less security-conscious (but should be more).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Personally speaking that's one of the first things I would have done anyway, close any running programs before updating Immunet to a new version. The update didn't start automatically, for me I had to start the update to version 7.0 manually through the UI so that does give you the opportunity to close any active programs first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...