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Windows 7: Avast Introduces Streaming Updates with New Antivirus Software


08 Feb 2012   #1
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Avast Introduces Streaming Updates with New Antivirus Software

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Streaming works well for music and movies, so why not push out software updates that way as well? That's the question Avast Software asked itself when building Avast 7, the next major release of its antivirus software set to hit the streets sometime later this year. Avast 7 will give users streaming updates on new malware threats in addition to regular virus database updates, Avast Software says.

"Instead of our clients having to 'pull' in the updates, we can 'push' it to them," said Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of Avast Software. "Once we have decided to publish an update, we can push it out to all of our users in minutes."
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Maximum PC | Avast Introduces Streaming Updates with New Antivirus Software


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08 Feb 2012   #2

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Somehow, that doesn't seem good to me. For it to work, it would require that Avast would keep a permanently open port, which would also become an open port for some hacker or spyware.
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