:-TU :-TU :-TU
there is already a checkbox for autoupdates. the prompt is to let you know that it has updated and needs to reboot or your security has holes in it. mainly to let you know that for your system safety and/or stability you should reboot as soon as possible since most high end users only reboot when they need to clear ram/cache or complete an install/uninstall … that can be days or weeks to the next reboot.
Sorry i have to vote against this one
* mad-one just got stomped by HeffeD
My bad, I misunderstood because it never occurred to me that something as vital as a firewall/av or other legitimate security software wouldn’t autoupdate … short memory i fergot about the v3 incident in 2007 :?)
After reading captainsticks post…
i change my post vote to hell yeah!!
The virus database will update automatically, but program updates require user interaction.
When Automatically check for program updates is enabled, all that happens is exactly what it says. It automatically checks for updates. If it finds an update, it asks the user if they want to update. If the user says OK, then it will download and install the update.
A behind the scenes silent updater, as long as this is an optional part of the updater.
Some people would still like the updater to notify with prompt, especially in capped situations.
Three options required:
Auto check for program update with prompts to install.
Auto check for program update without prompts, silently install.
Auto check for program update disabled.