Beware that this tool downloads a lot of data, over 2GB on the current release train 3.11/3.12. For CIS 3.11/3.12 users please open settings, and untick “automatically detect” select av/updates310 and change it to av/updates311, now enable “automatically detect” again, this will save you the download of the 3.10 ESM release bases, you have to restart the service to apply the settings.
Questions & Answers
Q:How to make CIS use this updater host instead of the internet version? A: Open the CIS GUI and go to Misc> Settings> Connections tab and change http://download.comodo.com to the computer name or IP address of the system you installed Comodo Offline Updater on. Example: http://192.168.1.100, http://intranet1, etc. Press Apply and check for updates. Note: the offline updater has to finish downloading all files first before it starts to serve the latest updates.
Q:What web server shall i use? A: This is up to you. Even the small freeware AnalogX Simple Server (place a HTML file into the Working Folder) can handle the requests.
Q:What ports shall i use? A: You need to change a port. Either COU’s or the web server port, as both the COU and a web server can’t use the same port 80! I suggest using a non default port in your COU software.
Q:What shall be the default www root directory? A: The www root should be equal with COU’s Working Directory (e.g. D:\COMODO and D:\COMODO).
I’m willing to bet that 99% of the people asking for an offline updater aren’t looking for something so comprehensive. Just a simple, this PC has the current AV database, let the rest of my network grab it…
I fail to see any reason to download past updates. There should be a way to set it to only get the latest DB file. I also don’t like that it requires .NET. I don’t have any version of .NET installed and wouldn’t want to change that.
I can’t get it to work on winXP SP2 x32 (PC IP address http://192.168.0.2, via a router to the Internet).
I am running CIS 3.12.111745.560 - 2517. Having followed the instructions, the Updater :-
downloaded 1.9GB of data to C:\Windows\Temp\tmp14.tmp to tmp1AC0.tmp (1957 files)
created 2 EMPTY folders C:\Program Files\Comodo\Offline Updater\Data\av\updates310 and updates311
If I run CIS - Miscellaneous - Check For Updates, - Start, it quickly Fails with the message :-
“Error 106: Update could not be completed. Not able to connect
to Internet, please check your Internet connection settings.”
If I run CIS - Antivirus - Update Virus Database it quickly goes to 5% and then Fails with the message :-
“Failed to update the virus signature database.
Please check your internet connection and try again later.”
I did the change it to av/updates311, so the 3.10 ESM release bases should not have been downloading.
The current Offline Updater may be OK for Enterprise Network clients, but all I need are the incremental files downloaded by the CIS “Update Virus Database” and then be able to choose when to apply them.
I’ve got 3 non-networked PCs. If the Offline Updater allowed users to specify an incremental update start point, then it would be worthwhile using.