Avast! to "Stream" Updates

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 08 February 2012 18:00

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Avast!, a popular anti-virus program, is changing up how they do updates, kind of. Instead of the program having to check online every so often for definition updates, Avast! will start to "stream" the updates. This means that updates will be pushed to computers, rather than fetched. Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of Avast Software, said, "Instead of our clients having to 'pull' in the updates, we can 'push' it to them. Once we have decided to publish an update, we can push it out to all of our users in minutes." They will continue to have regular definition updates in addition to the new streaming, which sounds like a better way to do things rather than just streaming every update. This feature will be in the upcoming Avast! 7 version update.