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One thing is when a task was run last time and another completely different thing is when modules were actually updated.

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8 minutes ago, Marcos said:

One thing is when a task was run last time and another completely different thing is when modules were actually updated.

Yes, but as an user I am more interested to see when the "updates" run last time .

When I open ESET and see "updates run 10 h ago" I need to dig deeper and check if in fact "update task run or not".

Also will be more useful when I point the mouse on ESET icon to get the last update time rather the name of ESET (I can imagine that everyone knows that is ESET , and having the full number 12.2.23.0 doesn help anyoane)

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4 hours ago, Marcos said:

In the Update window an absolute time

So, you are saying that is better to click twice in order to open a window which will provide an info which is daily needed (update status)  rather than hover the mouse over the ESET icon on task bar.

Why do I need to know the ESET version when I point the mouse on the tray icon  when I may never use this info???? 

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Assuming you don't connect to the Internet via a dial-up connection, disable that update option. It appears that might be what is "confusing" Eset's main GUI last update time display.

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12 hours ago, itman said:

Assuming you don't connect to the Internet via a dial-up connection, disable that update option. It appears that might be what is "confusing" Eset's main GUI last update time display.

It is not that:

ESET main GUI displays the time when the last update was released and installed.

So, when it says "Last update:10 hours ago"  that means the update which was released 10 hours ago is installed, even though ESET checked for updates 5 min ago; when ESET checked 5 min ago, the update which was released 10 h ago was available.

 

This is confusing, because when you see "Last update 10h ago" you do not know if ESET did not update for 10 hours or the update is old, and you have to investigate further , opening different windows.

An elegant approach would be to get this info when you hover your mouse over the ESET icon in taskbar. Now when I do that I get the ESET version , which is not an info you need every day (in fact I never need it so far)

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1 hour ago, confusedupdates said:

So, when it says "Last update:10 hours ago"  that means the update which was released 10 hours ago is installed, even though ESET checked for updates 5 min ago; when ESET checked 5 min ago, the update which was released 10 h ago was available.

It's not supposed to do that. My Eset installation shows the actual elapsed time from when the update was applied to my device; not the elapsed time from when the update was placed on the Eset update servers.

You might want to uninstall and reinstall Eset and see if that corrects the problem. Make sure you export your Eset settings if you have made GUI custom changes prior to the uninstall.

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1 hour ago, itman said:

It's not supposed to do that

I have ESET antivirus on 3 PC all behave the same and always was like that.

If you are lucky , your ESET may update at close to the time the update was released and you will not see any difference.

Try to manually update several times on 30 min interval and see if the time displayed on main GUI "Last update xx hours ago" changes

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