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I have Windows XP with Eset Smart Security 7.0. blah, blah, whatever.  I have trouble with the smart security trying to update itself when in fact I am offline.  For instance, playing games on my computer (not connected to the internet), it will pull me out of my game, whatever I might be playing, and take me to the desktop.  I believe it is trying to update its VS.  Can I not set this so that it only tries to update when I am connected to the internet?

 

I do appreciate in advance all insights into this issue.

 

John

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That's not possible. However, while playing games in full-screen mode, gamer mode should activate automatically and updates will be paused as long as gamer mode remains activated.

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Thank you for the reply Marcos.  Obviously I don't know what is happening, but everytime I get pulled to my desktop, the SS symbol in the bottom right hand corner of my desktop screen  (Win XP)  has a red-orange color to it with an exclamation mark in the center of its circle like shape.  When I open the Smart Security, under update it always says "virus signature database update ended with an error", without the quotes of course.  I don't know if SS is really the cause of my being pulled back to the desktop, but this is the message that is in SS every time.  Perhaps a weird coincedence?

 

John

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i work offline mostly.  ESS updates keep popping up.  Can i disable this.  Dont worry - i check for updates as soon as i go online.  if i should NOT disable ess updates, let me know.  thanks.

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I guess you "could" change the frequency of updates. See hxxp://support.eset.com/kb2781/

 

I would not encourage disabling the automatic updates...but it is possible. hxxp://support.eset.com/kb2767/You will get a security alert. :unsure:

 

I do not encourage doing anything that will compromise security. So whatever you choose to do is at your own risk. :huh:

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Thank you for the good insights, tips and links to this problem.  I used the links for experimenting and testing different configurations.  After all is said and done, I have decided that the real culprit may very well be that my monitor is gradually flaking out.  It looks like I am now in the market for a good monitor.  Thanks to all who contributed and posted to this thread.  Being able to try the different configurations proved to be extremely valuable for trouble shooting.

 

John

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