Should a person ever briefly disable their antivirus when they down load security updates...
You're assuming that the firewall is always enabled. It certainlyJupiter Jones said:Bruce;
Obviously it is the internet.
But Microsoft.com is not a questionable site with questionable
Since the firewall is keeping everything out, there is nothing for the
AV to alert.
It's been stated, yes, but not proven. In fact, the assertion isAs was already stated, the important thing is to have AV and other
unnecessary applications disabled during installation.
Only under these conditions would I deem it safe to disable theYou can also download the updates, disconnect from the network
Then disable everything.
Since the network is disconnected, disable the firewall as well.
Install the updates, reboot to enable as necessary.
chipmeister said:Okay, here is my .02
I've only been in the IT industry for 16 years with a focus on security for
15 of them. I remember the days when we disabled AV for installations,
upgrades and updates but in today's world of threats and vulnerabilites it is
Especially if the update or upgrade is done over the
network or internet. I don't care if it is a "trusted" site or not. There
is such a thing as application hooking. Look it up and then tell me if you
still think it is okay to disable AV for a download.
The only time I would ever recommend disabling AV is when you are installing
from a known clean disc and the machine you are installing to is disconnected
from the network.
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