On this screen, you can specify how the updates are carried out.

Update options.

  • Ask for reboot when needed – some updates require a system restart to take effect. If this box is checked, the restart will not be automatic. You will be asked whether you want to restart the system now, or later.
  • Show notification box after automatic update – If this is checked a small notification message will be displayed briefly above the system clock, following an automatic update.
  • Show notification box if an error occurs – If an error occurs during an automatic update, this will be reported in a notification message above the system clock.

Auto-update interval

Here you can set the frequency of automatic updates i.e. how often avast! checks to see if an update is available.