Path of storing update files(urgent!!!)

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  1. rohus24

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    hi techies, i am using bit defender v10 and counterspy currently and regularly update them. now im planning 2format my pc but don't want 2 again download the updates. can ne1 suggest where they store the update files and how can i replace them after re installation of windows. as mentioned above its urgent as i have 2 format now. so plz help. Rohit...
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    are koi reply nahi kar raha hai kya?????????????????
     
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    ashu_dps Hell Sucks!!!

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    "All updates r stored in following folder:

    %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download

    Just copy paste all folders under it and then run update.exe file to install updates again"

    Thanks to Vishal Gupta :)
     
  4. Vishal Gupta

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    I was going to post the answer but ashu has already posted it :D

    thnx ashu ;)
     
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    thnx guys it worked
     
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    windows updates are stored in the folder mentioned by asgudps.
    not bidefender/counterspy udpates. just clarifying.
    u will have to take fresh updtaes fror these two after a reinstal imo.
     
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    Thanks ashu this info is also helpfull for me.
     
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    thnx everybdy

    but wanna ask if the updates cud be found in the %temp% folder right after da updates?
     
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    No!

    Updates are downloaded to the following folder only, as mentioned already: :)

    %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download
     
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    Aftr gtng all the thaxes for Vishal's work :D
    m here to give vishal a chance to receive thanxs ;)

    Can anyone tell me, can we store the Updates of Avast n Spybot n Ad-Aware
    so that aftr formatting we can directly update em w/o connecting to net.

    Thanks
     
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    click Saving Windows Update Files.

    ashu_dps : reg adaware the file is defs.ref in the program folder itself :)
     
  12. Vishal Gupta

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    avast! : in Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup folder
    Spybot S&D : in Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4\Updates folder
    Ad-aware SE : in Program Files\Ad-aware SE 1.06r1 folder with the name defs.ref :)
     
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    Dekha, main vaada ka pakka hoon naa
    Thanx Vishal n Anandk :D


    P.S : i had tried copying these files earlier bt Avast didnt show that it was updated. It showed the same old Virus Defination Date
     
  14. Vishal Gupta

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    I never tried this method, so can't tell u much! :)

    But there r update installers available for avast! so u can download and use them in case of fresh installation ;)
     
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    Thanks to Vishal Gupta and ashu_dps for the info.

    Can anybody told me where the Update file location of the Windows Defender ?
    Or please give me a link where i can download Defender's update definition file.
     
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    Windows Defender updates are also downloaded using Automatic Updates, so I think those r also downloaded to the same folder of Automatic Updates!
     
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