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How can I configure Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 to update automatically?

Information applies to:

Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008

Operating systems
Windows 2000 ProfessionalWindows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Home EditionWindows Vista (32-bit Edition)
Windows XP Professional EditionWindows Vista (64-bit Edition)

There are new viruses and threats which appear every day and endanger your computer’s security. This is why you need a good antivirus installed in your computer, and one which is permanently and completely updated.

What do I need to configure the updates

  1. Your User name and Password.

    These details will be provided when you register; if you forget them, you can access the Password reminder.
  2. Register the product.

    If you have contracted a subscription version or purchased the product from our online store, you will not need to register, as your user details will be directly sent to you. For other cases, click here to find out how to register.

How to configure the Automatic Updates

  1. Open Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008, in this order:

    • Click the Windows Start icon.
    • Select Programs.
    • Select the option Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008
    • Click Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008.
  2. Once in  the program, click the Update icon.
  3. Then, select Updates settings.
  4. Make sure in the section Automatic updates that  Enable automatic updates is checked.
  5. Enter your user name and password as  supplied to you when you registered, respecting lower case and capital letters. If you have forgotten your user name and password, access the User name/password reminder site.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.
  7. Click Update Panda AV + FW 2008, now! to perform the update immediately and check that the settings are correct.

Once you have done all this, your Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 will start to update automatically.

Additional Information for users with connection via proxy

If you connect to the Internet through a computer network, via a proxy server, you have to follow these additional steps:

  1. Click the Update icon in Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008.
  2. Next, select Configure updates.
  3. Next, click Internet access settings in the option Advanced.
  4. Select the box Connection to the Internet via a proxy server.
  5. Once you have selected this option, Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 will detect the address and port used for the connection to the Internet via proxy. (If you want, you can modify this data manually). If apart from that, the proxy server requires identification, you will have to select this tab and enter the data to access the proxy server.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.

Once you have done this, your antivirus will automatically update.

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