downloading security updates

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How on earth do I download security updates (e.g Ad-Aware) to my flashdisk and then to my laptop? I don't have internet access on my laptop. It only saves the picture of the tab that says "Download now" instead of the file!
ASKED: February 9, 2008  9:15 AM
UPDATED: February 10, 2008  6:03 AM

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These utilities typically update themselves automatically. Upon performing a cursory review, I did not see a highly advertised area to download updaes from manually. In light of this, there are a few things that you can try:

1. Lavasoft Ad-aware appears to store its updates in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\update\new
1-2. You can try copying files from this folder structure on the computer that has access to the Internet to the computer that doesn’t
2. Spybot Search & Destroy appears to store its updates in C:\Program Files\Spybot – Search & Destroy\Updates
2-2. You can try copying files from this folder structure on the computer that has access to the Internet to the computer that doesn’t
3. You will have to follow a similar process for other malware detection and removal utilities.
4. Alternatively, if the computer that does not have access to the Internet has a network adapter, you may be able to map a drive to the root of C:\ and scan it from the computer that can access the Internet
5. Yet another alternative is to remove the hard drive from the computer that does not have access to the Internet and use a drive case to perform a scan of the file system

Note: It is worth pointing out that the latter two alternatives will yield poor results at best scanning the registry, and no results for scanning memory and processes.

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