live update

(redirected from Automatic Updates)
Also found in: Acronyms.

live update

The automatic updating of software via the Internet. First used to keep operating systems, antivirus software and Web browsers more secure, live updating migrated to all types of software. On startup, many applications query the Internet for updates.

Silent or Announced
The update may take place with or without the user's knowledge. For example, the Windows-based subscription to this encyclopedia uses both methods. Whenever the software has been revised and deployed on the server, a "silent update" is performed when the user runs the app. The new executable is automatically downloaded replacing the older version, which takes just a couple seconds. However, when a data update occurs, the user is given the choice to download now or later. The reason for the difference is that if there is a bug in the software, every user should be running the repaired application, but if users are in a hurry to just look up one term, they may prefer not to wait the 10 to 15 seconds to download the updated definitions. See browser updates.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Those who don't want to bother updating apps manually can activate the "Automatic Updates" feature.
Threat prevention capabilities such as vulnerability protection with IPS and WildFire provide our customers with comprehensive protection and automatic updates against previously unknown threats.
Customers who use an in-support version of Windows and have automatic updates enabled are automatically protected.Out-of-support systems include Windows 2003 and Windows XP.
The Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has launched the updated version of its licensing service for automatic updates on Omanisation in firms.
Automatic updates would be enabled by default, Google added, with users still able to push updates to devices once official support ends.
BUT to be safe rather than sorry, if you have an Android phone, you must make sure you have 'automatic updates' set to your phone.
The post Google to bring interactive content and automatic updates to Gmail appeared first on Tahawul Tech.
As a teenager, Swartz helped create RSS, a family of Webfeed formats allowing people to get automatic updates online from blogs, news headlines, audio and video.
The Glastonbury headliner, inset, still updates his Instagram account, but tweets from him are now limited to tour date posts and automatic updates via Instagram.
Customers who applied the update, or have automatic updates enabled, are already protected."
Microsoft had initially offered its users an optional yet free upgrade to Windows 10 but then began to push automatic updates earlier this year.

Full browser ?