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by Nickel Super Contributor scotta
on ‎03-11-2011 09:54 AM

If you are physically at the machine, you can disconnect the machine from the web.

 

If you are installing as a remote user, you can't do this but you might be able to temporarily block all traffic to and from www.act.com

 

This might work in the meantime but I have not tried it.

 

Scott Abboud

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on ‎03-11-2011 06:37 PM

Yup, using the hosts file to block it was the only way I found ... but not a nice options

 

Regards,
Mike Lazarus
ACT! Evangelist
GL Computing, Australia
http://Blog.GLComputing.com.au
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by Bronze Super Contributor jimdurkin
on ‎05-03-2011 07:06 PM

Mike,

I have a FREE add-on for ACT! which disables ACT!’s ability to get the updates from the ACT web site without re-configure your firewall.

This add on for ACT! will disable the auto update feature by changing the internal ACT! URL so that it is not able to connect to the FTP site.

 

ACT! tries to get the update by one of two mechanisms. Both are disabled:

1) When the users go to the HELP menu and select "ACT! Update..."

2) On ACT startup after a predetermines period of time such as "every 90 days"

 

If the users go to the "ACT! Update..." menu they will see the yellow popup which reads.

"Connect error"

"Please try again later"

 

Use this link to download directly:

http://durkincomputing.com/ACTAddonsDownloads/DurkinACTUpdateOFF_Installer.msi

 

Thank you for your time.

by
on ‎05-03-2011 10:10 PM

Thanks ... I'll have a look at it.

I've found a couple of entries in the hosts file has been working well so far :-)

 

Regards,
Mike Lazarus
ACT! Evangelist
GL Computing, Australia
http://Blog.GLComputing.com.au
http://twitter.com/GLComputing

GL Computing Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/GLComputing
LinkedIN ACT! Fanatics Group - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=49896

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