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Disable check for update in 3.0.3 version

asked 2019-07-30 06:12:52 +0000

Avinash gravatar image


I am unable to disable CheckforUpdate for version 3.0.3. I tried creating a HKCU registry under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wireshark\WinSparkle Settings" "CheckForUpdates" to "0". Unfortunately, this registry value gets changed to "1" once the application is launched.

I also tried to see if the application creates a preference file, even this file is not available at "%appdata%\Wireshark" directory.

Kindly assist.

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answered 2019-07-30 07:03:15 +0000

cmaynard gravatar image

What about disabling the preference via Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> gui.update.enabled -> Value:FALSE?

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I tried even that. When I click on checkforupdate button, it still search for update.

Avinash gravatar imageAvinash ( 2019-07-30 07:21:37 +0000 )edit

Well if you manually check for updates, it will still check for updates. That preference only disables the automatic check for updates that happen behind the scenes at the configured gui.update.interval interval for the configured

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2019-07-30 07:25:22 +0000 )edit

Is there a way to disable the manual process as well? I don't want the user to do manual update.

Avinash gravatar imageAvinash ( 2019-07-30 08:13:20 +0000 )edit

The only way I know to disable the manual "Check for Update"would be to modify the source code yourself to disable it. But what would that really accomplish? If the users have the ability to install software, then the users could simply check manually too and just directly download any new updates if they wanted to.

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2019-07-30 15:35:13 +0000 )edit

Thank you for clarifying this:)

Avinash gravatar imageAvinash ( 2019-07-31 06:43:02 +0000 )edit

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