I kept my registration notification from Avast - mine runs out in June - but, on re-reading it, I noticed at the bottom: Future updates of virus database will be done automatically. The new updates of software are announced by blue notification windows but you should run them manually.
Can someone tell me what this means please, the bit about running them manually?
Have a look in avast! Program Settings / Update (basic) the default setting if I remember correctly is Virus database "Automatic", Program "Ask when update is available". I suspect this is what your note refers to, I've always set mine to automatic updates for both.
I have checked it out and it is up-to-date. Current version(0609-1)updated today. The blue notification always pops up, accompanied by the nice voice, but I never click it to see the information so I now think it means that you must run manual scans.