Site Feedback forum

General discussion

Watch List not

my Watch List is listing updates i already installed, namely Acoo Browser and AVG antivirus softwares. How do i correct this? if i choose to remove them they will no longer inform me to update them if they become outdated. thanks, if you can help me i appreciate it ...

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Watch List not
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Watch List not
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Sounds normal...

In reply to: Watch List not

I may be misunderstanding the issue, but it sounds normal. Your watch list ( should list ALL software you're watching, not just those with recent updates. Rather, you should receive an e-mail notification whenever a new version of one of those applications comes out, based on your e-mail frequency selection. (Daily/Weekly/Monthly) Note, though, that Cnet does not keep track of which version of the software you downloaded or when, so depending on how quickly you download the new version, and your e-mail preferences, you may receive the e-mail shortly after you actually update.


Collapse -

In reply to: Sounds normal...

Thank you for letting me know about why it is reminding me. ok so how long will they continue to tell me of updates after i have done them?

Collapse -

In reply to: Thanks

Your Watch List settings let you receive e-mail notifications daily, weekly, or monthly. You'll be notified of each update only once, but the time between the release of the update and the e-mail notification depends on your preferences.

So, for instance, if an update to Firefox was made available on September 5th and you've selected to be e-mailed just once a month you may not receive a notification about the Firefox update until October 1st. During that time you may have found out about the update from another source, downloaded, and installed it. But Cnet doesn't know that, and so you'll still receive that single e-mail on October 1st. This occurs for every version of an application released on

Hope this helps,

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Best Black Friday Deals

CNET editors are busy culling the list and highlighting what we think are the best deals out there this holiday season.