The checking for upgrade informs you about new version of Active WebCam. It queries the PY Software server for upgrade information using an internet connection. A dialog box will appear to tell you if an update is available. You need to establish an Internet connection the checking for upgrade can work.
The program is reading information only, it doesn't send anything to the server.
To switch on the Upgrade notification
Click for check Checking for Upgrade from the Tools menu. Active WebCam will periodically (every 14th day) contacts PY Software server in the background to determine if a newer version is available. If an upgrade is available, Active WebCam offers to download the new files.
To check for upgrade right now
Click the Check for Upgrade Right Now from the Tools menu. Active WebCam Immediately contacts PY Software server and ascertains if an upgrade is available.