Updating the Antivirus DAT File
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Antivirus software is constantly being updated to be able to identify the new viruses. Virus definition or DAT files contain virus signatures and other information used to protect the CTERA Edge Filer against existing and new potential threats. Generally, DAT files are released daily.

You can schedule the CTERA Edge Filer to check for new DAT files which are then used when scanning files for viruses. You can also manually check for updates, for example when you think a new DAT file has been released before the scheduled update is set to run.

Note

To check for updates to DAT files, the CTERA Edge Filer must be able to connect to antivirus update site.

To schedule checking for DAT updates:

  1. In the Configuration view, select Security > Antivirus in the navigation pane.
    The Antivirus page is displayed.
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  2. Click Settings.
    The Antivirus Settings window is displayed.
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  3. Make sure Check for Updates is checked and then set the update details.
    You can set the scheduler to check for new DAT files daily, weekly or monthly. CTERA recommends keeping the default daily check.
    You set the scheduler to access the antivirus provider to use the latest DAT file from the relevant server, specifying the server address and path.
  4. Click Save.

At the selected time, the system checks for the latest DAT file to use when scanning files.
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To manually check for DAT updates:

  1. In the Configuration view, select Security > Antivirus in the navigation pane.
    The Antivirus page is displayed.
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  2. Click Check for updates.

The system checks for the latest DAT file to use when scanning files.


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