Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How to download Offline AntiVirus Definition Updates

Download latest manual (offline) antivirus virus databases and updates!
Anti-virus software requires internet connection for updating own virus database and engine. These updates help them to discover more viruses and other kind of malicious software – making your computer much safer.
Fortunately, most companies allow you to download latest virus databases and install them on your computer without going and download them automatically. You can now update virus database on computers which are not connected to internet.

These are updates for Kaspersky Anti-Virus software. Containing fresh database updates each week. Also providing the complete update for their software.  All downloads are free and can be downloaded freely.
ESET Manual Updates (Unofficial)
Unfortunately, ESET does not provide us with official update database packages like all others. But using the above page, you will easily find last update and know what to search on Google.

Providing recent database updates in addition to the engine updates. You can download all these for free and install them offline. This works for all McAfee anti-virus software and with engine supported.

Allow you to download definitions for all supported Symantec products. Including versions for Windows, Macintosh and even handhelds devices. Definitions are provided daily.

The number of new viruses and malware is increasing continually. The AntiVir products supply such a professional virus and malware protection through a so-called virus definition file.

Provide updates for all AVG Free software. Including Windows and Linux versions. Updates are provided daily and may be downloaded easily. However, you can only download full updates from this page.

If you are running an older version of Sophos Anti-Virus and do not automatically update your protection, you should download virus identity files (IDEs), which provide detection and disinfection of viruses.

Windows Defender utility allows you to manually update. Provides all recent updates for both, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems. To install these updates you would need to use administrator account.

Providing latest antivirus updates for all BitDefender antivirus software versions. If you are using some security software from this company, you should download and install these manual updates.

Allow you to download definition database for F-Secure products for both Windows and Linux. Applies to most F-Secure anti-virus software. Providing you an easy installation on your computer.

Avast! Update files can be downloaded from these pages if required e.g. if your computer does not have an Internet connection. Updates are usually released on a daily basis 

CA-Antivirus Signature Updates
CA Antivirus has made fairly significant improvements in manual virus scanning, email protection, and IM protection, and it even supports both POP and IMAP email clients.

A Trend Micro patterns are actually a virus databases for all products they own. This is a relatively good antivirus with included anti-spyware protection too.
A relatively new player in this field and already have some very good customer reviews on internet. This antivirus is one of the fastest antivirus and anti-spyware software currently available.

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