virus signature file

virus signature file

A file containing the binary patterns of known viruses. See virus signature.
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In some cases, it hot half of any customer s machines after they updated to the latest virus signature file. The problem occurs after installing the latest McAfee DAT file for VirusScan.
However, if your virus signature file is not up to date, it might not alert you in time to avoid disaster.
Using virus detection software, with up-to-date virus signature files, at appropriate stages of the manufacturing process is another way to assure system integrity.
Based on award-winning BitDefender anti-malware technologies, BitDefender Quick Scan runs online on any Internet connected PC without slowing down the machine and detects any running malware, hidden threats and keyloggers, without the need to install any software, update virus signature files or perform any configuration tasks.
Initially, I started updating my virus signature files every few weeks and now I'm doing them weekly.