Its bad enough that v5.12 A/V defs don’t update - must update manually - but I discover that v7.x doesn’t either. I attempted multiple CIS v7.0.317799.4142 A/V defs updates. Appeared to complete w/out error, but version remained v24661 updated last 15 Mar 26.
In the …/scanners folder during update a b0024826.cav file w/ 39MB appeared before disappearing. Now I’m noticing during update it claims to be downloading files, but there’s no internet traffic evident. Subsequent update attempt showed same file w/ 16MB - spins its gears at 90% before completing successfully - the b0024826.cav file disappears - leaving only the b0024661.cav file. Presently the b0024826.cav file grows to only 636KB before updating successfully and leaving the b0024661.cav, rinse, lather, rinse and repeat.
Tried to download bases.cav.z from:
yields: v24467 15 Mar 7 !?!?!?!?
Tried to download bases.cav from:
claims Latest Database Version:
Release Date (all times GMT):
Number of Definitions Added Today:
10925 !?!?!?!?!? Really? Just today? That seems excessive, but out of 42 MILLION its merely a fraction.
In any case, the size of both files, i.e., bases.cav or that in the .z file are the same. I installed the file manually in CIS v5.12 and About shows v24467. I tried to import that into CIS v7.x and error: invalid version number inside defs file.
That’s not a surprise; the downloaded file - allegedly v24826 but is actually 24467 - is 284,540KB, while v24661 a/o 15 Mar 26 is 282,836KB. That makes some sort of sense; the more A/V defs that get added to the defs file, the smaller it gets; the archived A/V defs 15 Jan 4 was even bigger than the currently offered v24467. Eventually the A/V defs file will be 0KB and protect against everything, and after that updating the A/V defs will increase the capacity of the hard disk and protect against threats not even dreamed up yet.
Right? Why am I not amused.
I added CIS v7 to the topic title to be more informative. Eric