Dr. Web definition updates

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  1. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    I notice today that Dr. Web has been updated six times in the past four hours (at least). While I am glad to see frequent updates, I am curious as to what your experience is with the average number of updates per day.

    Any input from loyal Dr. Web users is appreciated. :)
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    so far, 10 updates today according to http://live.drweb.com

    but there are some in process and in the queue, so expect some more.
     
  3. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Thanks for the link. They are more active/frequent than Avira at the moment..
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    not really a comparision Bunk,

    Avira add their signatures in a whole different way, so do the majority actually.

    as long as it IS updating, i aint too fussed with how many :D

    thats their job, not mine and i trust them to keep me protected.
     
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    I wasn't questioning the methodology or the structure, just glad to see them protecting us. And if something slips through and screws my system, I just restore to a prior clean state with Acronis.
     
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    They are active with the updates, my other box has Panda AV on it and sometimes I get as many as 2 updates a day...:eek: :blink: :D
     
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    I have a couple of questions about Dr.Web updates. I installed the trial version today.

    When I click on Dr.Web Scheduler>high light update>Edit Task, under Run, Hourly is high lighted. Below that is shows 28 minutes. Does that mean it will update every 28 minutes? I tried to set it to 60 minutes, but it said parameters are only 0-59. Do I leave it the way it is at 28 minutes?

    How can I tell what time the last update was? All I see is the date when I hover over the taskbar icons.
     
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    Sounds like your on the updating hourly setting. So, 0-59 is for that setting.
    Click on the "Every X Minute" button and the 28 minutes applies to that. Once you choose "Every X Minute", you can put anything you want there. Every 28 minutes or every 60 minutes. Or even 120 minutes. What ever you want.

    You can check the time of the last update by clicking on the "About" button from the Spider Guard icon. Just scroll down a little until you reach the "Virus Definitions" section. You should see when the last update was.
     
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    Great. Thank you Malcontent. :) So far I'm pleased with Dr.Web. Loads quickly, run light. Scanning seems to be a little slow. A full system scan has been running now for an hour, and it is only 39% complete. That's ok though, I'm not in any big rush. :)
     
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    Yep, the good doctor is a mite slow at doing physicals. That's why I get them done when I go to bed.
     
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    3 hours---72% complete. :p
     
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    After an initial full system scan disable "archives" & "mail", this will make the scan run much faster.

    scanner settings > file types > uncheck archives, mail

    Scanning time depends on the system you use and the amount of Gigs that has to be scanned. On my rig a full system scan takes about 2 hours (archives & mail disabled). This is about the same amount of time KAV uses.
    I run a pentium 4 3.2GHz 2Gig RAM

    BTW If the scan takes some time, remember that it is usualy done once a week.
     
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  14. Bunkhouse Buck

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    As of the time of this posting, Dr. Web has added 1,070 virus records today. This must be close to (if not) a new record...
     
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    No, I believe sometime in 2006 there was 1500 records added :D
     
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    Hi egghead. Thanks for the help. I'm posting my questions about scanning in this other thread.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1196470#post1196470

    I thought that would be a better thread to ask my questions.
     
  17. C.S.J

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    2006?

    Usually every month or so has a 3000+ day,
     
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    I guess so, I haven't really been keeping track of whats going on in the AV world these days (Would you believe exams every 2 weeks, seven days a week?)....The time I really used Dr.Web was 2006-2007 and I just stated what I remembered :)
     
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    Also nice to read that Igor Daniloff is still working "in the field" (as analyst):cool:
     
  20. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i dont think its too shabby,

    15700 entries have been added to the Dr.Web virus database in February 2008

    15700 /29= 541 per day
     
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