How does RSS update?

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  1. fuquen

    fuquen Registered Member

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    I am a homeuser.

    The antivirus function has to be updated many times every day.

    If it updates in virtual mode, all updates vanish when PC is restarted.
    If it updates in actual operating system, it is a bit troublesome and risky.

    How does RSS actually update itself?

    Thanks for help.
     
  2. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi fuquen,
    Can you be more specific in your questions?

    For the updates, the Virtual Mode is not an impediment as RSS is controlling the disk and can save content to the real disk. In the case of signature and cloud/policy updates, RSS is simply updating itself (its own internal files).

    Why? RSS allows saving of user defined content to the real disk through the File Manager and uses similar processes to save updates to its antimalware database which means the real file is protected throughout the entire process the same way that your WORD document and pictures are saved to the real disk:

    1. The DB File is protected by the Virtual Mode from changes
    2. RSS locks the file for use to make changes -> like Windows locking a file while it is being used by Windows so nothing else can alter it while this happens
    3. Once the changes are applied, the database file is released back to Virtual Mode protection

    Nowhere in that sequence is it possible for malware to interfere or make changes to the real file and further, the file is also protected by RSS's self protection feature which is activated by default in the preferences.

    How is this risky?

    Mike
     
  3. fuquen

    fuquen Registered Member

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    Hi Mr. Mike

    Thank you very much!
    You have actually explained everything that I need know.
    And sorry for the indefinite question and the inconsiderate word RISKY.

    Thank you!
     
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