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Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by HelpFromFrance, Jun 28, 2006.

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  1. HelpFromFrance

    HelpFromFrance Registered Member

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    I have noticed that there is an ever increasing number of signatures files in the directory which if continues this direcotry is going to get really big:

    C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\Signatures

    1. Do we need to leave the older files in there?

    2. Will ewido delete them automatically after a certain time?

    Thanks,
    HelpFromFrance
     
  2. gerardwil

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    You should leave them there :)

    Sometimes there is a big database update.

    Gerard
     
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    Hi HelpFronFrance,

    Here is the easiest way that I know to explain it. The largest file with a size of 6556 KB basically is a cumulative signature file. Say for instance if today ewido put out a new cumulative file, all of the files in that folder would be combined into one. When a new cumulative update is released, all of the incremental files would be deleted. All of the rest of the files in that folder except for the one I talked about above, would be basically incremental files. Once a new cumulative file was put out, all would start over with each update being added being an incremental file. Notice the size of the incremental updates are a lot smaller (3 to 118 KB) compared to the cumulative file (6556 KB).

    I hope this explains things a little better.
     

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  4. HelpFromFrance

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    Gerard,

    Thanks for the advice.
    HelpFromFrance
     
  5. HelpFromFrance

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    puff-m-d,

    Thanks that is really perfectly clear and concise. Good job,
    HelpFromFrance
     
  6. puff-m-d

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    Hi HelpFromFrance

    You are most welcome ;) ...
     
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