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Virus Signature Database Location?


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I would like to know the location, I am experimenting with Regular Update and Pre-release update, and I notice it replaces the whole 48,000+ KB virus signature database file whatever, my question is does switching generates dump/dmp files or temporary/tmp files?

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Hello Miiniiw,

 

ESET likes to use .dat files and .tmp files.

Virus Signature Database files can be located here: C:\ProgramData\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\updfiles

or C:\ProgramData\ESET\ESET Smart Security\updfiles for the suite.

 

The file extension for their software definition updates is .nup

It is digitally signed and therefore can be described as proprietary to ESET.

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Do you suggest on using pre-release updades? Im just at home and its not a work laptop, Im asking for your experience and theories, cause in comparison to Malwarebytes free it has updates every hour on average and Nod 32 has an update every 2~3 hours sometimes even after I sleep then wake in the morning update then nothing updates. I was thinking they've got to release updates in bulk but average I see are 30~50 Kb lets say 2 hours since last update. In fact sometimes its 50% chance that it dont have updates in the next 2~3 hours.

I kinda know how fast you release updates cause I manually update. Great software BTW!

My greatest concern is maybe some data in pre-releases makes my internet slow or has greater resources needed.

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Hey Miiniiw,

 

Pre release updating is usually for updating issues or fixes within some of the modules. Some corporate businesses will have a break and need the update by yesterday and ESET can push out the fixes quickly without releasing to general pop and also test before release. I dont think you will find vsd in prerelease but i could be wrong.

I personally would only hop over to pre release if you have a known issue that may be resolved by ESET through pre release.

I am using pre release myself for software testing purposes.

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You can use pre-release if you like, no it won't affect your internet speed or increase the resource usage in anyway. By using pre-release updates you will get module updates faster hence "pre-release" but that's about it.

 

Yes ESET doesn't push out VSD updates every hour like some other vendors since it's not really needed, between the traditional VSD updates you get updates from the cloud more or less in real-time to the product wich will cover you just fine.

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