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14 mai 2011 6 14 /05 /mai /2011 01:41

KAV_OK_140511.jpg

To those who do not speak/read French, the screenshot proves that:

- KAV 2011 was updated the 12th of May, 10:40PM

- 2 days after that, the 14th of May, 01h40AM, Kaspersky still claims it is up to date!

- udpates are automatic, the default and recommended setting

Note the interface says "the computer is safe. Databases are up to date"...

In a world where antivirus definitions updates are provided quicker than every hour, I don't think more than 24 hours without any update could mean "computer is safe".

In a nutshell, it is not because your KAV says it does protect your antivirus at maximum that it is true...

Here is the proof of it:

KAV_OK_def_140511.jpg

 

After 10 minutes, KAV did start its automatic definitions update. Now, it claims to be "up to date", with a database file generated the 14th of May (ie: today!), 01:22AM!!

 

Update:

Now, taking that into account, a few advises:

- at the right moment the computer get internet connection, and beforce starting any network application (IM, browser, RSS reader, email client...): force Antivirus definition update.

- if your computer was in a sleep mode, or even in hibernation, then just the same: force the update at the right moment it has Internet access

- after the update process, make sure there is no need to reboot to "apply the update"

- then, your computer is preing protected the best your AV solution can

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