Virus Database Update

Dr.Web uses special virus databases to detect threats. These databases contain details and signatures of all viruses and malicious programs for devices running Android known by Doctor Web experts. Virus databases have to be regularly updated as new malicious programs appear every day. The application features a special option for updating virus databases over the Internet.

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In the central protection mode, you cannot update virus databases manually. Updates are downloaded automatically from the central protection server. If the mobile mode is enabled on the server and the connection with the central protection server is lost, you can update the virus databases manually.

Update

The virus databases are updated via Internet several times a day automatically. If virus databases have not been updated for a long time (for example, if the device is not connected to the Internet) you should update them manually.

To check whether you need to update virus databases

1.On the main screen, tap Menu men and select Virus databases.

2.In the opened screen you will see virus databases update status, and when virus databases were last updated. If the bases are not up to date, you should update them manually.

To start the update

1.On the main screen, tap Menu men and select Virus databases.

2.In the next window, tap Update.

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You are recommended to update virus databases as soon as you install the application. This will allow Dr.Web to use the most up-to-date information about known threats. As soon as experts of the Doctor Web anti-virus laboratory discover new threats, the update for virus signatures, behavior characteristics and attributes are issued. In some cases, updates can be issued several times per hour.

Update settings

By default, the updates are automatically downloaded several times a day.

To enable or disable the use of mobile network for downloading updates

1.On the main screen, tap Menu men and select Settings (see Figure 31).

2.Select section Virus database update.

3.To disable the use of mobile network to download updates select the Update over Wi-Fi check box.

If no Wi-Fi networks are available, you will be prompted to use mobile Internet. Changing this setting does not affect the use of mobile network by other application and device functions.

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Updates are downloaded via Internet. You may be additionally charged by your mobile network provider for the data transfer. For detailed information, contact your mobile network provider.

 

In the central protection mode, update settings can be modified and blocked for compliance with your company security policy or according to the list of purchased services.