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09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« on: October 09, 2013, 04:04:13 PM »
What's with this update?

09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added.

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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 04:14:10 PM »
Are you getting streaming updates?
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 04:46:51 PM »
Well if you look at the http://www.avast.com/virus-update-history and I don't recommend you do this right now (you have been warned) as there is an entry for 131009-0 update it is an absolutely huge list (which doesn't appear to have been released), the largest I have seen. So large firefox was struggling to load the page and navigate through it.

It looks more like a VPS optimisation of the database rather than an actual update.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 04:57:17 PM »
Are you getting streaming updates?
Yes. I guess. I don't change much settings on my AV.


Well if you look at the http://www.avast.com/virus-update-history and I don't recommend you do this right now (you have been warned) as there is an entry for 131009-0 update it is an absolutely huge list (which doesn't appear to have been released), the largest I have seen. So large firefox was struggling to load the page and navigate through it.

It looks more like a VPS optimisation of the database rather than an actual update.
Okay. Everytime I got a popup message from Avast, especially updates, I always click on "More details..."
And this was my first time seeing "0 virus definitions were added".

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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 05:07:56 PM »
Generally I don't look at stuff like that as it doesn't actually provide what I consider useful information.

The raw number of updates isn't that meaningful, virus signatures can be generic, etc. where they are capable of detecting multiple variants of a particular virus/malware. So the number of definitions added doesn't relate the the potential detections covered by that signature.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 05:22:16 PM »
Generally I don't look at stuff like that as it doesn't actually provide what I consider useful information.

But it's still there as popup, and it's there for a reason. I just like to view what's in there in the popups, especially definition updates. Not all AV shows what the updates contains. AVG in particular, doesn't show any update info to it's users, how many definitions added, etc. Avast and ESET does show definition updates.

It may not be useful to you but for some, including me, I like to read updates.

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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 05:37:24 PM »
The virus update history link that I gave provides more information than just raw numbers, but also the virus signature names that have been added. Not that that is particularly useful as it doesn't give detailed info on what that signature detects, just a listing of the signature names.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 05:41:40 PM »
The virus-update-history is not working at the moment.

The latest information times out.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2013, 05:47:23 PM »
The virus-update-history is not working at the moment.

The latest information times out.

Because of what I mentioned in my Reply #2, the list is absolutely massive, it almost overpowers your browser when trying to load and manipulate it.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013, 05:55:26 PM »
Even when i change the date to from beginning of this month to today its not working so Avast
has some problems there.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2013, 05:57:06 PM »
Of course changing the date won't work unless you exclude the large 131009-0 update the total size of the page will be massive.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 06:01:08 PM »
How large is that update?
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 06:14:25 PM »
I don't know as that information isn't available on the update page.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2013, 06:19:04 PM »
How large is that update?
Large enough that I can honestly say that I have read shorter books.
This thing is absolutely huge. It took Chrome almost 30 seconds to load.
But then again I'm using an 8 MB connection.
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Re: 09 October 2013 Update Details: 0 virus definitions were added
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2013, 06:20:47 PM »
I submitted a infected webpage which has a ton of java malware, maybe they got added in this update. :D

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=136314.0
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