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Offline ankurk91

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[Question] The number of virus definitions has been reduced?
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:05:40 AM »
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We all know that the new installer has been reduced in size ,it is 81Mb only instead of 120MB.
But i have noticed that the number of virus definitions has been reduced to half.. why?


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Re: [Question] The number of virus definitions has been reduced?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 05:10:34 AM »
I think its because there is more streaming updates.   :)

Edit: I thought you was talking about something else..  Avast did something like this a few years back http://blog.avast.com/2010/09/06/spring-cleaning-in-our-virus-database/
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Re: [Question] The number of virus definitions has been reduced?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 05:13:56 AM »
The updates for 2014 are on a different release schedule than version 8 and are also better optimised.

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Re: [Question] The number of virus definitions has been reduced?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 05:17:49 AM »
thanks both of you...
the link you provided is sufficient for me..  :D :D :D

copied from this link-->http://blog.avast.com/2010/09/06/spring-cleaning-in-our-virus-database/

Now it is time to clean up and reduce the number of unnecessary detections. The main reason for this is to decrease the size of our virus database updates sent to users around the globe. This will reduce the amount of transferred data, subsequently reducing the amount of needed energy and helping, of course, our forests

« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 05:21:07 AM by ank91 »