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Offline fvmb

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Number of definitions : Solved
« on: September 06, 2019, 08:42:12 PM »
Hello,

This is happening for a while but i only remembered me that now and i decided to report and see what is going on.
On every virus update, the number of definitions should increase right!? but quite a few times, when after i update the vdb, i check the number of defintions and this number decreases a lot. This happens frequently. Is this a bug or push-back definitions on a vbs?

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« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 09:01:26 PM by fvmb »

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Re: Number of definitions bug report
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 08:48:13 PM »
Sorry i forgot the details ;)

Windows 10 Pro x64
Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388 (build 19.7.4674.526)

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Re: Number of definitions bug report
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 08:53:46 PM »
Database cleanup, some signatures are merged / one signature detect multiple malware from same family, old crap that is no longer out there or dont work on new os is removed

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Re: Number of definitions bug report
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 08:59:26 PM »
Database cleanup, some signatures are merged / one signature detect multiple malware from same family, old crap that is no longer out there or dont work on new os is removed

Oh ok :) perfect Pondus, thank you for your quick reply. That´s makes perfect sense since some of those are old or crap, they merged sometimes. Like you said completly true and yes today one single signature can detect even thousands so this "cleaning" vdb def. regularly is a very good choice.

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« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 09:03:57 PM by fvmb »