Author Topic: Virus database update, could it be a virus?  (Read 3297 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

javilleg

  • Guest
Virus database update, could it be a virus?
« on: September 07, 2010, 05:24:06 PM »
Please I do need help about this.

I bought 2 weeks ago a 3 years- 3PCs avast! Internet Security License  ;) . I noticed that the virus database evry time it gets updated the number of definitions grow and grow. For example the virus database 100902-0 was of 2,968,370 definitions, the 100903-1 virus database was of 2,972,182... but ever since 100906-1 the virus database is being reduced every time it gets updated instead of getting bigger, today's update (100907-0) is just 2,600,919 definitions big!!!  ???  is getting smaller and smaller!!!  :-[  Why is this happening? is it some kind of virus that is corrupting my avast! Internet Security program or is it a completelly normal program behavior??? please I need to know, I would be very very thankful  :-\

Online DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89211
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Virus database update, could it be a virus?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 05:48:39 PM »
The numbers will increase on a daily basis, but right now there is a database optimisation going on (spring clean) and that is why you see the lower figure.

Personally in over six and a half years of using avast I find absolutely no benefit in monitoring this figure as the wording below it is more relevant.

See http://blog.avast.com/2010/09/06/spring-cleaning-in-our-virus-database/.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.4.6112 (build 24.4.9067.762) UI 1.0.803/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

yongsua

  • Guest

Offline Pondus

  • Probably Bot
  • ****
  • Posts: 37582
  • Not a avast user
Re: Virus database update, could it be a virus?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 06:18:14 AM »
« Last Edit: September 08, 2010, 06:23:26 AM by Pondus »