As a new virus (on computer terms) appear, your antivirus program must know that one.
So basically, there are two update for your antivirus :
1. Update the engine (antivirus program).
2. Update the database of virus.
Some antivirus offering option to download/update online via internet.
But how if you have many computer to proses ?
Some provide an offline update files. Which you can copy/transfer and run on the other computer.
Here the list of link for download (offline prefered) update your antivirus.
If you have other antivirus, please put it on the comment.
NOTE , some will need your login/password/registration info.
Norton / Symantec :
(beware the i-32 and x-86 version)
!!! Do not download these updates if you are a subscriber of McAfee VirusScan or McAfee Personal Firewall.
(Do no why they put it)
Some said the new one, just update online.
Select a site form : http://www.kaspersky.com/faq?chapter=170709150&qid=173662659
More info :
- How to update anti-virus database from ZIP-archives
- General updating principles of Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus products from a local folder
(beware the 4 and 5 version !!!)
/usr/local/bin/freshclam –quiet -l /var/log/clam-update.log
Copy the data files to other pc.
Antivir / Free-av :
Platinum / Panda :
Norman : must online (?)
26/01/2007 update :