adaware antivirus uses continuously updated definitions to protect you from all sorts of malware and it is important to keep adaware antivirus updated regularly.
To enable and configure the Automatic Definitions Downloading feature, proceed through the steps listed below:
- On the left navigation menu, select the Scan Computer option.
- With the dialog displayed, click the Modify Settings button next to the Definition Files block.
- In the window that appears, you will see the Automatic Definitions Downloading feature already enabled. It means that adaware antivirus will automatically download and install new threat definitions. Single click the slider to switch between two positions. The green color stands for Enabled, which means that the Automatic Definitions Downloading feature is active and fully functional. The grey color represents the Disabled status, i.e. the feature is deactivated. If you do not have a good reason to disable the feature, we strictly recommend that you keep the Automatic Definitions Downloading feature turned on.
- Specify the frequency (from 1 hour to 24 hours) when adaware antivirus should check for new threat definition files using the Check for new Threat Definitions Every drop-down combo box.
To update threat definitions manually, click the Check for updates button of the Definition File Settings window:
Or, navigate to the Home tab and click the Check for Updates link: