Expect Large Filesize in Upcoming Virus Definition File Update

victor_js
victor_js Posts: 7 F-Secure Employee
edited December 2021 in News and Feedback

On December 1, 2021, F-Secure plans to release a substantial database update for the Capricorn engine. The expected filesize will be 17MB.

This update will contain revamped signatures and models which are expected to minimize the database file sizes afterwards and bring better performance.

With the default product settings, this update will happen automatically. This will affect F-Secure's Windows, Mac and Linux EPP products, both for our Consumer and Business users.

Ukko

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  • victor_js
    victor_js Posts: 7 F-Secure Employee
    edited December 2021

    This update was published as Capricorn 2021-12-02_05, released at 08:10hrs UTC on 2nd December 2021.

    The final filesize of this update was larger than initially anticipated, at 32MB, due to a large mount of new detections that were added since we made our first projection, for better malware coverage.

    Ukko