Database Update Frequency - Spam filtering and Deep Guard



Does anyone know the update frequency for Spam filtering and Deep Guard?


Mine currently states


                 Deep Guard:                                4 days ago (2013-08-06_01)

                 Spam filtering:                              4 days ago (2013-05-29_02)


Are these updated as new threats arise and not on a regular cycle?




  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,661 Superuser

    My Spam Filtering states 24 days ago!  I'm guessing these aren't updated as often as the virus and spyware definitions.  In fact, having just checked the logs, it seems that the spam filtering database was even quite old when it was downloaded:


    2013-07-19 18:04:05.062 [04f0.0d30]  I: Downloaded 'F-Secure Anti-Spam Update 2013-04-15_01' - 'ASPAM' version '2013041501' from, 3503577 bytes (download size 1968140 bytes)

  • I bet that's engine update, not the database
  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,661 Superuser

    That corresponds with the date of the last database update, and in fact, it gives the gives the version date next to the update, which appears to be 15th April:



  • I'm sticking with the idea that's its more kind of engine update than database update and it uses cloud for actual database(I have no idea how spam filter works)
  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,661 Superuser

    Actually, now you've mentioned the cloud database, I guess that makes sense.

  • BlackcatBlackcat Posts: 511



    are you using the beta? As my Spam filtering only says 4 days ago!



  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,661 Superuser
    Yes, I'm using the latest beta, installed when you installed yours - but didn't you do a clean installation? My 'new' beta was updated from the original one, so maybe it goes on the last full install, not just an upgrade? What's the date beside yours?
  • BlackcatBlackcat Posts: 511
  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,661 Superuser
    2013-04-15. Same as mine. :)
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