This article describes the meaning of the F-SecureAutomatic Update Agent (AUA) connection settings. AUA is the component in theproduct that is responsible for the update service of, for example the malwaredefinition databases.
AUA settings explained
Assume always connected means that AUA just tries to connect to the update server (bwserver) without any checks to connection-related issues.
Detect connection means that AUA checks that there is an operational and connected network interface (loopbacks are not an operational interface) available.
Detect traffic means that AUA checks if there has been any network traffic after the previous AUA connection. This is done so that AUA tries to get information on how much data has been transferred since the last check.