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eScan Version 10 Online Help


Update


Contents


Description

Updater automatically keeps your system’s protection up-to-date from all new emerging species of viruses and other malicious programs which appears frequently.


Configuration

Status

Last Database Updated – Shows the date of the current updated eScan antivirus signature files.

Run mode – Shows the status of the Updater service.


Buttons

Update Now : Clicking on this will begin the download of eScan updates from the internet.

Settings : To configure the Updater setting click on the Settings button.

A) General Config tab :- This tab contains the configuration page through where you can configure the updater to download the updates.

1. Select Mode section – In this section you can configuring the mode from where the updates will be downloaded.
a. FTP - This is the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) method of downloading the updates. When this mode is selected, eScan will connect to the MicroWorld FTP sites for downloading updates. (Refer to the Proxy section below for configuring Internet settings - HTTP)
b. HTTP - This is the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) method of downloading the updates. When this mode is selected, eScan will connect to the MicroWorld HTTP sites for downloading updates. (Refer to the Proxy section below for configuring Internet settings - FTP)
c. Network - This is the Network method of downloading the updates (Universal Naming Convention). A system with eScan can download updates from another eScan system in a Network (LAN) using this Mode. (Refer to the Proxy section below for configuring Internet settings – Source UNC Path)


2. Proxy Settings Section :- In this section the internet connection details is required to be configured.
Download via Proxy – Enable this if your system is connecting to the internet via a Proxy server.
HTTP: This section will be enabled when the HTTP mode of download is selected. In this section add the IP address and port of the Proxy server for internet connection. If the HTTP proxy server requires authentication, enter the valid Login Name and Password in the section provided.
FTP: This section will be enabled when the FTP mode of download is selected. In this section add the IP address and port of the Proxy server for FTP internet connections. If the FTP proxy server requires authentication, enter the valid Login Name and Password in the section provided.
Logon Type:Type of logon to the FTP server
  • User@siteaddress - This is the format the proxy server requires the logon to be in.
  • Open siteaddress - This is the format the proxy server requires the logon to be in.
  • PASV Mode - PASV Mode: This is the format the proxy server requires the logon to be in. When a system connects to a proxy server, the proxy server may filter unwanted data and access may not be granted. By using the passive or PASV mode, the server opens a random port, not secured by the proxy and allows it to connect.
  • Socks - This is the format the proxy server requires the logon to be in. The version specific numbers like 4, 4A, 5 can be selected from the list box provided only when the Socks option is selected.
Network - This section will be enabled when the Network mode of download is selected. the Network method of downloading the updates (Universal Naming Convention).
Source UNC Path – Here add the path of the networked machine, its shared drive and directory of the eScan from the updates will be downloaded.


B) After Update tab – Here you can set an activity to take place after completing the downloading of eScan updates.

  1. Execute this program after downloading the updates - This is an option provided among many others that helps in case there is a need to run /execute a particular application /program after a successful download of the updates is over.
  2. After downloading the updates, make a Virus List – This option automatically creates a virus list after a successful download of the updates is over.
  3. Update Notification - This option when enabled helps to send an email notification /alert to the email address specified in the "TO" field of the "Update Notification" option.


C) Scheduling – This is the scheduler which automatically polls /queries to the internet and downloads the latest updates. The time interval can be set as per requirement (the time is set in minutes) after which it would automatically download the latest updates. The default time interval set is to 120 minutes. Alternatively the download, can also be scheduled on Daily or Weekly or Monthly basis.


Reports Section

View Log – Clicking on this button will open the details of the downloaded eScan updates.



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