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How to update definitions

Ad-Aware Antivirus uses continuously updated definitions to protect you from all sorts of malware. It is important to keep Ad-Aware Antivirus updated regularly.

To enable and configure the Update Definitions feature, proceed through the steps listed below:

  1. On the left menu, click Scan Computer.
  2. With the screen displayed, in the Definition Files block, click the Modify Settings link.
  3. With the Definition Files Settings screen, click the slider to turn on the automatic download of definitions and then specify the frequency period (from 1 hour to 24 hours) for new threat definition to be checked.
  4. To update threat definitions manually, click Check for updates.

Applies to: Ad-Aware 11

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