The F-Prot Antivirus tips list
F-Prot Antivirus is designed for the easy maintainence of your system's health and security
while being extremely light on your system's resources.
There are also a few things that you can do to
maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of F-Prot Antivirus.
F-Prot Antivirus tips list:
- In order to maintain your system's protection against all new and emerging threats it is imperative that
you keep the F-Prot Antivirus signature files up-to-date. The simplest and most secure way to do this is
to have F-Prot Antivirus automatically check for updates at pre-defined intervals. Obsolete virus signature
files do not necessarily provide protection against all threats.
(Users of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows can use the Scheduler to set this function while users of F-Prot
Antivirus for Unix based platforms can create a cron job that uses the check-updates.pl script to check for new
virus signature updates).
- As most users set F-Prot Antivirus to check for and download new virus signature files on the
hour (e.g. 9:00 or 16:00) you can avoid the heaviest download traffic and optimize your download speed
by setting the Updater starting time to any number of minutes past the hour (e.g. 9:17 or 15:33).
- By signing up for the F-Prot Antivirus Alerts Service
you will receive notification via e-mail whenever
new virus signature files are released. You can also sign up to receive notification whenever
a major new virus threat emerges or whenever new versions of F-Prot Antivirus are released.