Update Total Defense Anti-Virus Plus Manually
Applicable Products
Total Defense Anti-Spyware 2009, Total Defense Anti-Virus 2009, Total Defense Internet Security Suite 2009, Total Defense Internet Security Suite Plus 2010
Problem Summary
You can manually download the latest product updates and spyware signature files from Total Defense using the Update menu.
Problem Resolution

You can manually download the latest product updates and spyware signature files from Total Defense using the Update menu.

By default, Total Defense Anti-Virus Plus automatically downloads updates every eight hours.

To download updates

  1. On the Total Defense Anti-Virus Plus toolbar, click Update.

    Alternatively, click the down arrow next to Update and select Update Product from the drop-down menu.

    The Update Product window appears and tracks the progress as the latest updates and signature files are downloaded from the server and installed on your computer. The window displays the following information:

    • The name of the product component being downloaded
    • The version number of the component that is currently installed
    • The version number of the component being downloaded.
    • The size (in kilobytes) of the component being downloaded

    You are prompted when the update is complete or if you must restart your computer to complete the update.

    Note: To stop the update, click Cancel.

  2. Review the Update Product window for information about the update.

    The Update Product window identifies the versions of all of the components installed on your computer and provides information about updated components.

  3. Click Options on the Update Product window toolbar to perform any of the following:
    • Configure the settings to allow you to connect to the server through a proxy server
    • Set options to enable or disable automatic updates or to set an schedule for automatic updates
    • View the update log for detailed product update information
  4. (Optional) Click ca.com on the Update Product window toolbar to access the Total Defense website.
  5. Click Close on the Update Product window to exit the window.

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