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When FPE downloads an update, it takes the engine offline (provided it has been enabled for a currently-running scan job), automatically installs the update, and then puts the engine back online. An engine update refers to updating to a new version of a scan engine (which replaces the old version), whereas a definition update refers to new definitions being added to an existing scan engine.You should expect to see definition updates occur frequently, but not engine updates.The Mirai malware has infected tens of thousands of devices like DVRs and IP Cameras and is being used for large scale DDo S attacks like the one last Friday.Hajime started spreading before the Mirai source code appeared online.The Melissa worm was a macro virus that caused millions of dollars in damages to infected PCs.Forefront Security for Exchange Server enables you to choose virus scanning engines from multiple vendors.

The virus worked by wiping data from the hard drives of infected devices and overwriting the BIOS chip within the computer, which rendered the device unusable.Nevertheless, an update check for both is done at the frequency and repeat interval that you have specified.If no new files are available, nothing is downloaded for that engine during that update cycle.By default, four randomly-selected engines plus the Microsoft Antimalware Engine are chosen.You can modify the four additional engine selections through the Forefront Server Security Administrator.

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