4.3. Regular Maintenance

Checking engines/databases health

Metadefender Update Downloader regularly checks for available database updates and scan engine updates for the installed anti-malware engines. Both database and engine upgrades are based on a mechanism that checks for authenticity of the origin of the upgrade package. If the authenticity is confirmed, the upgrade package is downloaded.

Checking for upgrades

Metadefender Update Downloader checks for available database updates and scan engine updates for the installed anti-malware engines on a regular basis. To manually update a scan engine or its database, click on the update now button or the upload package link on the Inventory > Engines page.