Keeping an antivirus suite up-to-date is a necessary thing for security. If you don’t update, the whole effort of getting antivirus software will be futile. What’s the point if the antivirus cannot recognize new threats? In case if you did not know, virus definitions are updated when you update your antivirus program. Nevertheless, more often than not, you’re fed up with the automated update utility of the antivirus. The case is worst if you have a non-stable connection with lower speed. Don’t worry if you are not able to update your antivirus using the official utility. We have a superb way to let you update Bitdefender 2016 offline — without losing much bandwidth or resources.
We hope you know very well about Bitdefender, which we had reviewed earlier. We have already written a detailed guide on installing Bitdefender 2016 offline without using any internet connection So, you can follow this tutorial to keep your antivirus suite up-to-date even if you don’t have internet on home pc. It’s to be noted that you are going to download and install definitions on your own and you don’t need others’ help. So, Bitdefender users, let’s start!
First, you need to download the product updates for the corresponding versions. In Bitdefender official website, you can find latest virus definition updates for its different products. Use this link => http://www.bitdefender.com/site/view/Desktop-Products-Updates.html (Will open in new tab)
If we take the case of Bitdefender 2016, updates are available for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Bitdefender Internet Security and Bitdefender Total Security. Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available, and you can download the file directly.
After downloading the update file (It will be an .EXE file), copy it to somewhere accessible. Talking of the setup file, it is just 150MB or around.
When compared to the resources you normally spend via automated update utility, the size is way too small.
When you double-click open the file, you can see an extraction window.
The update installation will be extracted.
In the next window, you need to accept the terms and conditions of Bitdefender Antivirus Products and Updates.
Wait a few seconds until the update installation is complete.
Once the installation is completed, you can click the Finish button and it is all fine to go.
Now that you have updated the virus definitions of your Bitdefender antivirus product, you can start using it.
If you’d look at the interface, you can see ‘last update’ as ‘today’. It means that your computer will be able to recognize even the zero-day threats in no time. It doesn’t matter whether you are into browsing or downloading, up-to-date virus definitions are there to help.
So, what you have seen is the step-by-step tutorial to update Bitdefender 2016 manually. Though you need to get an update file from internet, a connection isn’t necessary for update installation. You can just double-click updates’ file to get the job done. This method is way too useful when you cannot rely on your data dongle internet connection or dial-up connection for antivirus updating. In short, you can save your time, effort and resources.
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