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product and there’s a separate download for anyone on the older v4. The file comes as an executable you run to update the virus definitions. Run this and it downloads the latest signatures and then packs them into vdf_in the Install folder.

To import the file into the Avira program, go to the Update menu -Bitdefender Weekly Updates Bitdefender updates its offline definition files once a week on a Friday so they could be a nearly week out of date depending what day you download them.

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They need to be as up to date as possible to have the best chance of removing the threats.

But even if you know the version of WUA is out of date, you can't use the WUA API to force a self-update.

Additionally, if Windows Update on the computer is in such a state that automatic self-updates are failing, you can't use the WUA API to recover from that state.

Of course, if your computer is severely infected, you may have to resort to an Antivirus rescue CD from your favorite security company.

Fortunately for most of us, many of the antivirus companies provide offline virus definition signatures so you can download them from another computer and then manually install the updates on computers with a limited or no internet connection at all.