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By default, the Update type is set to Regular update. This ensures the detection signature database and product modules are updated automatically daily from ESET update servers.

Pre-release updates include the most recent bug fixes and detection methods available to the general public soon. However, they might not be stable at all times; therefore, it is not recommended to use them in a production environment.

Delayed updates allow updating from special update servers providing new versions of virus databases with a delay of at least X hours (that is, databases tested in a real environment and considered stable).

If an ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux update was not stable, roll back the module updates to a previous state. Execute the appropriate command from a Terminal window, or roll back using ESET PROTECT.

You can define up to two alternative update sources, a primary and secondary server.

By default, only one snapshot of modules is stored locally. To store more snapshots, increase the Number of locally stored snapshots to the desired number.

Product Update

By default, ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux (EEAU) does not update product components automatically.

Activate automatic updates:

1.In ESET PROTECT, click Policies > New policy and type a name for the policy.

2.Click Settings and select ESET Endpoint for Linux (V7+) from the drop-down menu.

3.Select Auto-update from the Update mode list-box.

4.Click the toggle next to Auto-updates.

5.Click Continue > Assign, select the desired group of computers the policy will apply to.

6.Click OK, then click Finish.

Update mode

Auto-update - new packages are automatically downloaded and then installed upon the next restart of OS. If there have been updates to the End User License Agreement, the user must accept the updated End User License Agreement before downloading the new package.

Never-update - new packages are not downloaded, but the product displays the availability of new packages in the Dashboard.

Custom server, Username, Password

If you manage several EEAU instances and prefer update from a custom location, define the address and applicable access credentials of an HTTP(S) server, local drive, or removable drive.