Keeping Anti-Malware Software Up-to-Date

Malware is constantly evolving and the software used to detect the presence of malware must be kept up-to-date to ensure accurate and efficient detection of emerging threats from malicious code. Anti-malware software includes both signature and non-signature methods of detection, and is frequently updated to leverage new advances in technology, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. New malware is created and released almost daily. Keeping anti-malware software up-to-date involves applying patches when they become available to fix bugs or vulnerabilities and to update to the latest stable version to leverage the latest features. Any signature based anti-malware rules must be updated with the latest signatures from the vendor to ensure the latest known malware is detected.