Scheduled and Automatic Updates
By default, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is configured to check for updates every hour, on a daily basis. There are several options for customizing inside the update scheduler in the program:
- The recommended daily check for updates can be set to a particular time or specified intervals, e.g. every 30 minutes, 1 hour and so on.
- You may also do a weekly check on specified days of the week.
- Monthly is also an option, with checks on a particular day of the month, e.g. every 5th of the month.
Note that the automatic update feature in Emsisoft software must be enabled before the scheduler will work. Turning off the automatic updater in the program will also disable checking for updates according to the schedule. This option is only available for licensed users of the program.
It's recommended that you enable the automatic update for Emsisoft to enjoy the protection it can offer for Windows. An update scheduler is often provided in anti-virus or anti-malware programs to allow end-users to better personalize the program. End-users that are using a slow Internet connection may want to adjust the update intervals so they can fully use the Internet connection for other purposes. If, in any event, the updater has failed to check, download or install available updates, consult the Internet connection settings in Internet Options or the Internet connection setting in your Emsisoft software. If you are behind a proxy or an authentication is required, enter the information into Emsisoft program for future use. The default Internet connection setting of Emsisoft is the browser's connection setting.
Also, ensure that the computer firewall is not blocking the communication from the program to its server. If there's no problem with the Internet connection setting but automatic or scheduled updates won't run, proceed to scanning the computer using another malware scanner, such as Malwarebytes or Ad-Aware free.