'Update check interval' schedule is being ignored
BitDefender Internet Security (Paid version), Build 126.96.36.199, Engine version: 7.92916
Windows 10 Pro 21H2 19044.2006
I have automatic updates ON and Silent updates OFF, as part of long running problem I have had with engine updates disconnecting me from remote desktop sessions (but that isn’t what I’m reporting here).
The above ‘settings produce popups whenever there is an update – I want this so I can see when updates are occurring. However, these notifications get annoying with the frequent ‘Threat information updates’. I have posted previously about having separate notification controls for threat updates and the client updates (but again that is not what I’m reporting here).
I’m not sure, but this issue may go back at least to the previous client version as I’ve been investigating this for a while. I extended the update frequency settings to a few hours, but it seemed like I was seeing these popups more than I would expect. I extended it again to 8hrs, but again, occasionally, I would think was that really 8Hrs since the last. I turned it up to the maximum 24Hrs a few days ago and am now sure that this setting is being ignored.
Yesterday I started to note down the times of the updates running. I have had 3 ‘threat information updates’ within the last 24hrs.
What I suspect is occurring:
I have not tested this specifically, but I suspect the BD client is performing a ‘forced’ additional update a short period following each system restart. I have previously identified BD client behaviours which are triggered by a system start-up and ignore all client settings and this appears to be yet another one.
Déjà vu 🤔
Internet Security (Paid), Windows10 Pro64, Ryzen7 5800X, 32GB RAM, RTX3070, 5 internal storage drives, 2x ext hot-swap drives