You may be able to automatically update your security program using Windows SteadyState in one of two ways:
- Schedule Windows SteadyState to automatically update the
security program detected by Windows SteadyState and shown in the
Security Program Updates box.
- Write a custom script to apply the updates you want at the
scheduled date and time for automatic updates.
You can perform security program updates automatically as part of the critical updates process if Windows SteadyState detects an antivirus or security product it can update. At time of publication, Windows SteadyState currently detects and includes scripts for updating the following security products:
- Computer Associates eTrust 7.0
- McAfee VirusScan
- Windows Defender
- TrendMicro 7.0
This feature can work with other antivirus or security products. If you have a desire to use an antivirus or security product other than those listed, you can prepare a signature update script for it as described in your antivirus software manual. Signature update scripts can also be run manually. For more information on installing signature updates manually, see Manually Download and Install Updates.