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Endpoint Standard: How to Update Virus Definition Files With RepCLI

Endpoint Standard: How to Update Virus Definition Files With RepCLI

Environment

  • Endpoint Standard (was CB Defense) Sensor: 3.3.x.x and Higher
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions

Objective

Update Virus Definition Files using the RepCLI utility

Resolution

Note: Starting in 3.5+ sensors the Repcli UpdateAvSignature command no longer requires CLI_User membership and can be run as a script or scheduled task
 
Sensor Version below 3.7.0.1253
  1. Log into the machine with a user account that matches the AD User or Group SID configured at the time of sensor install
  2. Launch a Command Prompt
  3. Execute command to force signature update
    C:\> "C:\Program Files\Confer\RepCLI.exe" UpdateAvSignature
    
    Success message
    The request of AV signature update has been requested
    
    Error message
    Error: Failed to trigger the signature update, see confer.log for more details
    Command failed
    

Sensor Version 3.7.0.1253 and higher
  1. Log into the machine with a user account that matches the AD User or Group SID configured at the time of sensor install
  2. Launch a Command Prompt
  3. Execute command to force signature update
    C:\> "C:\Program Files\Confer\RepCLI.exe" localscanner updatesignature
    
    Success message
    The request of AV signature update has been requested
    
    Error message
    Error: Failed to trigger the signature update, see confer.log for more details
    Command failed

Additional Notes

  • Active Directory-based SID authentication is not required to run the "repcli UpdateAVSignature" or "repCLI localscanner updatesignature" commands
  • Virus Definition Files are required only when the Local Scanner is enabled

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