SolarWinds RMM: Managed Antivirus – Bitdefender v6 RC update Advance Notice

Advance Notice: Update to RMM Release Candidate (RC) Managed Antivirus – Bitdefender (MAV-BD) v6.6.2.49 and v6.4.2.79 scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Please be advised we will be publishing an update to MAV-BD devices using v6.2 on Thursday, August 9, 2018.  Devices on MAV-BD v5 will not be upgraded at this time.  We will post another update once this has been released.

The MAV-BD v6.6.2.49 and v6.4.2.79 update introduces a split version for RMM users, based on the operating system of the device.

  • MAV-BD 6.x for Windows Modern Operating Systems: designed for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher, this version no longer installs on legacy operating systems.
  • MAV-BD 4.x for Windows Legacy Operating Systems: designed for Windows XP and Windows Vista families, including corresponding embedded and server versions, this version does not install on modern operating systems.

Post the v6 update, MAV-BD installations will receive the version corresponding to their operating system.  A reboot should not be required for this update.  Please see more information on handling reboots at the bottom of this post.

MAV-BD Version 6.6.2.49

Enhancements

  • New installations automatically receive the latest version of Advanced Threat Control (ATC 4.0)
    • Under-the-hood improvements deliver better proactive heuristics and allow faster response to new threats or false positives
    • Better detection of script-based and PowerShell attacks
    • ATC4 groups related processes and evaluates actions for improved efficacy
    • Improved mechanism for detecting potential Process Doppelgänging attacks
    • Added support for the system variable %AllUsersProfile% to specify paths for product modules

The following issues were fixed in this build:

  • An issue that prevented quarantined files from being restored on network paths when using the local user interface
  • Advanced Threat Control causing a critical error (BSOD) when using CodeSoft
  • An issue with Advanced Threat Control that prevented CCH Prosystems Tax from being installed on endpoints

MAV-BD Version 6.4.2.79

Enhancements

  • Improved mechanism for detecting potential Process Doppelgänging attacks
  • Added support for the system variable %AllUsersProfile% to specify paths for product modules

The following issues were fixed in this build: 

  • An issue that prevented quarantined files from being restored on network paths when using the local user interface

Handling MAV-BD Reboots

  • A reboot is not expected with this update.  If a reboot should be needed, it will be displayed as a blue dot within the North Pane of the RMM Dashboard.
  • Reboots can be automatically enabled for the upgrade process by selecting an option in the MAV-BD policy. Automatic reboots occur within 5 minutes of taking the update. Please ensure this option is disabled if you do not want your end-user machine to automatically reboot.

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