Advance Notice: Update for RMM Managed Antivirus Bitdefender (MAV-BD) 6.6.16.226

Please be advised we will be pushing an update for Managed Antivirus MAV-BD v6.6.16.226 available for all Modern Windows Operating Systems (Windows 7+ Windows Server 2008 R2+) starting Monday May 25th, available in all territories by the end of the week.

Enhancements

  • Enhanced Behavioral Analysis module for Server class devices bringing Process Group Detection.  Malicious actions do not necessarily involve a single process and having the ability to also monitor child processes in the execution span provides a correlated view and better detection.
  • Implemented a mechanism that facilitates the migration process to new Bitdefender technologies, without requiring a product update.
  • Added Support for Microsoft Windows 10 2004 (20HF1)

The following issues were fixed in this build:

  • Crash when starting Internet Explorer on windows 7 systems without the Microsoft stack update KB4516655 installed.

The new Bitdefender engine version should not require any reboot. If a reboot should be needed, it will be displayed in the RMM dashboard. Ensure the delay and reboot settings in your policies are set accordingly for your customers.

Delaying Engine Upgrades

MAV-BD Engine upgrades can be delayed by up to 10 days in the Managed Antivirus protection policy. Upgrades can also be delayed for weekends and evening hours.  Please refer to RMM’s help file for more detail on this feature.

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Handling MAV-BD Reboots

  • Reboots can be automatically enabled for the upgrade process by selecting an option in the MAV policy under the “Installation Settings” tab. 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. If the automatic reboot option is not enabled, the reboot will be displayed as a blue dot within the North Pane of the RMM Dashboard, indicating that the machine needs a reboot to complete the installation.  Reboot the machine at your earliest convenience.

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Determining the version on a device:

The version of the MAV agent, as well as the MAV engine version, can be seen in 2 places – by looking at the Managed Antivirus Check (Bitdefender), or by running the Managed Antivirus Protection Report.

To see the version of the agent within the MAV check, navigate to the South Pane of the device and find the Managed Antivirus Check – Bitdefender and select the “More Information” link.  To see across devices, run the Managed Antivirus Protection Report under Reports > Managed Antivirus > Antivirus Protection Report. Ensure that the Agent Version and Engine Version columns are selected from the Column drop down.

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