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General Settings Module

The Settings module is used to manage user interface display options, update preferences, password protection, and other security settings.

  1. In the navigation pane, click Configuration > Security Manager > Profiles
  2. Click Add, or click on an existing profile to edit.
  3. In the General Settings area, click View Settings beside the Settings module.

Settings Module Properties

Setting Description

Display Tab

Configures the user interface display options that they will see on their device. Various icons that appear in the system tray indicates their protection status, notification messages and alerts. The system tray icon can also enables the user to access the main program window or to quickly start a scan or update.

When selecting the Enable system tray icon option, the computer needs to be restarted for the feature to be applied to the target device.

You can also include a web, email or phone number for technical support information. Users can access contact information by right-clicking the AV Defender icon in the system tray and selecting About.

Advanced Tab

Configures settings for the security events log, crash reports, and user uninstall passwords. When selecting Submit crash reports to Bitdefender, no personal or secure information is transmitted.

Enables you to use a vaccine tool that can protect against known and possible future versions of crypto ransomware families such as CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt. This is known as the Anti-ransomware vaccine. The tool does this by exploiting flaws in their methods of spreading the ransomware.

Update Tab

Configures the AV Defender update settings. Updates are critical as they allow AV Defender to counter the latest security threats.

Note that you cannot turn off automatic updates.

When configuring the failover server, the failover interval must be a minimum of double the value configured for the Update Interval (Hours) property. The failover value will automatically be assigned a value that is double that of the Update Interval value. This value can then be modified to be greater than double that of the Update Interval value but can never be less than twice as much as the update value.