Updated: April 1, 2012
Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune
Because malicious software is continually being developed, Endpoint Protection relies on up-to-date definitions to determine if software that is trying to install, run, or change settings on your computer is potentially unwanted or malicious. Endpoint Protection updates the virus and spyware definitions on your computer automatically. If the definitions haven’t been updated for over seven days (for example, if you didn’t turn on your computer for a week), Endpoint Protection will notify you that the definitions are out of date.