The Smart Scan Agent Pattern is updated daily and is downloaded by the OfficeScan agents’ update source (the OfficeScan server or a custom update source). The update source then deploys the pattern to smart scan agents.
Smart scan agents are OfficeScan agents that administrators have configured to use File Reputation Services. Agents that do not use File Reputation Services are called conventional scan agents.
Smart scan agents use the Smart Scan Agent Pattern when scanning for security risks. If the pattern cannot determine the risk of the file, another pattern, called Smart Scan Pattern, is leveraged.