Symantec virus definitions updating

11-Apr-2016 08:27 by 4 Comments

Symantec virus definitions updating

The University Information Security Office (UISO) recommends that you update your virus definitions daily, and scan your computer weekly. Live Update will download the virus definitions from Symantec's site.Back to top Symantec's Intelligent Updater is an alternative to Live Update for obtaining the most recent virus definitions.

Any security software is vulnerable if its virus signature database is not up-to-date, which might result in infections of the hosting system.

Reputable antivirus and protection tools enclose a built-in definition updater to make sure users get the latest signatures, provided their PC is connected to the Internet.

However, even if an Internet connection is not available, having the signature database updated is a must.

Specifically designed for such situations, Norton Anti Virus Virus Definitions deploys a package containing the latest virus signatures issued by Symantec, which can be manually installed for various security products.

I occasionally come across computers that will never be connected to the internet but are still vulnerable to viruses through other sources (ex. What I need is a solution where I can drop the updates on the machines, or connect to them directly (via x-over cable) to download the updates locally.

I know there was a discussion around a tool to do this but cannot find reference to Symantec relasing one

You can always download teh latest definitions to a USB drive or other media and sneakernet them to the system.

You can obtain the most recent virus definitions (also known as protection files or pattern files) from Symantec in several ways.

Running Live Update (the first option below) is usually the easiest and most effective, but other options are available.

Using one method of updating does not preclude the other.

On the same computer, you can choose to schedule Live Update automatic updates, and also manually use Live Update or run Intelligent Updater whenever you wish to update your virus definitions.

On this page: (10.5 through 10.7.x) is available from IUware (requires Indiana University Network ID).

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