How to update the virus definition for the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Edition

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How to update the virus definition for the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Edition

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Want to learn how to update the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise version of the virus definition.

This document describes four different ways to update virus definitions: liveupdate Intelligent Update replication. xdb file uses virus definition transfer method (VDTM)

If you are using the Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Edition 7.x, some guidelines will not apply. See also documentation: How to update the Norton AntiVirus Enterprise virus definition.

Please read the following instructions and choose the most appropriate method for your environment:

LiveUpdate is a program that can connect to Symantec servers, Download the latest definition and apply the definition to the computer you are running on. You can run LiveUpdate from the SYMANTEC System Center console or the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise interface.   Right-click Server, point to All Tasks, point to Symantec AntiVirus, and then click Virus Definition Manager. Click Configure. Click Update Now. LiveUpdate immediately runs silently in the first-level server background. Open the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Edition. Click LiveUpdate. Follow the on-screen prompts to download the latest virus definition. NOTE: the definition obtained through the smart update may be newer than the definition obtained through LiveUpdate. For more information, see Documentation: Differences between LiveUpdate and intelligent updates.
runs from the SYMANTEC System Center console LiveUpdate: runs from the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Interface LiveUpdate: can be from Syma The NTEC System Center virus Definition Manager schedules the regular liveupdate, or clicks file on the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise interface, and then clicks Schedule Update to schedule the program.


Smart update
Smart update file is an executable file that can be used to update virus definitions. If you want to update the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Edition that runs on Windows 98/me or Windows NT/2000/XP, simply run the smart update file to update the virus definitions on the local computer. If you want to update the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Edition that is running on NetWare, you must download the. xdb file from Symantec as described in the "copy. xdb files" section below.   Access Select the appropriate language and products (Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Edition), and then click Download the update. Download and run the Yyyymmdd-version-x86.exe file (Yyyymmdd-version represents the date and version of the definition file).
Download definition update:

copying. xdb files
You can update the Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Server or client by downloading the. xdb file from Symantec.   You can also copy the. xdb file from any Symantec AntiVirus Server SAV folder. The modified date of the. xdb file matches the date of the virus definition. Visit
This. Xdb can also be obtained from Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition download Chinese Updates page.
Double-click the. xdb file with the latest date and select Save to disk from the pop-up dialog box to download the file. If the. xdb file is loaded with a. zip extension, delete the. zip extension by renaming the file. The filename should resemble: Vd12bc02.xdb. The. xdb file should be copied to the appropriate target location according to the Symantec AntiVirus version and operating system. For NetWare, the default location is Sys:sav for Windows nt/2000/xp, the default location is C:/Program files/sav downloads from Symantec. xdb Files:
use . xdb to update definitions automatically
You can schedule a batch file to automatically download the smart update, extract the. xdb file, and copy the. xdb file to the appropriate location. See: How to automatically update the Norton AntiVirus enterprise definition without using LiveUpdate.

Using Virus definition Transfer method (VDTM)
Vdtm is completely automatic, it can update all the computers on the network by simply updating one server. For overview and installation procedures, see the documentation: How to use the virus definition transfer method (VDTM) in Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise version 8.

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