Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 - Virus Definitions
About Virus Definitions
New threats 'emerge' all the time. The security companies (including Symantec) work out what is happening and write a detection and repair routines to clean the threat off the computer. Symantec call the detection & repair routines a 'virus definitions'. Every week the anti-virus companies distribute a new set of virus definitions. To avoid infection by new viruses you need to update your 'virus definitions' at least once a week.
Checking Your Virus Definitions
Symantec Endpoint Protection displays the date of the current virus definitions in the middle of the main dialog.
- right click on the Symantec Endpoint Protection icon in the system tray.
- click on 'Open Symantec Endpoint Protection' option.
- see date of current virus definitions in the middle of the dialog - if they are more than a month old update them.
How you update Virus Definitions depends on where and how you installed Symantec Endpoint Protection:
& PC Labs
|Network||the 'virus definitions' are updated automatically.|
|Student Residences||Internet||the 'virus definitions' are updated automatically from Symantec's website.|
or by disk
|run Symantec AntiVirus & click 'LiveUpdate' weekly.|