How to Update Definitions for Symantec Endpoint Protection using the Intelligent Updater

Article:TECH102606  |  Created: 2007-01-08  |  Updated: 2014-06-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102606
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



This document describes how to download and use the Intelligent Updater (IU) for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP).


Solution



The Intelligent Updater is an executable file that can be used to update virus definitions for the Symantec Endpoint Protection client. To update the definitions, run either the Daily Certified or Rapid Release Intelligent Updater on the local computer.

To use the Daily Certified Intelligent Updater to update definitions for the Symantec Endpoint Protection client

  1. Download the Intelligent Updater from this page Virus Definitions & Security Updates
  2. Select the language.
  3. For the product, select Symantec Endpoint Protection.
  4. Locate the correct file to download for Symantec Endpoint Protection depending on whether it is for a 32-bit or a 64-bit operating system.
    For example, the file names might look like "20071008-016-v5i32.exe" (for 32-bit) or "20071008-016-v5i64.exe" (for 64-bit) .
  5. Click the file specified for Symantec Endpoint Protection, and download it to your hard drive.
  6. Locate the file that you downloaded, and double-click to run the Intelligent Updater.


To use the Rapid Release Intelligent Updater to update definitions for the Symantec Endpoint Protection client

  1. Download the Intelligent Updater from this page: Rapid Release Virus Definitions.
  2. Locate the correct file to download for Symantec Endpoint Protection, depending on whether it is for a 32-bit or a 64-bit operating system.
    For example, the file names might look like "vd2a5020.jdb" (for 32-bit) or "symrapidreleasedefsv5i64.exe" (for 64-bit).
  3. Click the file specified for Symantec Endpoint Protection, and download to your hard drive.
  4. Do one of the following:

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