A terminal line walkthrough of applying Intelligent Updater Definitions to a Symantec Antivirus (SAV) for Linux client.
|Article:TECH123107|||||Created: 2010-01-09|||||Updated: 2014-04-23|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH123107|
How do I apply Intelligent Updater (IU) definitions to a SAV for Linux (SAVFL) client?
This set of instructions is intended to be a step by step, copy/paste walkthrough of the process.
Open a Terminal instance with the root user
Switch to directory where you want to work from, I will be using my user’s pre-existing downloads folder
Connect and download the Intelligent Updater script:
You will be prompted for a user name
When asked for password
Navigate to the definition repository
Locate the file to download
The file name will have the format of YYYYMMDD-REV-unix.sh. Example: 20090826-009-unix.sh (describing definitions for the 26th of August 2009, revision 009)
Use the same 32-bit file for both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux systems. Do not use a "unix64.sh" or "core15unix.sh" file.
Throughout the rest of this walkthrough I will refer to the file that you choose in this step as ‘<filename>’
Download the file
Disconnect from the FTP server after the transfer is complete:
modify permissions to make file executable
chmod 555 <filename>
To unpack and apply the definitions that you just downloaded:
To query the current installed definition date:
/opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus/sav info –d
Note: Linux commands are case sensitive.
Note: By default, the Definition Watcher Quick Scan must complete before the current date will be displayed; please allow a few minutes for this process to complete.
Note: The Intelligent Updater will only copy new definitions to the virusdefs/incoming folder. To finish processing these new definitions the rtvscan daemon must be running.
This script can be downloaded from following locations:
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