Naming convention for statically named virus definition update files

Article:TECH161663  |  Created: 2011-06-06  |  Updated: 2014-01-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH161663
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Symantec Security Response is updating the file naming conventions that are used for the statically named Intelligent Updater (IU) packages that are posted to the publicly accessible Symantec FTP servers. This update effects both precertified and certified Intelligent Updater packages.


Solution



The statically named virus definition update files are often used when customers write scripts to automatically download the virus definitions. These virus definition files are located on our public FTP servers in the following locations:

Notes:

  • On August 27, 2004, Symantec removed the following folder from the FTP site: /public/english_us_canada/antivirus_definitions/norton_antivirus/beta/.
  • On February 8, 2005, Symantec moved the location of all virus definitions FTP downloads from /public/english_us_canada/antivirus_definitions/ to /AVDEFS/.
  • Effective Thursday, August 18, 2005, U.S. Pacific Time, Symantec will no longer release virus definitions that are sized to fit a set of standard 1.44 MB floppy disks. Due to the increasing size of virus definitions files and the supplanting of floppy disks with other technologies, we will no longer release definitions in this format. Definitions will continue be available through all other current methods.
     

List of all virus definition update files

     

File Name for Certified Virus Definitions   
 
Platform
jdb/symcdefv5.jdb .jdb of AntiVirus definitions for use with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM)
xdb/navup8.exe Extracts the statically named .xdb file for use on Windows 32-bit Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition. This file, provided as a courtesy to allow organizations to upgrade away from the legacy SAV product, will be discontinued soon.
is400.zip AntiVirus for Groupware definitions for AS/400 and iSeries
symcdefs-core15unix.sh  AntiVirus for Groupware definitions for Symantec Mail Security for Domino (32-bit) v 8.1.2 for AIX and other specific products.
symcdefs-unix.sh    Definitions for 32-bit products on Unix platforms.  Used by Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL), Symantec Scan Engine, AntiVirus for Groupware and other products.
symcdefs-unix64.sh
 
AntiVirus for Groupware definitions for Symantec Mail Security for Domino (64-bit) v 8.0.5 for AIX
symcdefscore2v5i32.exe
 
For use only with the consumer product NAV 2012.  Do not use with SAV or SEP.
symcdefscore2v5i3264.exe
 
For use only with the consumer product NAV 2012.  Do not use with SAV or SEP. 
symcdefscore2v5i64.exe
 
For use only with the consumer product NAV 2012.  Do not use with SAV or SEP. 
symcdefscorev5i32.exe
 
For use only with the consumer product NAV 2011.  Do not use with SAV or SEP. 
symcdefscorev5i3264.exe
 
For use only with the consumer product NAV 2011.  Do not use with SAV or SEP. 
symcdefscorev5i64.exe
 
For use only with the consumer product NAV 2011.  Do not use with SAV or SEP. 
symcdefsi32.exe
 
Windows 32-bit operating systems- Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition client. This file, provided as a courtesy to allow organizations to upgrade away from the legacy SAV product, will be discontinued soon.
symcdefsi64.exe
 
Windows 64-bit operating systems- Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition client. This file, provided as a courtesy to allow organizations to upgrade away from the legacy SAV product, will be discontinued soon.
symcdefsoembash.exe
 
For use only with specific OEM releases of SEP.
symcdefsoemironwl.exe
 
For use only with specific OEM releases of SEP.  
symcdefsoemv5i32.exe
 
For use only with specific OEM releases of SEP.  
symcdefsoemv5i3264.exe
 
For use only with specific OEM releases of SEP.
symcdefsoemv5i64.exe
 
For use only with specific OEM releases of SEP. 
symcdefsv5i32.exe    
 
Windows 32-bit operating systems - Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client
symcdefsv5i64.exe    
 
Windows 64-bit operating systems - Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client  

 

File Name for Rapid Release Definitions Platform
ennlu.lin  
 
Rapid Release for Symantec AntiVirus/Filtering for Domino Version 3.0 on Linux  
ennlu.sol   
 
Rapid Release for Symantec AntiVirus/Filtering for Domino Version 3.0 on Solaris  
ennlu.x86 
 
Rapid Release for Symantec Messaging Gateway for Service Providers 10.5 on Windows 
ennlu64.lin    
 
Rapid Release for Symantec Messaging Gateway for Service Providers 10.5 on Linux 
ennlu64.sol    
 
Rapid Release for Symantec Messaging Gateway for Service Providers 10.5 on Solaris
navup.exe    
 
Windows 32-bit definitions for Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.x. Extracts the statically named .vdb file for use on Windows 32-bit and Novell NetWare. This file, provided as a courtesy to allow organizations to upgrade away from the legacy SAV product, will be discontinued soon.
symrapidreleasedefs-unix.sh   Rapid Release definitions for 32-bit products on Unix platforms.  Used by Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL), Symantec Scan Engine, AntiVirus for Groupware and other products.
symrapidreleasedefs-unix64.sh   Rapid Release AntiVirus for Groupware definitions for Symantec Mail Security for Domino (64-bit) v 8.0.5 for AIX
symrapidreleasedefscore15-unix64.sh   Rapid Release AntiVirus for Groupware definitions for Symantec Mail Security for Domino (32-bit) v 8.1.2 for AIX and other specific products.
symrapidreleasedefsi32.exe   
 
Windows 32-bit operating systems- Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition client. This file, provided as a courtesy to allow organizations to upgrade away from the legacy SAV product, will be discontinued soon.
symrapidreleasedefsi64.exe    
 
Windows 64-bit operating systems- Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition client. This file, provided as a courtesy to allow organizations to upgrade away from the legacy SAV product, will be discontinued soon.
symrapidreleasedefsv5i32.exe    
 
Windows 32-bit operating systems - Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client and some additional products.
symrapidreleasedefsv5i64.exe   
 
Windows 64-bit operating systems - Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client  
symrapidreleasedefsx86.exe   
 
Rapid Release for Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange.  Note that this is a symbolic link: the 0 B size is expected.

Note: the .jbd, .vdb, and .xdb Rapid Release files are not statically named and are therefore not included in the above table.
 




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