Additional Files are to be added to Dated Virus Definitions Folder beginning May 21st 2013

Article:TECH205767  |  Created: 2013-04-30  |  Updated: 2013-05-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH205767
Article Type
Technical Solution

Issue



Additional files are to be included in the Dated Virus Definitions Folder.


Cause



The files that make up the Virus Definitions are stored in a dated folder. The format is YYYYMMDD.### where the #s are equal to the revision. An example is 20130430.004


Solution



Beginning with the Virus Definitions that include the update AV Engine version 20131.1, additional files will be added. That update is expected to post in MDD1 on Wednesday May 21st.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1+ and Norton AntiVirus/Norton Internet Security 2011+ customers will see 4 new index files.  Symantec Endpoint Protection 11+ and Norton AntiVirus/Norton Internet Security 2007+ products will see 8 additional index files.

As a result of the additional files, the size of each dated definition folder will increase. Note the size increase noted below will be the size that is added to the dated definition folders as they exist on the disk. When definitions are distributed the files are compressed.

Product Increase in per definition set from .idx files only Filenames
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1+ 7 MB g_1_flt.idx
g_1_idx.idx
g_2_flt.idx
g_2_idx.idx
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, 12.0 22 MB gcrc_nv.idx
gcrc_v.idx
troj_v.idx
troj_nv.idx
g_1_flt.idx
g_1_idx.idx
g_2_flt.idx
g_2_idx.idx

 




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