Determining the version and build of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition or Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition by using the registry

Article:TECH99042  |  Created: 2000-01-29  |  Updated: 2007-01-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH99042
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



You want to find the version and build of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition or Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition by using the registry.


Solution



In addition to having been displayed in the user interface, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition store product version information in the ProductVersion registry key, which can be found in the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion

The ProductVersion value is a hexadecimal number.

To convert the hexadecimal to a decimal number
  1. Separate the first four digits of the hexadecimal number from the last four digits of the hexadecimal number.
    For example, the hexadecimal number 034e02ee becomes 034e and 02ee.
  2. Convert the first four-digit hexadecimal number to decimal, using Calc.exe or some other method.
    For example, the hexadecimal number 034e becomes 846. The last two digits of this number specifies the build number. In this case, a value of 846 means build 46.
  3. Convert the second four-digit hexadecimal number to decimal, using Calc.exe or some other method.
    For example, the hexadecimal number 02ee becomes 750. This number specifies the version number. In this case, a value of 750 means version 7.50.






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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH99042


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