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content revisions / live update on clients

Created: 19 Jul 2010 • Updated: 19 Aug 2010 | 2 comments
Jedi_B's picture
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My clients are keeping updates for a number of months on end, i have followed this

But this seems limited to the server side for content revisions.

Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\LiveUpdate\Downloads%appdata%/Symantec

Live update & content revisions  - i'm asking if these are the same things, if not - can someone explain how i can limit the number of updates kept.


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postechgeek's picture

@ Jedi,

To my knowledge, the content revisions should match up with the SEP client has well. You can check the usage.dat (text file) in the virusdef folder and see. Though, I have found the named content folders don't always delete.

VirusDef folder XP:
\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VirusDefs



Mudit Kumar's picture


Liveupdate is the metnod/Medium though which Content or the updtaes are downloaded.

Content revision is the a specific number given to the updates those are downloaded by Liveupdate.

Here is an articles

Title: 'Best Practices for configuring the number of content revisions to keep in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager'
Web URL:

Thanks & Regards,
Mudit Kumar