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Defwatch.tmp files?? Infected or quarantined??

Created: 08 Feb 2013 • Updated: 08 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
ThaveshinP's picture
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Hi All, SEPM picking up files under programdata\symantec\ as infected. Does anyone know what defwatch.tmp files are  ?? Are they infected quarantined files or not . SEP 11ru7 Windows XP. What steps should I take?

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Ashish-Sharma's picture


This known issue you can upgrade your sepm.

Check this artical

DWH***.tmp files are detected in the user profile temp directory.
Article:TECH92399  |  Created: 2009-01-16  |  Updated: 2012-04-27  |  Article URL

Files re-detected during Defwatch scan
Fix ID:
Symptom: DWHxxxx.tmp files are being re-detected when Defwatch scan is running.
Solution: Fixed some scan issues, making the scan faster. Also created a separate folder to rescan Quarantine items that can be used to create exceptions

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

ThaveshinP's picture

SEPM's already running SEP 11RU7Mp2. Going to SEP 12.1 next month. Hopefully the "upgrade" should resolve it.

ᗺrian's picture

There is no true resolution, however, it has been improved in each newer release.

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