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How to stop file downloads

Created: 18 Feb 2009 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 2 comments

I am running BEXEC 12.5 SP1 and I have noticed entries in our web proxy log file for a download of the file every 5 minutes from


Is there a way to stop it from downloading these files?  We do not use symantec for any protection products.


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byoung120's picture


It has to do with Backup Exec, not the protection products. Read this snippet: "Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 also delivers innovative multiproduct integration with Symantec Enterprise Vault™, Symantec™ ThreatCon security alert system, and..."
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Here's a similar description of Norton Ghost, which has a little more information: "Symantec ThreatCon integration— triggers incremental backups whenever ThreatCon reaches a specified threat level."

Within Backup Exec, there may be a way to configure (i.e., disable) the ThreatCon integration and stop those downloads. I'm having the same problem; I found hundreds of these entries, every few minutes, and now I'm here researching how to make it stop!


das's picture

I have the same issue.....
How can I stop the downloads?
Threatcon is disabled in Backup Exec, but the downloads still happen every 5 minutes?