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How to stop threatcon.zip 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 threatcon.zip file every 5 minutes from http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter

 

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

bronco_gordo,

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..."
(Source: http://drh.img.digitalriver.com/DRHM/Storefront/Company/symlam/content/product/factsheets/12001745-2_GA_DS_BE12.5_WindowsServ_8.08.pdf ) 
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!

--Bob

das's picture

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

Anyone?