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Need a DOS command to find update date of Symantec Antivirus

Created: 27 Jul 2013 | 5 comments

Hello to all,

We have Symantec endpoint manager in our organisation having approx. 1500 end users on symantec managed clients.

I have been making a script in C that will do alots of jobs for displaying the info about system. In view of that I need to find out the last updation date of Symantec anti virus on client machine.

this script will run on every client computer. It will use DOS command to find out the latest updation date of Symantec anti virus.

So,is there any DOS command to display the updation date of :-

1.  Antivirus and Spyware protection

2.  Proactive threat

3.  Network threat


Operating Systems:

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ᗺrian's picture

What version of SEP are you on? 11.x or 12.1?

This article from Vikram Kumar should be of help to you:

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kriss332's picture

Thnks alot pete...

Well, off the records!  Can you provide any similar hint regarding Windows update??

kriss332's picture

I am using DOS command "reg export [registry_path] output.txt" to export all the fields in a particular registry. It is able to export the values from 'Uninstall' regarding finding the installed softwares. for exmaple:

c:\>reg export HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall softwares1.txt

Since there are no spaces in this registry path, it is successful.

But when I try to query and export Symantec registry it doesn't allow. saying 'too many cammand-line parameters'. command as follows:

c:\>reg export HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV symantec1.txt

It is probably due to spaces between 'Symantec Endpoint Protection'. Any ideas to fix it????

Rafeeq's picture

it should be 

c:\>reg export "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV" symantec1.txt

double quotes to show that you are passing that as a single cmd