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SEP 10.0 and SEP 12.0 Virus pattern difference

Created: 12 Jul 2013 | 9 comments

Dear all,

We have two group of SEP.

Old PC XP install will SEP 10.0

Win 7 VDI is install with SEP 12.0.

We found that this week, the SEP 10.0 Virus pattern is kept on 2013/07/08 while the SEP 12.0 virus pattern date is on 2013/07/12.

Check with the System Log of SEP 10.0 Client, it run the live update every day.

When we manual run the live update in SEP 10.0, it said the symantec product is uptodate.

Why the virus pattern had so big difference between these two versions?

Please kindly help.


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Brɨan's picture

No such product as SEP 10. Do you mean SAV?

Both products should have the same date. One does not appear to be updating correctly.

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pete_4u2002's picture

SAV definition have been stopped to be published, hence that is the reason.

You should be upgrading those clients to SEP 12.1 RU3 which is the latest vesrion.

Ivan 2's picture

"SAV definition have been stopped to be published, hence that is the reason."

When does it happen???


pete_4u2002's picture

its been long time , however there was extended for some time for some time and i believe it stopped on 8th July.

so is your machine affected running SAV?

pete_4u2002's picture

check this link

End of Life announcement for Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Symantec Client Security

Article:TECH178551  |  Created: 2012-01-09  |  Updated: 2013-06-21  |  Article URL
Ivan 2's picture

Yes. All PC with SAV 10.0 is virus pattern is stop update at 8-July while the SAV 10.0 System Log said it had checked the Live Update but no new virus pattern is found.


pete_4u2002's picture

you need to upgrade these clients to SEP 12.1 or SEP 11. As per the above link the definition publishing has been stopped.

Ambesh_444's picture

Please find the below article for same. Agreed with Pete comments..

upgrade SAV Clients 10.* to SEP 12.1

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Are you talking about SEP 12.0 or SEP 12.1 ??

I believe you have already created a Thread on Symantec Forums:

There is a lot of difference between the Symantec Antivirus 10 and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.

The major difference is these are 2 different products having different features.

SAV 10.x - Symantec Antivirus

SEP 11/12.x - Symantec Endpoint Protection (Includes Antivirus, Host Firewall, HIPS,App & Dev Control,TruScan etc)

So its not just Architecture but SAV was just simply antivirus but SEP is complete Endpoint Solution for Endpoints.

Secondly, SAV 10 is a End of Support Life (EOSL) product.

End of Life announcement for Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Symantec Client Security

Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition vs Symantec Endpoint Protection

I would recommend you to run the current Latest version of SEP product . i.e; SEP 12.1.3001

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant

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