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Rapid Release Virus Definitions

Rapid release virus definitions have undergone basic quality assurance testing by Symantec Security Response. The primary focus of these definitions are the rapid detection of newly emerging threats and they may be augmented later with more robust detection capabilities. While Symantec Security Response makes every effort to ensure that all virus definitions function correctly, you should understand that rapid release-quality virus definitions do pose some risks such as the higher potential for false positives. Rapid release definitions are most useful for perimeter defenses or for all protection tiers as a means of mitigating fast spreading virus outbreaks.
Symantec Security Response offers the following rapid release-quality packages:
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all
symrapidreleasedefsv5i32.exe | FTP 11/27/2014 11/27/2014 427.68 MB 1562F42CE1DAF86109C982D5566D2497

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

  • Norton AntiVirus / Norton Internet Security (later than 2012)
  • Norton AntiVirus / Norton Internet Security 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012
  • Norton 360 (later than 6.0)
  • Norton 360 version 2.0/3.0/4.0/5.0/6.0
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
  • Symantec Protection Engine 7.x for Windows
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all
symrapidreleasedefsi32.exe | FTP 11/27/2014 11/27/2014 507.21 MB 91A6AD2132A19ACE592B142268F8C915

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

  • Norton AntiVirus / Norton Internet Security 2007
  • Norton 360 version 1.0
  • Norton SystemWorks (all versions)
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino v 5.x
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino v 7.x
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino (32-bit) v 8.0.x
  • Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange
  • Symantec Scan Engine 5.x for Windows
  • Symantec AntiVirus for Caching/Messaging/NAS for Windows
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all
symrapidreleasedefsv5i64.exe | FTP 11/27/2014 11/27/2014 430.6 MB 01E0EB3BD82FB44E6423F89CB7860EF6

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

  • Norton AntiVirus / Norton Internet Security (later than 2012) for 64-bit OS only
  • Norton AntiVirus / Norton Internet Security 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012 for 64-bit OS only
  • Norton 360 (later than 6.0) for 64-bit OS only
  • Norton 360 version 2.0/3.0/4.0/5.0/6.0 for 64-bit OS only
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 for 64-bit OS only
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 for 64-bit OS only
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 for 64-bit OS only
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino (64-bit) v 8.0.5
  • Symantec Protection Engine 7.x for Windows (64-bit)
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all