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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 04/25/2015 04/25/2015 531.73 MB E0ABAC2879360C53B359E82A06F41F57

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 12.1
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 and later
  • Symantec Protection Engine 7.x for Windows
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all
symrapidreleasedefsi32.exe | FTP 04/25/2015 04/25/2015 633.36 MB 463FB2CCCE74CE297550742B92EF2F2A

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 04/25/2015 04/25/2015 534.61 MB 09693FEC47CA15B7D14B2A20DECFA6E3

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 12.1 for 64-bit OS only
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 and later 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
vd453223.jdb | FTP 04/25/2015 04/25/2015 635.02 MB D11152EB278288DC8688CD9A42200D50

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 and later