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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 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 227.19 MB BC975308D650695D9C9F2E652793E1B5

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 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 404.85 MB 3E35FBDAFC0DDFC805E69AB63D567725

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 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 345.68 MB 11F70A203A05F269EF7AF41A787A483C

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