Does an Symantec AntiVirus/Symantec Endpoint Protection engine update require a reboot?
|Article:TECH92739|||||Created: 2009-01-06|||||Updated: 2013-11-05|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH92739|
Does an SAV/SEP engine update require a reboot?
The most recent content updates received via LiveUpdate or VDTM contains a new AV Engine or ERASER Engine. The version used by the SAV or SEP client has automatically been upgraded, and you need to know if a reboot of the computer is necessary.
Symantec Antivirus products contain an AV Scan Engine and an ERASER engine to provide detection and side effects repair for threats found in the environment. Updates to each of these engines are released via definition update packages. AV Engine and ERASER releases are scheduled on a quarterly basis with maintenance updates released as needed. Typically a reboot is not required for AV Engine or ERASER Engines to be applied.
There are exceptions to this however. If a system has a reboot pending, the updated engine may not be applied until after that reboot occurs. Examples of tasks that may leave a system in a “reboot pending” status include some Microsoft Windows Updates or certain threat remediation scripts that require a reboot to complete.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH92739