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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
symrapidreleasedefscore15-v5i32.exe | FTP 08/30/2016 08/30/2016 157.97 MB C8F1610BD09FC2C0CF2B50A8B55F60AF

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
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino (32-bit) v 8.1.3 (or higher)
  • Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange v 7.5.2 (or higher)
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all
symrapidreleasedefscore15-v5i64.exe | FTP 08/30/2016 08/30/2016 159.43 MB 75F05599CED561FF803ECF0817490652

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)
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino (64-bit) v 8.1.3 (or higher)
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all
symrapidreleasedefscore15-unix.sh | FTP 08/30/2016 08/30/2016 374.64 MB 9A1AA2C680E38CA66992A4C8B99DB728

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

  • Symantec AntiVirus/Filtering 3.2 for Domino (AIX, Solaris, Linux)
  • Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Symantec Mail Security for SMTP v 5.x for Linux/Solaris
  • Symantec Scan Engine 5.x for Linux/Solaris
  • Symantec AntiVirus for Caching/Messaging/NAS for Linux/Solaris
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino (32-bit) v 8.0.x for AIX
  • Symantec Protection Engine 7.x for Linux/Solaris
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all
vd4a3c18.jdb | FTP 08/30/2016 08/30/2016 200.21 MB 846D967DC214A027C74F0344B6FAE6B7

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

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