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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 09/26/2016 09/26/2016 176.95 MB 9D6D54FF34610FF503F042B892408E48

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 09/26/2016 09/26/2016 178.41 MB 562B4550B6E62F9CA7219B4C5CD469E3

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 09/26/2016 09/26/2016 416.16 MB C33F148F0B06E8449799BCDEB561BB32

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