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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 09/03/2015 09/03/2015 614.65 MB BC3BCED9AC00E48C69BF94AD28DBA118

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 09/03/2015 09/03/2015 731.26 MB 02E66092E0F3FF82377B4EC65321DB9B

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 09/03/2015 09/03/2015 617.53 MB 8630B90DB2C13DDCF17536CB4A9B9536

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
symrapidreleasedefsi64.exe | FTP 09/03/2015 09/03/2015 734.22 MB 4F1FBA3092833D920853C3F4285F95AC

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

  • Norton AntiVirus / Norton Internet Security 2007 for 64-bit OS only
  • Norton 360 version 1.0 for 64-bit OS only
File Name Creation Date Release Date File Size MD5 | all
symrapidreleasedefs-unix.sh | FTP 09/03/2015 09/03/2015 1,422.65 MB 3B02336D7320B31DCBDD58DDD83B2FDA

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
vd464424.jdb | FTP 09/03/2015 09/03/2015 540.26 MB 1CB791BB85D631F0EDE76D438190AA82

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

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