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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 05/04/2015 05/04/2015 537.06 MB E328A7F87A17BD5ECA6CF117BBEBF065

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 05/04/2015 05/04/2015 639.63 MB F43C4A149BB3F9D6C8F257B28D461A4E

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 05/04/2015 05/04/2015 539.94 MB 88639C469203C7A71F73EDA44DF136E8

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
vd454817.jdb | FTP 05/04/2015 05/04/2015 641.28 MB 51DD531ECF5B356C4CB99D454F871998

Supports the following versions of Symantec antivirus software:

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