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Symantec Antivirus8 and corrupted profiles

Scott Millington
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I have been lurking here a while and was going to keep lurking but
something is happening that forces me out of hiding (I hope this is
the right group since the most applicable groups I have access to are

SAV8 (Formerly known as NortonAntivirus) has a facility called Live
Update. There were apparently corrupted virus definition files dated
earlier than "2003-06-20 rev 4" (the corrupted file was published
after the 18th) cause the Symantec Antivirus Client to stop
functioning but it does not give any warnings except a discreet
exclamation point in the task bar.
Oddly enough there isn't anything about this on but all
clients (Globally) and about 75% of servers were compromised requiring
peak time reparation (and the trend is growing if the NOC's are to be
Of course my advice is that *everyone* who uses SAV8 (Formerly known
as NortonAntivirus) should immediately verify they are properly

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Nelson Tam
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YES!! It happened on my company's computer last Saturday.!

When I installed the NAV8 Corporate Edition on one of the PCs, the NAV stops
running. I tried to scan the computer, but it quited. I thought that was a
viurs or something. Later, maybe 10 minutes or so, NAV came back normal!
(and it's normal now, I just checked.)

I thought that this block-out period is normal while updating virus
definition. But now Scott noticed the same symptom, I think Norton should
give us a reason.

Anyone with the same experience? Let's share!

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