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  • 1.  Endpoint Virus Defs folder location/size?

    Posted 05-01-2012 09:11 AM

    I would like to know the location and approx. size for the Symantec Endpoint v12.1 Virus Defs folder on:

    Win XP

    Win 7

    Server 2003

    Server 2008/R2

    thank you



  • 2.  RE: Endpoint Virus Defs folder location/size?
    Best Answer

    Posted 05-01-2012 09:41 AM

    Hello,

    The Virusdef folder for Symantec Endpoint v12.1 would be under following Locations: -

    Win XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs

    Win 7 - C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs

    Server 2003 - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs

    Server 2008/R2 - C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs

    Again, in reference to the Question "approx. size for the Symantec Endpoint v12.1 Virus Defs folder", check this Article:

    Drive Space used by Virus Definitions Updates

    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH141811

    Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96214

    Hope that helps!!



  • 3.  RE: Endpoint Virus Defs folder location/size?

    Posted 05-01-2012 02:01 PM

    XP, 2003:

    <drive:>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs

    Windows Vista, 7, 2008:

    <drive:>\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs

    Here you'll find a folder with the name scheme "YYYYMMDD.nnn" with the content.

    The folder "CurrentVersion" is an NTFS link pointing to the folder <Version number> (e.g. "12.1.671.4971.105") on the same level. The content isn't stored twice.

    See this document (didn't find a better one) for the paths:

    How to clear out definitions for a Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 client manually

    http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO59193

    Size: In my experience about 360-380 MB.



  • 4.  RE: Endpoint Virus Defs folder location/size?

    Posted 05-01-2012 09:00 PM

    And the Intelligent Update file is 150 MB. This is a compressed file, btw. It contains all the definitions required by the product it supports.



  • 5.  RE: Endpoint Virus Defs folder location/size?

    Posted 05-23-2012 03:55 PM

    Thank you all for the info.