Symantec AV signature corruption

From: Ben Reardon (ben.reardon@TELSTRA.COM)
Date: 02/13/03

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    Date:         Thu, 13 Feb 2003 13:22:03 +1000
    From: Ben Reardon <ben.reardon@TELSTRA.COM>

    Just a quick heads up to anyone using Symantec AV.

    The Norton anti-virus definitions file for 11th Feb 2003 (.004 I am
    told) was somehow corrupted. In our fairly large environment, all
    workstations that received that update no longer had working AV.

    Our test labs with newer versions of NAV have experienced similar

    We are finding that manual steps are required to get NAV working again
    with working signatures are rather cumbersome.

    Symantec seems to be keeping the info very close to their chest. They
    do acknowledge the problem happened yesterday if you call with an issue
    regarding it. However I couldn't find any mention anywhere else.


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