Re: Free AV that runs on Win2K or Win2K3 server (and works)

From: Macca (macleonard_at_gmail.com)
Date: 01/13/05


Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 16:17:06 +1000

Hi Noozer,

You might like to consider the regularity of your definition updates for
symantec AV.

If you are simply using the LiveUpdate module, then you are likely to be
about a week out of date with your AV defs. A better approach is to use
a script to update the virus definitions.

This process is documented for Symantec AV here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/pfdocs/2002091816510548?Open

Note that the script provided uses active FTP (or more accurately, the
windows ftp client uses active ftp by default), a better solution is to
write a batch file using a freely available FTP client (such as ncftp)
to use passive mode.

Here's one I prepared earlier:

savDefUpd.cmd

D:
cd \
ncftpget
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/antivirus_definitions/norton_antivirus/static/symcdefsi32.exe
symcdefsi32.exe /extract "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec
Shared\VirusDefs\incoming"
del symcdefsi32.exe

regards,

MacLeonard