Sav 10 virus definitions not updating
Any security software applications are vulnerable if the virus signature database is not up-to-date, which might result in infections of the hosting system.Reputable antivirus and protection tools enclose a built-in definition updater to make sure users get the latest signatures, provided their PC is connected to the Internet.This is due to the SEPM server having ‘Virus and Spyware Protection’ definitions with a date of December 2009.Once patches are available and this temporary problem has been corrected by Symantec, details will be posted to this KB article.If the settings for functionality such as alerts or notifications have been altered from the default values, it is possible that your experiences may vary from those below.Managed Clients: An issue has been identified in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) which causes Security Content newer than 12/31/2009 PM to be considered older than content previous to that date/time.This includes all Security Content updates - including Antivirus definitions, Proactive Threat Protection (PTS) Truscan definitions, and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) definitions.
The fix: release new definition updates, but keep the December 31, 2009 date.
Once a solution is available it will be posted to Live Update, and SEPM/SPC will download and apply the update automatically.
Security Response will continue to publish Symantec Endpoint Protection security content with the date 12/31/2009, and will only increase the revision number of the content.
Why are the Security Content dates for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) and Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) not progressing beyond 12/31/09?
SNAC Behavior – If Host Integrity (HI) is being used to check for Anti Virus (A/V) definitions compliance on the agent, it will fail.