Symantec's Intelligent Updater

prinsipe

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#1
Got 2 questions:

- Thus the latest virus definition (intelligent updater) contain the virus definitions in the previous intelligent updater?

- Is there a way to integrate/slipstream virus definition to the original installer?

Im asking these questions because the amount of virus definitions i have downloaded has just reach 1 Gigabyte of disk space,

hope you guys can help me with regards to my problem, thanks in advance. :confused:
 

Elroy Jetson

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#2
if you get the latest version of SAV, you should not need to slipstream at all. I just updated once after installation and was up to date. Using 8.1.0.825 here.

EJ
 

NetRyder

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#3
Right. Definition files are cumulative. You just need to get the latest version, not everything in between.
 

plex

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#4
if your virus definitions have reached over 1gig then I think there is something wrong with your av software.. 1gig of data is A LOT of data, it sounds like your program might be writing redundant data all over the place, I would uninstall and reinstall the program.
 

prinsipe

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#5
Lets put it this way, if u install and run NAV2004 at first time it has virus definition dated august xx, 2003 if im not mistaken, from there i have downloaded intelligent updater up (which usually is 4mb in size) to this moment, symantec releases intelligent updater almost everyday,

if i format my drive and reinstall NAV2004, should i install all the downloaded intelligent updaters or just the last?
 

NetRyder

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#6
Yes, installing just the last update should bring you up-to-date with the latest virus definitions, since all updates are cumulative.
 

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