Symantec clients not updating definitios

Criteria: If the "Definitions:" date is older than 7 calendar days from the current date, this is a finding.On the client machine use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:32 bit: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Current Version\public-opstate64 bit: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Current Version\public-opstate Criteria: If the "Latest Virus Defs Date" is older than 7 calendar days from the current date, this is a finding.Users with the un-managed version need to run their own scans.

The managed version of Symantec Endpoint Protection found on Softweb is for University-owned computers, mostly used by employees.Keeping virus signature files as current as possible is vital to the security of any system.Without current virus definitions the virus scan will not be able to detect new viruses, putting the system and network at risk.If the software is not running on your computer, please call your local technician or Client Support to have it installed.Students, faculty, and staff may obtain Symantec Endpoint Protection for their personal computers at no extra charge by downloading the un-managed version from Softweb (https://stonybrook.edu).

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