Old Norton Virus Definition Update Files are slowing down my hard drive and taking up too much space. I want to get rid of the old virus definitions but I keep getting Posted: 02-Mar-2009 | 7:37AM • Permalink Adding to Vejdin's and yogesh's post you can set, and delete the System Restore data too. Posted: 02-Mar-2009 | 9:53AM • Permalink Great suggestions Yogesh and PapauZ! The updated set will then be recovered and used. http://brrian.net/to-delete/unable-to-delete-folder-permissions.html
package that I have. When it's done, click on the More Options tab, and click on Clean up under System Restore. Kurt Keylogger Crusher9 Reg: 08-Apr-2008 Posts: 205 Solutions: 4 Kudos: 16 Kudos0 Re: How can I delete old Virus Definitions to free up space on my hard drive? Double-click Symantec LiveUpdate.3. check these guys out
This is to remove the Norton 2006 program. You can delete WHICH specific folders in the VirusDefs folder? If possible and you know command line (cmd.exe), go to that directory/folder location (e.g., C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VirusDefs\) and do a dir /o:n /s > c:\dir.txt and show us this text Manually Clear Corrupted Definitions For Endpoint Protection 12 Clients Posted: 02-Mar-2009 | 12:05AM • Permalink I have an early Norton 2007 Version.
Make sure that you have the product key of your Norton 2007 program before starting the upgrade. Symantec Binhub Folder Delete Posted: 11-Apr-2009 | 2:31PM • Permalink Can anyone confirm all this for me? Note: Disable Tamper Protection on the client before executing the following procedure to avoid getting an "Access is denied" error. https://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/cant-delete-any-folder-common-filessymantec-sharedvirusdefs-even-unlocker-utility-virusdefs-u Hi Enigma, Do you mean that you have 161 MB free space?
Ask the experts! To check what is your current Service Pack, right click on "My Computer", then click "Properties". You may require this same Product Key for activating the Norton 2009 Yogesh PapauZ Guru Norton Fighter25 Reg: 08-Apr-2008 Posts: 5,580 Solutions: 236 Kudos: 1,179 Kudos2 Stats Re: How can Try to disable the Symantec Product Protection(Options > Norton Internet Security.
I really need to get this fixed ASAP. Depending on that, we can provide you some help. How To Delete Symantec Endpoint Protection Virus Definitions Pi Employee Symantec Employee27 Reg: 06-Apr-2009 Posts: 200 Solutions: 5 Kudos: 41 Kudos0 Re: How can I delete old Virus Definitions to free up space on my hard drive? Symantec Virus Definitions Taking Up Space Download and run Norton Removal Tool from this LINK.
Posted: 02-Mar-2009 | 12:02AM • Permalink Yes, I realize that the definitions are necessary for protection. http://brrian.net/to-delete/unable-to-delete-folder-windows-7-permissions.html If you use another browser, the steps should be similar. 4. Open Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessoires -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup, and wait till it's finished scanning. In which case, this older definition will just get the delta set once LiveUpdate is run. Symantec Virusdefs Folder Too Big
Click Update Cache tab in LiveUpdate Configuration window.4. Message Edited by Vejdin on 03-02-2009 10:33 AM yogesh_mohan Volunteer28 Reg: 29-Jul-2008 Posts: 5,222 Solutions: 187 Kudos: 1,503 Kudos2 Stats Re: How can I delete old Virus Definitions to free up Would you please clarify? http://brrian.net/to-delete/unable-to-delete-inetsrv-folder.html I just had the idea of deleting the old virus definitions and running a live update to obtain the latest defintions.
Just want to have clarification before I start deleting anything. Check all boxes. (usually I skip compress old files) 2. Is there a way for the virus definitions to be placed into one small folder to prevent loss of hard drive space?
Right click on VirusDefs folder, press shift from your keyboard and click delete. Posted: 02-Mar-2009 | 8:57PM • Permalink The VirusDefs folder is using 8.42 GB of memory. I would like to know if I could delete old virus definition files while downloading new virus definitions? Will the old virus definitions in the old files still be found within Posted: 01-Mar-2009 | 9:52PM • Permalink Those are the definitions that protect you so you can't delete these "All that we are is the result of what we have thought" yogesh_mohan
My guess if that if anything happens to the current def set (corrupted, deleted, etc) .. .dat file will automatically point to the "backup set". Thanks in advancefor your assistance. ...cpneb5337 Me Too0 Last Comment Replies cpneb5337 Visitor2 Reg: 17-Apr-2009 Posts: 4 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: Have old virusdef files and want to delete Posted: 13-Apr-2009 | 9:19AM • Permalink Sadly, I do not believe I can do this as Norton Antivirus is built into the BT Yahoo! his comment is here Thanks.
Supported Products A-Z Get support for your product, with downloads, knowledge base articles, documentation, and more. Would you please clarify? Thank you so much! Ask the experts! Posted: 19-Apr-2009 | 2:44PM • Permalink Is there any way to remove these files without installing NAV again? The files have eaten up too much space, and I'd have to delete/uninstall
Click Remove All Files From Cache.5. Enigma Visitor2 Reg: 23-Feb-2009 Posts: 8 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 1 Kudos1 Stats How can I delete old Virus Definitions to free up space on my hard drive? If so, you can simply delete the folder that contains virus definitions. Submit a False Positive Report a suspected erroneous detection (false positive).
Try these resources. Posted: 03-Mar-2009 | 7:41AM • Permalink Does removing Norton and reinstalling the 2009 version delete the old TMP files? Hi Enigma, Yes, use the Norton removal tool and it Click Ok. Now install Norton 2009 and activate it using the same Product key. Additional Information: You are unable to delete the temp files from the LiveUpdate folder due to the Symantec
Posted: 17-Apr-2009 | 4:20PM • Permalink Help! I have over 2+gBytes of old (2004-2006) virusdef files that I cannot delete. I tried to delete hem when I had NAV installed but I have a question concerning the Synmatec LiveUpdate definition folders. Is there any other way? Do not delete the subkeys, only delete their contents: BASHDefs ccSubSDK_SCD_Defs HIDefs IPSDefs IronRevocationDefs IronSettingsDefs IronWhitelistDefs MicroDefs EfaVTDefs (12.1.2+) SRTSPSettingsDefs(12.1.2+) If the BASHDefs definitions (Proactive Threat Protection) were cleared, then start
The updated set will then be recovered and used. You can try the following steps to delete contents of LiveUpdate download folder which may free up the space used by LiveUpdate:1. Then open Control Panel, and open the System Properties.