Below is an excerpt from the Symantec Antivirus knowledgebase, Symantec antivirus, although it updates the same as before, doesn't recognize a date newer than 2009.The fix: release new definition updates, but keep the December 31, 2009 date.Definition builds for all other products remain the same.To correct the definition date showing on SEP 11.0.x and SEP 12.0 SBE clients, customers can configure clients to download the latest ‘Virus and Spyware Protection’ definitions directly from Live Update.The latest ‘Proactive Threat Protection’ and ‘Network Threat Protection’ definitions were released in December 2009, and therefore will not show a January 2010 date.
This document will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.
Advanced users can type the name of the installer in the command line, alongside '/?
' to get specific options for different Symantec programs, which enables them to avoid deploying all the updates.
It is important to recognize that although new security content updates will show a date of 12/31/2009, they will contain up-to-date content.
Relative definition age can be determined by the revision number.
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.