Symantec LiveUpdate

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Cyber Security
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: March 22, 2017

Symantec Endpoint Protection logoLiveUpdate keeps your Symantec Endpoint Protection virus definitions up-to-date. It obtains Symantec program and protection updates for your computer through your Internet connection. Program updates are usually created to extend the operating system or hardware compatibility, adjust a performance issue, or fix program errors. Symantec releases program updates on an as-needed basis.

LiveUpdate locates and obtains files from a website, installs them, and then deletes the remaining files from your computer. Protection updates are the files that keep your Symantec Endpoint product up-to-date with the latest threat protection technology. By default, LiveUpdate runs automatically at scheduled intervals. Based on your security settings, you can run LiveUpdate manually by going into the Symantec client and clicking on the LiveUpdate link in the sidebar. You may also choose to disable LiveUpdate or change its update schedule.

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