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Virus Definitions & Security Updates

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File-Based Protection (Traditional Antivirus)

File-Based Protection
Traditional signature and heuristic file scanning engines form the backbone of Symantec’s security solutions; these engines use dozens of techniques to scan files for both known as well as unknown threats.
Definitions Created: 4/24/2014
Definitions Released: 4/24/2014
Extended Version: 4/24/2014 rev. 1
Definitions Version: 160424a
Sequence Number: 153289
Number of Signatures: 23,960,136
Details: Release History
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Network-Based Protection (IPS)

Network-Based Protection
Technologies designed to block attacks just as they transition from the network cable or wireless network to the computer, before they have a chance to establish residency in a physical file on a user’s computer. Also called Network Threat Protection.
Extended Version: 4/14/2014 rev. 1
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Behavior-Based Protection

Behavior-Based Protection
Behavioral-based protection technology observes actively running threats on your computer and can terminate running programs if they exhibit malicious behaviors; this technology provides proactive protection from entirely new, previously unseen attacks. Also called Proactive Threat Protection.
Tamper Protection
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