You may have noticed that the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) definitions are dated 12/31/09 and appear not to be updated.  This is due to a bug in the SEP software.  Symantec is currently working on a solution for it right now.  Although the pattern date remains at 12/31/09, take a look at the revision number.  Revision 119 means you have the pattern current with the 1/7/10 definitions even though the pattern is displayed as 12/31/09.  Here’s a link to a Symantec Document explaining the situation If the revisions keep increasing then the patterns are getting updated.


*** Update.  As of 1/18/10 it appears that this issue has been resolved.  Virus patterns now appear with the correct date.

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