How to Determine the Latest Available Definitions for a Symantec Mobile Security Product

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Mobile Security

Issue/Introduction

Confirmation is needed that the protection on a mobile device is completely up-to-date.  What are the very latest available definitions for Symantec Mobile Security 7.2 on Android?  What are the latest available definitions for a SMS 7.2 client on Windows Mobile?  What is the latest for the legacy Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile Edition 6? 

Resolution

Symantec's Security Response maintains webpages which list the very latest Virus Definitions & Security Updates released for mobile security products.

  • For Symantec Mobile Security on a Windows Mobile platform, please visit the Symantec Mobile Security for WM page and examine the Definitions Released date. The final set of definitions were released 3/26/2014.
  • For Symantec Mobile Security on Android, please visit the relevant page and examine the Definitions Released date. 

 

Technical Note

As new threats are discovered very frequently, especially for Android, all users are recommended to check for new AV definitions daily.

New content is delivered to Symantec Mobile Security products via the built-in LiveUpdate client.  These clients can update directly from internet-based source servers or from a LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x (LUA 2.x) server on the internal network.  For more information, please see the articles linked below.