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Symantec AntiVirus all versions, what is Validate.dat and what does it do?

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What does "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Validate.dat" do?  For security reasons we lock down the entire directory to read and execute for users, and audit failed access.  Everytime a user logs in ccApp tries to write to this file as the user.  I want to either stop Symantec from writing to the file or stop auditing it, but I need to know what the file actually does first.  Thanks!
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Can you open it in notepad and make anything out from it?
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It's all "computer cuss."  Nothing discernable.
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I widh I had more info to offer then, searching pulls up nada.... Might be worth contacting Symantec support....
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Validate.dat seems to be called when the software is activated, so as the name suggests I suppose it contains data to validate your software as a legit versions (as in not pirated). Most likely you will need to grant your users write access to that file.
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