how to set a shedule to remove old defination on symantic antivirus corporate edition 10.

hello expert,

I am have a problem with removal of old virus definition from my symantic antivirus corporate edition 10.

The old defination somehow remain or is trap in a temp file related to above antivirus.

These files take up huge amount of disk space on my C drive .

I Would be very grateful if any expert can offer some advice.

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The old definitions have to be kept to cover old viruses.
Or do you mean the temp files(where all downloaded files go)before the installation of the virus definitions?
Symantec also has the protected recycle bin that backs up all the deleted files which takes a lot of space which you can disabled.

Have you tried cleaning your temp folders?
Download and run ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Reboot your computer into Safe Mode.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

(If you use FireFox or the Opera browser,
To keep saved passwords, click No at the prompt.)

It's normal after running ATF cleaner that the PC will be slower to boot the first time.

jomfraAuthor Commented:
hello rpggamergirl,

This the temp folder path

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5

The above folder 7.5 has another folder xfer_temp in this folder are OLD virus defination that build up over time.

I was thinking about some kind of rule of action within the symantec product

instead of third party product to remove the residue within the above temp folder.

If symantec did not cater for this then i will have to use the third party software

as per your recommendation.

Go with rpg's advice.
I have seen Norton/Symantec hosts with 20-30 of those 'temp' folders filling up workstation and server HDD's with hundreds of MB's of files.

I used to manually clean all that junk up - but that was before something like CCleaner was available.


You said it's the subfolder of 7.5, where those old virus definitions are, then those tools I mentioned might not remove them, you can try.

I don't have Symantec, but if you really want to delete the xfer_temp then you need to just delete them manually or use another tool, Killbox is not very good in removing subfolders.
OTMoveIt, Combofix CFScript function, Avenger can. Let us know if the files won't go.

download the OTMoveIt by OldTimer

[*] Save it to your desktop.
[*] Please double-click OTMoveIt.exeto run it.
[*]Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy):

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\xfer_temp

[*] Return to OTMoveIt, right click on the "Paste List of Files/Folders to be moved" window and choose Paste.
[*]Click the red Moveit! button.
[*]Copy everything on the Results window to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C(or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it on your next reply.
[*]Close OTMoveIt

If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.


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