How is it possible to remove old norton definition files on my laptop
Posted on 2008-11-02
Dear all experts
I'm using Norton AntiVirus for Windows XP on my laptop and I found that it won't have enough disc space on my system drive. i know it is possible to remove the outdate / old virus definition files so that it frees up more space (based on a previous question which was posed) based on the following answer -
"Virus definitions are stored in the "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VirusDefs\15" folder. This folder should contain 5 to 6 subfolders. 2 to 3 of these folders will have a name which reflects the date of their creation ("20011017.005" for example). There also should be "BinHub", "INCOMING", and "TextHub" folders. You should see two files labeled "DEFINFO.DAT" and "USEAGE.DAT" (make sure that your file explorer is set to display all files and extensions).
Simply delete that folders having date"
Now i try to delete the old files i get the message - 'Access is denied, Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use'.
When i deleted these files earlier, i didn't have the problem. I don't know why this message is coming up now.
Please do let me know how i can delete these pesky files.