Microdefs Updating Error

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  1. xCoffeex macrumors newbie

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    When I go to update my virus definitions when it finishes it says: microdefs - error while updating

    Can anyone help? Thanks

    BTW I believe I have the most current OS and Updates and Nortan Anitvirus.
     
  2. gregj777 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same problem. Symantec has an old fix online but it doesn't work.
     
  3. cannoli macrumors newbie

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    Microdefs error

    Live Update has worked fine with Leopard 10.5.1 until today.
    Since updating to 10.5.2 I get 'Microdefs Error'.
    None of the suggested Symantec fixes have worked for me either.
    Anyone able to suggest something that will work?
    Thanks :)
     
  4. buddyjack2 macrumors newbie

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    Reinstalling NAV helps one time

    Using OS X 10.5.2 on a Mac Pro here. Uninstalling, restarting, and then reinstalling Norton AntiVirus allows you to immediately update all components, which successfully updates the virus definitions, too. Unfortunately, this seems to be a one-shot deal since even the very next day, Live Update reports a new Microdefs error if attempted. But at least the definitions remain updated from the day before...
     
  5. cannoli macrumors newbie

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    Reinstalling NAV helps one time

    Thanks for the advice.
    My ISP sent me a CD because I was unable to download NAV from their website! When I installed it, the defs. error appeared. Maybe some fix has been added recently? Will have to try again ...:)
     
  6. buddyjack2 macrumors newbie

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    NAV 11.0 Released

    Checking around I discovered that Symantec has released Norton AntiVirus 11.0 (NOT a free update, though). Once installed, Live Update performs fine under OSX 10.5.2.
     
  7. cannoli macrumors newbie

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    Nav 11

    Thank you very much! Greatly appreciate your help:)
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Did you guys know that Norton is probably one of the worse things you can install on your Mac ( if you dont believe me try a search on these forums ).If you feel you need AV protection (i dont think its necessary,but thats your choice) try clamxav

    http://www.clamxav.com/
     
  9. cannoli macrumors newbie

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    You are correct..sigh.. Thanks for the link to clamxav. Will try it out imediately and forget about NAV which is included as part of the 'service' from my ISP.
     
  10. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Thats ok,just thought id mention it as it'll turn your Mac into a slug
     
  11. Kaizoku macrumors newbie

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  13. Kaizoku macrumors newbie

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    I didn't know that !

    Also, My MacBook has a 4GB Ram and I only use it for school work (papers, browsing, and a little programming). Do you still think it would affect it so bad ? I mean, I don't have any problems removing it since I got it for free from my school :p But I also think it's not a very bad idea to keep it, if my machine's speed is not affected so bad that is !
     
  14. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Me personally id get rid of it regardless of how much of anything i had,try a search around these forums.
    If you feel you need a AV for scanning dodgy e-mail attachments that you don't want to forward on i'd
    recommend clamxav
     
  15. Kaizoku macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, I removed it :)

    I actually just switched to Apple a couple of months ago after being a Windows user for a long period of time, I guess that is why I felt insecured lol :D anyways I made a full scan for my mac before I removed it and after about 4 hours of scanning, it didn't find a single virus, which was very weird to me since I used to find at least 5 viruses or spy-wares every single time I scan my PC :p
     

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