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Forum Thread: Symantec Windows LiveUpdate

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vx_johnl Symantec Windows LiveUpdate
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A PSI scan says Symantec Windows LiveUpdate 1.x is a program which needs updating. When I <Click to update>, a browser tab opens to This website page is quite general and (in this context) quite useless.

LiveUpdate has run in the last few minutes, since the scan, and should update itself when appropriate. Searching the symantec/norton website for updates to LiveUpdate finds nothing. LiveUpdate is not a standalone product; it's bundled with Norton Internet Security (which I have) and probably everything else sold by Symantec/Norton.

What's up? What do I do?

Thank you.

mogs RE: Symantec Windows LiveUpdate
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@vx johnl

According to the Secunia Advisory....if it's fully patched, there's no more you can do.
Vulnerability Report: Symantec Windows LiveUpdate 1.x
This vulnerability report for Symantec Windows LiveUpdate 1.x contains a complete overview of all Secunia advisories affecting it. You can use this vulnerability report to ensure that you are aware of all vulnerabilities, both patched and unpatched, affecting this product allowing you to take the necessary precautions.

If you have information about a new or an existing vulnerability in Symantec Windows LiveUpdate 1.x then you are more than welcome to contact us.

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There are no unpatched Secunia advisories affecting this product, when all vendor patches are applied..

Perhaps Support will have something to add in the morning.


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E.Jeppesen RE: Symantec Windows LiveUpdate
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Perhaps this link will help:
If not I recommend you contact Symantec and ask them for the correct download link.
vx_johnl RE: Symantec Windows LiveUpdate
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Last edited on 18th Apr, 2013 16:05
Checking was very helpful. The LiveUpdate used by Norton Internet Security 2013 (and back several years) is integrated with those products. The LiveUpdate diagnosed as needing update is used only by old products. When I downloaded an update as indicated by the page and re-ran the PSI scan, the claim that LiveUpdate needs updating was gone.

Thank you.
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