Symantec Virus Definition Scanner

 GitHub: uptimesoftware/symantec-virus-definition-monitor
Category: plugin

Version Compatibility
Module Name
Uptime Monitoring Station Version
Symantec Virus Definition Monitor 1.17.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.0
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Symantec Virus Definition Monitor 1.1

Symantec Virus Definition Monitor 1.1 Agent Files

Information Table
Description: This plugin monitor is designed to monitor Symantec Anti-Virus Virus Definition files. Users specify the directory where the XDB files are and the monitor will decode the filename of the latest XDB file. It outputs when the virus definition was last updated and how many days has it been since the last update.
Supported Monitoring Stations:7.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.0
Supported Agents:None; no agent required
Installation Notes:

Install using the Uptime Plugin Manager On the Windows hosts where monitoring of the virus definition is required:

  1. Install an Uptime agent. See this KB article

  2. Download and unzip

  3. Place the monitor-virus-def.vbs file in the uptime agent directory in a subdirectory called “scripts” (C:\Program Files\uptime software\uptime agent\scripts) (create the scripts directory if needed)

  4. Open the uptime Agent Console (Start > Uptime agent > uptime Agent Console)

  5. Make sure you know what the value is in the Password field. Otherwise, set it to something you remember (e.g. uptime)

  6. Click on Advanced > Custom Scripts

  7. Enter the following:

Command Name: virusdef Path to Script: cmd.exe /c “cscript.exe /nologo “C:\Program Files\uptime software\uptime agent\scripts\monitor-virus-def.vbs””

Note: Depending on where you put the vbs script in step 2, the “Path to Script” value might be different



Input Variables:
  • Script Name - the location of the script on the monitoring station that contains the logic for contacting the agent and returning the output in a useful format to the monitoring station. The default value should work in most cases.
  • Port - port that the Uptime agent is listening on (default 9998)
  • Password - password that the Uptime agent has setup
  • Virus Definition Directory - the full path location of the XDB files on the agent system that is to be monitored (e.g. C:\Program Files\SAV)
Output Variables:
  • Days Since Last Update
  • Last Update Date
Languages Used:
  • Shell/Batch
  • VBScript


October 7, 2013 |


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