What is defwatch.exe? Is defwatch.exe spyware or a virus?
How to fix defwatch.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your defwatch process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair defwatch.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware
Process name: Norton AntiVirus Definition Watcher
Product: Norton AntiVirus
Company: Symantec Corporation
"defwatch.exe" is part of Norton AntiVirus from Symantec Corporation. It detects out-of-date virus definitions for Norton Anti-Virus software and warns you about them. Required only if you don't update your virus definitions manually on a regular basis.
Get more detailed information about defwatch.exe and all other running background processes with Security Task Manager.
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
Average user rating of defwatch.exe: based on 55 votes. Read also the 21 reviews.
366 users ask for this file. 42 users rated it as not dangerous. 4 users rated it as not so dangerous. One user rated it as neutral. 8 users rated it as dangerous. One user didn't rate it ("don't know").
|All comments about defwatch.exe:|
|Part of Symantec/Norton Antivirus - Virus definition scout|
|defwatch.exe is part of Norton Antivirus Corporarte Edition. It monitors the virus definition files and will initiate a process to update these if necessary. Billy X|
|Norton Anti-Virus Corporate Edition Definition Updater www.PC-Component.com|
|It is the prog that tells you "Your definitions are out pf date. Please Run Liveupdate."|
|It also totally ignores the exclusions you set in SAV and removes those programs you thought you had excluded from deletion such as RAdmin|
|Part of Anti-virus software Justin|
|This is the Software Firewall (NeoWatch) originally created by NeoWorx. NeoWorx was purchased by McAfee in 2002 (for $10mil). NeoWatch a great SW firewall, easy to use and works on Win95-XP and below. If you can find a copy, I recommend using it. Stu Pidaso|
|do a live update with ur anti virus def. ppl lol|
|This is the file which alerts about auto updates magesh babu|
|Norton's File Sesshy|
|It is used for Symantec Corporate Edition|
|The file that checks your definitions, and tells them when they're out of date Skavold|
|Well it may be a norton process but I DON'T have norton installed! I use avg AV, is it normal to have a norton process? or could it be a virus?|
|it is not malicious daniel|
|component of Norton CE - 280K reported in task manager bozo|
|This is a safe Norton Symantic file that watches for new virus, worm, trogen definitions and initiates a process to download them if the system operator has not run a Live Update for virus definitions for a set period of time. Set Norton to automatically update definitions at an obsure hour every day and this file will no longer need to run on startup. TheWord|
|It's a virus. Chews away at your registry files Adam|
|Norton / symantec virus definition updater.|
|This helps deaf users. Keith Mghee|
|It is a file from norton av and not to worry abt it, while takes quite cpu resources during startup. Better to check if it is a malware. Parvesh Paliwal|
|Used in Symantec Anti Virus Corp Editions|
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