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 It detects out-of-date virus definitions for Norton Anti-Virus software and warns you about them.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.
365 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").
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