This issue can manifest in the following ways: The following is a list of the expected behaviors of affected Symantec software with default configurations.If the settings for functionality such as alerts or notifications have been altered from the default values, it is possible that your experiences may vary from those below. You can always download teh latest definitions to a USB drive or other media and sneakernet them to the system.My organization has a large deployment of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) (~20k clients) with a single SEPM instance running in an ESX VM.
You need to know which paths are supported when upgrading to the latest release of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 from previous releases of Symantec Endpoint Protection, or when migrating from a legacy product.
For all other locations, make sure you use the SEP Manager to distribute product software and content updates.
Below is an excerpt from the Symantec Antivirus knowledgebase, Symantec antivirus, although it updates the same as before, doesn't recognize a date newer than 2009.
I occasionally come across computers that will never be connected to the internet but are still vulnerable to viruses through other sources (ex. What I need is a solution where I can drop the updates on the machines, or connect to them directly (via x-over cable) to download the updates locally.
I know there was a discussion around a tool to do this but cannot find reference to Symantec relasing one