[DISCUSSION] Symantec Endpoint Protection

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by CHEF-KOCH, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Steelhead2

    Steelhead2 MDL Novice

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    As is well known, Broadcom is the "owner" of Symantec, having acquired the Symantec business in November 2019. Broadcom continues to use the Symantec name to market its highly regarded anti-virus program. When Broadcom distributes a new update to Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), it does so as a digitally signed executable file. The current release of SEP is always reported by Broadcom at their website: broadcom.com.

    The executables distributed by Broadcom (e.g., either a full install or a client-only install) are actually 7-Zip executable files that extract themselves into a temporary file, execute the Setup file, and then clean-up after the install is complete.

    What one often finds on the Internet is re-compressed versions of the original Broadcom file, usually in the form of a *.rar file. Unfortunately, the digitally signed information from Broadcom is lost when this operation happens. In addition, it sometimes happens that additional files (some not created by Broadcom) are inserted into the new compressed file.

    The point is simple: the integrity of the re-compressed file is unknown because the digital signature from Broadcom has been lost. Consequently, a person who uses a re-compressed file of unknown provenance places them-self at risk of their computer being compromised.

    My advice - don't do it. Wait until the digitally signed file from Broadcom is available.
     
  2. sorgthomas

    sorgthomas MDL Novice

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    Hello.

    What about Mac Version?

    Thanks
     
  3. kravena

    kravena MDL Novice

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    This is a repack, and not the original signed exe installer.

    Does anyone have the original Broadcom signed install file in english ?
     
  4. skelzer

    skelzer MDL Novice

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    Same. Signed exe would be great if anyone has it available. TIA.
     
  5. skelzer

    skelzer MDL Novice

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    Btw. For anyone doubting the need for the signed version... and had already installed one of these repacks:

    Open SEP, go to Help, then Troubleshooting, then export the current policy.

    Open it with Notepad (ideally ++) and check out the Chinese language.

    These were repacked alright... and done so very carefully.
     
  6. dave999

    dave999 MDL Novice

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    I did that and have no chinese characters. ???
     
  7. cetipabo2

    cetipabo2 MDL Member

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    hello,
    please can you confirm that SEP include a protection against ransomware ?
    if yes, then how can i check in the settings that it is enabled ??

    Thanks for your help !
     
  8. cetipabo2

    cetipabo2 MDL Member

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    OK, so that's not just 1 thing to check like you do in Bitdefender endpoint protection. 11 steps/things to enable here.
     
  9. Steelhead2

    Steelhead2 MDL Novice

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    If one wishes to stop SEP's Browser Intrusion Prevention in Chrome, the following steps can be used without altering the Registry.

    1. Open SEP
    2. Click on the "Change Settings" option
    3. Click on the Configure Settings button for "Network and Host Exploit Mitigation"
    4. Select the tab for "Intrusion Prevention"
    5. Remove the check mark for "Enable Browser Intrusion Prevention"
    6. Exit from SEP
    7. Restart Chrome

    To re-enable Intrusion Prevention, reverse the steps just taken by enabling the check mark on "Enable Browser Intrusion Prevention".
     
  10. windowsguru

    windowsguru MDL Novice

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    coming down at 80 k, but thanks will wait the 20 minutes for it.
     
  11. The_X

    The_X MDL Novice

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    Sorry to ask, but what is the diference between this and the last signed file that has the same product version, that was shared here some time ago?

    Thank you.
     
  12. BetaTesta

    BetaTesta MDL Member

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    Would be great to have Symantec_Endpoint_Protection_14.3.0_RU6_Refresh_Win64-bit_Client_SL.exe
     
  13. amanda

    amanda MDL Member

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    Only got a 86 byte file as did post 1514