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File: defwatch.exe
Name: Norton AntiVirus Definition Watcher
Product: Norton AntiVirus
Manufacturer: Symantec Corporation
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

"defwatch.exe" is part of Norton AntiVirus from Symantec Corporation. It detects out-of-date virus definitions for Norton Anti-Virus software. Required only if you don't update the virus definitions manually on a regular basis.

You can obtain detailed information about defwatch.exe and any other processes running in the background using a tool like Anti-Spy.Info. Please note that malware files are often named like well-known files to cover up its true intentions. So it's recommended to validate the file and the file's location on your computer. If you find the file belonging to a "non-Microsoft" process in your Windows folder, then it could be malware.

User feedback

There were 265 user requests for that file. 16 users classify it as harmless. 2 users classify it as not so dangerous. 1 user classify it as bad and recommend to delete defwatch.exe. 1 user didn't classify it ("don't know").

RatingPart of Symantec/Norton Antivirus - Virus definition scout
Ratingdefwatch.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
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