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Virus Definition Daemon

defwatch.exe. What is it?

The defwatch.exe is a Virus Definition Daemon.

This file is part of Norton AntiVirus. Defwatch.exe is developed by Symantec Corporation. It’s a hidden file. Defwatch.exe is usually located in the %PROGRAM_FILES% sub-folder and its usual size is 19,696 bytes.

Important: malware can mask itself as defwatch.exe.


The defwatch.exe process is safe, and you can safely disable it. Some other processes use the same file name.


Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: Symantec CorporationProcess: Virus Definition DaemonPart Of: Norton AntiVirusCommon path(s): subfolder in %PROGRAM_FILES%Keywords(s): hiddenFilesize(s): 19,696 bytes, 31,160 bytes, 20,112 bytes, 28,672 bytes, 19,584 bytes, 31,424 bytes, 30,448 bytes, 32,884 bytes, 19,568 bytes, 30,528 bytes, 30,352 bytes, 29,912 bytes, 29,960 bytes, 30,024 bytes

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