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Norton Virus Definitions: Reduced Modified Signatures
Recently, there has been a change to how many Virus Definitions are Added and Modified on each Release. Before this change happened, there were, on average, around 100 Detections Modified For This Release, with maybe one or two New Detections; however, recently, there has been, on average, 10-to-20 Detections Modified-Per-Release. Why has this change taken place? The protection offered to just Modifying 10-to-20 Detections is smallerbecause you are reducing the number of threats modified, than Modifying 100-plus. Even if the number of actual Signatures doesn't change with each release, the protection is still reduced as just mentioned, so, again, why has Symantec decided to reduce the protection from Virus Defitnitions? There is a Setting in Symantec Products, Norton Smart Definitions, for people who want only the "Critical" Definitions for protection, so to see the Definitions decrease for people/users who want the most protection is a concern.