What is defwatch.exe? Is defwatch.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: Norton AntiVirus Definition Watcher
Product: Norton AntiVirus
Company: Symantec Corporation
"defwatch.exe" is part of Norton AntiVirus from Symantec Corporation. It detects out-of-date virus definitions for Norton Anti-Virus software and warns you about them. Required only if you don't update your virus definitions manually on a regular basis.
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Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
Average user rating of defwatch.exe: based on 55 votes. Read also the 21 reviews.
365 users ask for this file. 42 users rated it as not dangerous. 4 users rated it as not so dangerous. 1 user rated it as neutral. 8 users rated it as dangerous. 1 user didn't rate it ("don't know").
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