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Weekly Full Scan aborts

We have 4 Windows 10 PC's, all running Windows 10 V1703 with all patches.  We have Norton Security on all 4 PC's.  Recently, our weekly FULL SCAN scan on just ONE of the 4 PC's has started aborting after running for about an hour and twenty minutes.  There is no trace of it in Norton recent history and that PC looks like it has done a "soft restart" the next morning.

Norton Auto-fix finds no problem.  Full scan with Malwarebytes finds no problem.  Full Scan with latest Windows 10 Malicious Software Removal tool finds no problem.  Interactive run of Norton Quick Scan only finds cookies - that's normal.

We got the NS.exe abort information from the Windows 10 reliability monitor.  Here it is:


Faulting application name: NS.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x59407d82
Faulting module name: sds_appendix_1_x64.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x59ce726b
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000002caf6d
Faulting process id: 0x1004
Faulting application start time: 0x01d34103cb3f95cd
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\\NS.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\NortonData\\Definitions\SDSDefs\20171009.003\sds_appendix_1_x64.dll
Report Id: 3209991c-d994-40a3-9a48-059f9587cbcd
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Any ideas on why this is happening or what we should do next?


Labels: Virus Scan


Accepted Solution

Re: Weekly Full Scan aborts

Hi Mountain_Bob,

There is a problem with sds_appendix_1_x64.dll version

See this thread:


If you run LiveUpdate you should get updated to sds_appendix_1_x64.dll version which hopefully will fix your problem.


Re: Weekly Full Scan aborts

I tracked down the folder holding the timestamped subdirectories described in the thread you referenced.  I could see that there was a new directory entry dated/timestamped only 45 minutes before I got the email about your response to my issue.  (And the next newest entry was from July!)  That brand new sub-directory contained the version of the sds_addpendix_1_x64.dll file.  So based on your experiences before and after this file was downloaded by Live Update, I figured I had nothing to lose, so I kicked off a full scan and of course it ran fine!  Thanks for your excellent documentation and sleuthing on this problem.

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