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Antivirus - Symantec Endpoint Protection
This article provides information on how to download, install, and update Symantec Endpoint Protection (antivirus) for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Only current faculty, staff, and students of the university are authorized to use this license. Anyone who ceases to have a direct affiliation must remove this software from their computer or purchase their own copy.
Download the Client Software
Download the version which meets your needs from the list below. Enter your CNetID username and password when prompted. You can find system-specific information including system requirements in the Symantec release notes.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 & 12.1.6 is compatible with recent versions of Windows including 7 through 10.
- Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 for 64-bit Windows
- Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 for 32-bit Windows
- Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 MP6 for 64-bit Windows
- Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 MP6 for 32-bit Windows
Note: Departmental computer support staff who are running Windows Server should check the Symantec Tools for IT Administrators for toolkit downloads intended for IT administrators.
Mac OS X
Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 and it is compatible with recent versions of Mac OS X including 10.8 through 10.12 (Sierra).
Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 for Mac
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 MP6 for Mac
Note: If you are running a previous version of Symantec Endpoint Protection, you may be prompted to uninstall it before the installation of the new version can proceed. If this happens, there is an uninstaller included in the Zip package of the new installer (Symantec Uninstaller) that you can use to remove the existing SEP version.
Compatible with various Linux distributions. Follow installation instructions for your distribution as described in the README file provided as part of the download.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 for Linux
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 MP5 for Linux, dpkg format
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 MP5 for Linux, rpm format
Install the Client Software
You do not need to uninstall any existing Symantec software but may need to uninstall any other pre-existing antivirus. Unzip the downloaded file and then run the extracted executable (.exe or .app) using an account with administrator privileges. For Windows systems you can right-click the setup.exe and select "Run as administrator."
More recent operating systems may display security warning messages before allowing you to run the application. Software downloaded from this site is safe to run.
Update Virus Definitions
Update virus definitions if prompted by the installer. Continue to update regularly as new definitions are released frequently -- often daily.
Plan to Upgrade the Client
New versions of the client software (distinct from the virus definitions) are released by the vendor on an irregular basis. They will be made available on this page when we receive them. To be notified of available upgrades please subscribe to the Symantec Antivirus Client Upgrade Alert mailing list.