Symantec Anti-virus

The College of Engineering chose to continue the contract for the Symantec anti-virus software (Symantec Endpoint Protection), and that software is now available for installation. All engineering students, staff, and faculty can download and install the appropriate version of the Symantec anti-virus program on computers on campus and off campus.

If your computer is on campus, including a laptop connecting wirelessly at least weekly, select the appropriate On Campus version. If your computer is off campus, select the appropriate Off Campus version. When you click on a link below, you will need to log in using your engineering account and password to download the desired file.

On Campus Off Campus
32-bit Windows (x86) 303MB 32-bit Windows (x86) 303MB
64-bit Windows (x64) 323MB 64-bit Windows (x64) 323MB
Macintosh 270MB zip file Macintosh 270MB zip file

After you download and install the Symantec product, you must log in with an administrator account to configure the program.

The current version of Symantec anti-virus that ECS is distributing is 12.1.4, released November 2013. This version works with Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks.

Althought the information that ITS sent about discontinuing the use of the Symantec product said that you had to uninstall Symantec, that is not necessary when using one of the files downloaded from the links above. The installer will appropriately handle any existing Symantec software on your computer.

If you have questions about installing or using the Symantec anti-virus product, please talk to the consultant at the Engineering Help Desk, 1253 SC, 319-335-5055.