Thursday, February 25, 2021

Please consider the following before installing Symantec Endpoint Protection:

  • Before beginning the installation process, be sure to first remove any old antivirus software and restart your computer. This includes old versions of Norton Antivirus (retail and Corporate Editions), MacAfee, etc. 

  • Log in to your computer with administrative privileges. If you are uncertain if you have administrative rights, please contact us and we will help you determine this.

  • Close all running programs except Internet Explorer.

  • Any browser should work when installing Symantec Endpoint Protection (Symantec Antivirus 12). Though some browsers may require you to download the installer first. To avoid this, please use Internet Explorer when installing antivirus software from ESF.

  • Please disable all download managers, including such programs as GetRight and Netscape SmartDownload, before attempting this process.

  • You will need a minimum of 180 MB free space (plus an additional 440 MB during installation) to install Symantec Endpoint Protection.

  • This installation will only work from the ESF main campus in Syracuse.

  • Web Pop-up blockers (such as the one included with Windows XP Service Pack 3) will block the installation of Symantec Antivirus 12. Please disable all Pop-up blockers before proceeding with the installation.

Antivirus alternatives for home  PCs:

Everyone should be using updated Antivirus software. If you do not have the resources to purchase Antivirus software at home right now, free/low cost alternatives do exist. One "free trial" alternative is Avast! Home edition