Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection on Windows

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This document describes how to install Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus (SEP).

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is available to faculty, staff and students. A version of SEP that is compatible with Windows is available for download from https://downloads.its.psu.edu. To determine if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit machine, please see this external article.

Before you Begin (Windows 10 only)

  1. Open the Start Menu
  2. Click "Settings"
  3. Click "Update & Security"
  4. Click "Windows Defender"
  5. Toggle "Real-time protection" to "Off"
  6. Close Settings
  7. Install Symantec as normal

To start the installation:

  1. Ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements:
    • Processor: 1 GHz Pentium III
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Disk Space: 600 MB
    • Display: 1024x768 resolution or higher.
  2. Locate the installer file that you downloaded. Once you find it, double click it to begin the installation. This may open a security warning. Click Run to continue the installation.

    OpenFile-SecurityWarning.png

  3. If User Account Control (UAC) is activated, you will see one of the following screens:

    UAC Warning

    If you get the above screen, Click Continue to proceed.

    UAC Warning that asks for Administrator Password

    If you get the above screen, you will need to enter the appropriate password for your administrator account, then click OK to proceed.

  4. Several install screens will then appear:

    Preparingtoinstall.png

    MidInstallation.png

  5. Once the installation is finished, SEP will run LiveUpdate to update SEP and install new definition files. You will see the following screen, which will disappear once the installation and updates have finished.

    LiveUpdateStatus.png

  6. Once installation is finished, you may need to reboot to insure all updates are installed.
 
 
 
 
 

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