UNL offers Symantec antivirus software to protect computers and data against malicious attacks, viruses and malware. Departmental computer users should first contact local technical support for installation.
The antivirus, along with a suite of security tools, will be installed on departmental computers by support staff. All students, faculty and staff should download the antivirus for installation on personal computers. Best Practices Students, faculty and staff are eligible for this service. There is no charge for this service, which is considered a common-good service.
Viruses, Trojans, and Worms are malicious programs that are easily spread across computers with email and internet access.
UNL offers antivirus protection for all University-owned computers, as well as for computers personally-owned by UNL students, faculty and staff. This service is offered at no charge to the campus.
Using the UNL-provided antivirus is not required, but you may be required to use an antivirus program with current definitions for your computer to be granted access on UNL's network.
***NOTE: If your University computer is managed by Information Technology Services Enterprise Desktop Services (Device Management tool) or by your department tech, your antivirus will be installed for you.
First, to download the correct antivirus package for your computer, determine whether your computer is running on 32bit or 64bit.
To find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following:
Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
Under System, you can view the system type.
If your computer is running Windows XP, do the following:
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
If you don't see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit version of Windows XP.
If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.
- After the file has been downloaded, double click to run
- it will unzip the files and start the install
- If the install does not complete successfully, restart then run SEP-Winx64.exe
- Download the zip file
- Download Mac version of Symantec
- Double click the zip to extract
- Then double click "SEP-Mac.pkg" to start the install
- Reboot computer after installation is complete