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. 

Getting Started

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:

  1. Open the "About" system setting by right clicking the Start button and selecting "System".

  2. Under "Device specifications" in "About", look for your version under "System type".

  • After the file has been downloaded, double click to run
  • It will unzip the files and start the install
  • After the installation is complete, restart your computer


  • 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


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