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Install Symantec Endpoint Protection for office use: Windows

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) provides protection against viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malware. Symantec is available for free to UVic faculty and staff.

  1. Visit our Software distribution page and download the correct version of Symantec Endpoint Protection for your computer. You will have to authenticate with a primary NetLink ID and passphrase. To determine if you are running 32- or 64-bit Windows, click on the Windows icon, right click on Computer, then select Properties.

    Windows system information

  2. After you have downloaded the installation file, double click the SEP exe icon to begin the installation.

    Symantec Endpoint Protection.mpkp

  3. If prompted, click Run.

    Click Run

  4. Wait while Windows configures Symantec Endpoint Protection.


  5. You will need to close all other applications and restart your computer before installation can finalize. Ensure any opened documents are saved and then click Restart Now.

    Restart Now

  6. When your computer reboots, Windows will finish configuring Symantec Endpoint. This may take several minutes to complete.


  7. When the installation is complete, you will notice the Symantec icon in your tray (in the bottom-right corner of your screen).

    Symantec icon

Installation is complete. Symantec Endpoint Protection is configured to update update automatically and without user intervention. The software will perform a virus scan daily at 8 p.m. and will update virus definitions hourly.