Viruses

July 17, 2017

Symantec Antivirus software

Part of protecting your computer means installing anti-virus software and keeping it current. In an effort to protect the campus from virus outbreaks, Lafayette has licensed anti-virus software from Symantec for campus and home use. The current iteration of Symantec's software for Windows is Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), which replaces Symantec Antivirus as the campus standard for virus protection. Download the appropriate version and run the installer.

July 21, 2017

Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection on Windows

Note: these instructions are for Windows 7-10 only. Download the appropriate version and run the installer.

March 9, 2011

Do a Symantec 'Live Update'

Although Symantec anti-virus software regularly updates itself automatically, "Live Updates" of the software and virus definition files can be run on-demand as well.

Why would you want to run a Live Update? Occasionally, if a particularly nasty virus is making the rounds and the Symantec update server gets new virus definition files late in the game, doing a manual Live Update can help ensure that your computer has the best protection possible prior to the next periodic update.

March 8, 2011

Scan for Viruses

Symantec Endpoint Protection provides "real-time" anti-virus protection—any time a file is accessed SEP scans it for viruses before opening it. If you think your computer might have viruses that existed prior to the installation of SEP, or that you may have acquired a file containing a virus, running a system scan is a good idea. To do so…

October 28, 2016

Virus FAQ

Answers to some of the most common questions regarding computer viruses.
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