Symantec Endpoint Protection Instructions

SPC guide to installing Symantec anti-virus and anti-malware protection

Note: These instructions assume that McAfee is already installed on your computer and thus needs to be removed prior to installing the Symantec protection. If you have anti-virus protection other than McAfee it is recommended that you uninstall it prior to installing the Symantec protection.

Remove McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

  1. Click [Start]
  2. Click on the Control Panel
  3. Double-click on "Add or Remove Programs" ("Programs and Features" in Windows Vista).
  4. Navigate to "McAfee VirusScan Enterprise" and click the [Remove] button.
  5. Wait for the uninstaller to finish and then proceed with "Install Symantec Endpoint Protection" below.

Install Symantec Endpoint Protection

Note: You must have administrator privileges in order to install this software.

  1. Download and run the "Symantec Endpoint Protection Setup (for virus & malware protection)" installer for your operating system from the SPC software download page.
  2. Once the installer has completed, the Live Update client will run and update itself.
  3. When prompted to restart, save and close any applications and click [Restart Now].