Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), formerly known as Symantec AntiVirus, is a virus and spyware scanning program developed by the Symantec Corporation.
Note: Symantec for students was discontinued on Saturday, December 21st, 2019.
Faculty and Staff:
The Symantec installer was created for students' personal workstations and laptops.
It should not be installed on servers or Columbia-owned/managed equipment. If you would like to have SEP installed on a University-managed computer (managed by a department outside of CUIT*), please have your IT support person/team contact CUIT Security to purchase Symantec licenses.
This will continue to be supported until August 2020. At that time, Symantec will be automatically uninstalled and Malwarebytes will be installed for you on your CUIT-managed machine. As always, please approve updates to your computer as soon as you’re able!
*CUIT-managed-computers are automatically configured with virus protection software.
How to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
Once your license expires - Symantec will no longer be supported and will not receive signature updates, meaning that it will quickly become ineffective as anti-malware protection.
After December 21st, 2019: Symantec Endpoint Protection licenses expire
After August 15, 2020: Symantec Endpoint Protection licenses expire