Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), formerly known as Symantec AntiVirus, is a virus and spyware scanning program developed by Symantec Corporation. CUIT has purchased a site license for Symantec Endpoint Protection. If you are a Columbia University, Barnard, or UTS faculty, staff or student, you can download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Download and Installation or Upgrade

(Current faculty, staff, and students of Columbia University, Barnard, or UTS are eligible to download. Teachers College affiliates must download antivirus software from Teachers College Computing.) This installer was created for individual workstations and laptops. It should not be installed on servers.

1. Download the installer (required UNI login):

SEP 12.1.7 for 64-bit Windows 10, 8, 7 (382 MB)

SEP 12.1.7 for 32-bit Windows 10, 8, 7 (362 MB)

SEP 12 for Mac OS 10.12 - Sierra (28 MB) 

SEP 12 for Mac OS 10.11 - El Capitan (28 MB) 

SEP 12.1.5 for Mac OS 10.8 - 10.10 (273 MB)

SEP 12.1.2 for Mac OS 10.7 - 10.8 (211 MB)

SEP 12.1 for Mac OS 10.5 - 10.7 (144 MB)

2. Save the installer to your hard drive, and make a note of the folder that you saved it in.

3. Run the installer. Restart your computer.  (Please note, if you are installing on Windows 10, you must disable Windows Defender first, as SEP and Windows Defender use the same resources to protect your computer.)

3a. Please note, if upgrading from a previous SEP version, you have to remove the old one first.

4. Configure Symantec Endpoint Protection for Windows using these instructions.