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NYU Stern provides free, fully licensed versions of Symantec anti-virus software for members of the NYU Stern community. Please Note: You are not permitted to redistribute this software. These products are licensed for exclusive use by members of the NYU Stern community. Software distributed by NYU is covered by the copyright laws of the United States. NYU Stern is not responsible for damages resulting from the installation of any of the software we make available.

Stern Students

If you are a Student at Stern, please follow the instructions in this article to download and install the software.  

Stern Faculty and Staff

Stern Faculty and Staff can download Symantec Endpoint Protection using the links at the foot of this page. If you are currently using Antivirus software other than Symantec (e.g AVG, Kaspersky etc), you should uninstall that application before proceeding. 

Windows Users

1. Click the link for the Windows installer and download the file to your computer.
2. Run the installer SEP_14.2.5587.2100_Staff_WIN64.exeNote: If you see the security message 'Windows Protected your PC', click the More Info link and then select Run Anyway. Click Allow this file if prompted by a further Download Insight Security message and then click OK.
3. Symantec Endpoint Protection will now install (if you have a previous version of SEP installed, that will be automatically upgraded). When the installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Save any open work, close any other open applications, and click Restart Now.
4. After restart, log in as normal. You should see the yellow/gold Symantec 'shield' icon in your system tray. Double click the icon to open Symantec, and click on the Live Update link to ensure you have the latest definitions installed.

Important note for Windows clients: You can only install Endpoint Protection if you have administrator rights. To do so, find the file you downloaded from below, right-click on it and select Run as Administrator. If you do not execute the file as administrator, the installation may fail.

Mac Users

Follow the instructions below to install SEP on your Mac device. More detailed instructions for installing on macOS is available here.

1. Click the link for the appropriate installer (10.15 and up, or 10.14 and lower) and download the file to your computer.
2. Go to your Downloads folder and, if not already extracted, double-click the zip file to extract its contents (SEP_14.2.5587.2100_Staff_OSX_10.15_and_up.zip or SEP_14.2.5587.2100_Staff_OSX_10.14_and_lower.zip).  
3. Still in your Downloads folder, open the extracted Symantec Endpoint Protection folder. 
4. Launch the Symantec Endpoint Protection Installer file and click Open if prompted (if it prompts for access to your Contacts, select as per your preference). Note: If you are not prompted to open the installer, follow the instructions in the guide here.
5. Click Continue at the 'System Restart Required' Screen.
6. Click Agree and Install.
7. Enter your administrator password when prompted. Symantec Endpoint Protection will now install (if you have a previous version of SEP installed, that will be automatically upgraded). When the installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Save any open work, close any other open applications, and click Close & Restart.
8. After restart, log in as normal. You should see the yellow/gold Symantec 'shield' icon on your menu bar. Click the icon, select Symantec Endpoint Protection > Open Symantec Endpoint Protection. If you see the message 'System Extension Blocked', do the following:
i. Click Open Security Preferences.
ii. Click the padlock at the bottom left corner of the Security & Privacy screen and enter your administrator password to unlock it.
iii. Click the Allow button in the bottom right corner of the Security & Privacy screen. 
iv. Close System Preferences and return to the Symantec screen. After a few seconds, you should see the message 'Your Computer is protected' (in some cases it can take several minutes to update). You are all set.

Current Version Download Links (you must be logged in with your Stern account to access the links below)

 For Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit) - Version 14.2.5587.2100
 For Mac OSX 10.15 and Higher - Version 14.2.5587.2100
 For Mac OSX 10.14 - 10.13 - Version 14.2.5587.2100 (for OS X 10.14 and lower)

Previous Version Download Links (you must be logged in with your Stern account to access the links below). Note: These should only be used in the event that you have issues installing the latest version.

For Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit) - Version 14.2.5569.2100
 For Mac OSX 10.15 and Higher - Version 14.2.5569.2100
 For Mac OSX 10.14 - 10.13 - Version 14.2.5569.2100 (for OS X 10.14 and lower)

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