Symantec users must also remove earlier versions of Symantec Anti Virus, including version 11.x, before installing Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x To remove existing Symantec antivirus software: After you accept the licensing agreement, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
After you finish, you can delete the installation file.
Remember, your computer must be turned on and connected to the Internet for the scheduled update to take place.
To schedule Live Update to run automatically: You can scan your computer for viruses manually and edit or delete a scan you've created.
You can also initiate a scan from Windows or from Symantec Endpoint.
Note: To halt a scan after it has started, click the Pause or Cancel button located at the top of the scan status window.
In quarantine, the risk cannot spread: quarantine holds and segregates virus-infected files until further action is taken on the files.Live Update can be run automatically at scheduled intervals or manually for immediate updates.Important: ISC has already configured the Symantec software to update definition files automatically at scheduled intervals.Note: Internet Explorer users may need to append to the filename after downloading Symantec Endpoint Protection to the desktop: in the "Save As" window, create or go to the directory in which you want to save the file, append to the file name if it is not already there, and click Save.Open this directory, double-click the installation file.This configuration should suffice for most persons.If you already have antivirus software installed on your computer, such as Mc Afee Virus Scan for Windows, you should remove it before installing Symantec's antivirus products.Note: If Symantec cannot quarantine a risk, it leaves the risk alone.To permanently delete files from the Quarantine: If you already have antivirus software installed on your computer such as Virex for Macintosh, you should remove it before installing Symantec's Endpoint Protection (SEP), antivirus products.The software has been configured so that virus update files are managed directly from the Symantec Update servers.The SEP client distributed to the university community checks daily for virus definition files.