ITS Service Center

Virus Detection and Prevention

How to protect your computer

Symantec Endpoint Protection Software

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is licensed by Symantec Corporation to Fredonia.

All state-owned computers in faculty/staff offices and labs have virus protection installed as a part of the machine prep. Some older computers may need updated software. Please contact the ITS Service Center with any problems. Faculty and Staff are encouraged to purchase and install antivirus software on their home computers.

Platforms: Windows VISTA/Windows 7/Windows 8/ Windows 10, Mac OSX 10.7-10.14

Mac computers will continue to be protected by the Symantec Antivirus Corporate product

Product Specifications

  • Detects and removes viruses and spyware
  • Blocks spyware and worms automatically
  • Prevents virus-infected emails from spreading
  • Finds and removes hidden threats
  • Checks compressed file archives for viruses
  • Updates itself automatically
  • Automatically scans for viruses after downloading updates
  • Includes protection updates and new product features as available throughout the license period On-going Protection keeps your computer protected from the latest Internet risks by automatically renewing your subscription at the regular subscription price (plus applicable tax), so you don't have to.

Policy & Support

The ResNet Office provides limited hardware and software support for all students that live in the residence halls. This includes support for the installation and problem resolution of anti-virus software applications.

Virus Detection and Prevention Tips

For tips on protecting your computer and detecting viruses:
Virus Detection and Prevention Tips

Virus Alerts and Hoaxes

To check for virus alerts and hoaxes, please go to any of these links before forwarding any virus warnings to the ITS Service Center:
Symantec Anti-Virus Library