Symantec Antivirus Software

All computers should have some sort of antivirus software that is regularly updated with the latest virus definition files. The University of South Alabama Computer Services Center is participating in an Educational Site License Program with Symantec Corporation, the makers of Symantec Antivirus Software (a.k.a. SAV). As a result, SAV may be installed on all University-owned computers without charge to the department or user.

NOTE: This contract does NOT extend to personal home computers. The automatic update feature of this software will not work on computers outside of the USA network.

SAV is available for Windows XP sp2 and later. Our customized installation of SAV is designed to automatically update the virus definition files from a server located at the Computer Center. Users that have a version of Windows prior to XP sp2 should upgrade Windows before installing SAV.

Read the FAQ!

Most common questions regarding SAV are answered in the SAV FAQ . Please check there before calling the Computer Center; it may save you time.


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