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 Operating System (OS) Vista 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 OS prior to Vista should upgrade Windows before installing SAV. 


Installation instructions for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installations instructions for Apple Macs


Download Symantec AntiVirus Software


Points to remember before downloading:

  • Read the instructions!
  • Remove all non-Symantec antivirus software. They may cause the installation to fail.
  • This only works on the University network. If you install this at home or elsewhere the auto-update feature will not work and it will not protect you.

Install the Symantec AntiVirus Client

Download and run the Symantec AntiVirus Install program by using the links below:

SAV Client for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

SAV Client for Windows 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

SAV Client for Apple Macs