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Free Antivirus for Your Personal Computer!

symantec logo UW-Whitewater is committed to providing information and services to ensure your computing environment is secure. Antivirus software is a great protection agent for your computer; it actively combats against viruses, malware, and identity theft. UW-Whitewater has partnered with Symantec to provide antivirus software licenses for the entire campus.


Windows 10 is no longer compatible with Symantec Antivirus. If your device is running this version, we recommend downloading and installing AVG.

All UW-Whitewater employees and students, with active Net-IDs, are able to download Symantec antivirus software on their personal computers. The personal version of Symantec Endpoint Protection should not be installed on University-owned computers.

Download Symantec Antivirus

Need to know if you have a 32bit or 64bit Windows operating system? Go to the Windows Control Panel and  select "System," the bit depth will be listed under "System type".

Supported Operating Systems:

Mac: OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra) and 10.13 (High Sierra).

PC: Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

Note: If you already have antivirus software installed on your computer (including free antivirus trials), you will need to uninstall that software before installing the UW-Whitewater Symantec software. Having two different antivirus programs installed on one computer can cause conflicts.

Installation Instructions

Uninstall Antivirus

Uninstall antivirus on Windows computer

Uninstall antivirus on Mac OS X computer:

Note: After uninstallation your PC will be prompted to reboot

Trouble Downloading the Software?

Contact the Technology Support Center Helpdesk at or (262) 472-4357. If you have any issues with using the antivirus software please contact Symantec.

**If your university affiliation ends, it is your responsibility to remove the software from your personally-owned device**