Symantec endpoint protection antivirus definitions not updating

The use of GUPs in your SEP environment can either be a useful tool or something that requires more management.

In this article we wanted to explore what a GUP is, how they can be useful, and proper implementation.

Restart your computer after removing any previous version.

Note: If you suspect that your computer might be compromised in any fashion, we recommend the following procedure while you update your antivirus application: Download Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac OS X 10.8 (authentication required) If you have questions, please contact the IT Service Desk (Help Desk) at 603-646-2999 and select from the options provided, send email to [email protected], or call your department's IT support office. This utility allows you to connect to Symantec's Web site and download the latest virus definition and application updates to your computer.

You should configure the software to update itself automatically on a daily basis, or at the very least, run , open the Applications folder on your hard drive, then double-click Symantec Solutions.

Double-click Live Update, then Update Everything Now.

I know there was a discussion around a tool to do this but cannot find reference to Symantec relasing one

You can always download teh latest definitions to a USB drive or other media and sneakernet them to the system.

Computing Services and Systems Development recommends that all students, faculty, and staff with Windows computers use Symantec Endpoint Protection for Windows to protect their computers against viruses and other security threats.

Symantec Endpoint Protection can be downloaded using the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

To understand the bandwidth savings of using a GUP it is important to understand the amount of traffic generated by definitions updates.

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