Symantec Endpoint Protection (Anti-virus / Firewall): Windows Download for Personally Owned Computers

Anti-virus and personal firewall product to protect your personal computer from Internet-based threats.

Note: This software can be downloaded multiple times.

Symantec Endpoint Protection features both anti-virus software and firewall protection. Anti-virus protects your computer from viruses, worms, and Trojan horses in email, instant messages, and other files. The firewall enhances online security by restricting access to hackers and many Internet worms. LiveUpdate keeps your computer security up to date automatically.

Download Symantec Endpoint from UB

Remove all anti-virus programs before installing Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus and firewall.

Symantec Endpoint 14.2.2 RU2
(last updated November 15, 2019)

Release Update (RU) is for people performing a new install or upgrading from an earlier release or build of the product.

Symantec Endpoint 14.2.0 MP1 RU1
(last updated August 21, 2019)

Maintenance Patches (MP) are appropriate for people using the software who are experiencing an issue that is resolved in the Maintenance Patch. MPs can only be applied against the specific Release Update upon which they are based, e.g., RU6 MP1 can only be applied against RU6. 

Symantec Endpoint Protection works with:

  • Windows 10 (32 bit, 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 bit, 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32 bit, 64 bit)


This software is available to:

  • UB students who have paid the Comprehensive fee
  • UB Faculty paid by UB
  • UB Faculty Student Association employees
  • UB Geographic full-time Faculty
  • UB State employees (UUP, CSEA, MC, PEF)
  • UB Sub-Board I (SBO) employees
  • UB Research Foundation employees
  • UB Foundation employees

This software is NOT available to:

  • Retirees
  • UB students who have not paid the Comprehensive fee
  • Employees on volunteer appointments with UB (paid by someone other than UB)
  • Alumni
  • Faculty, staff or students from SUNY schools other than UB
  • Senior Auditors

License Agreement

By downloading the software, you confirm that you have read the license agreement and you agree to and acknowledge the terms of the license agreement. You understand that sharing the software with others is an offense.

This software cannot be downloaded and stored in a shared file space.    

Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus and firewall is licensed to all students paying the technology fee, faculty, and staff at the University at Buffalo. Faculty and staff are licensed to install Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus and firewall software on university and personally owned computers for academic or work-related purposes. Faculty and staff must be employed by the state, UB Foundation, Research Foundation, Faculty Student Association, the Practice Plans, or have Geographic full-time Faculty status.

Installing Symantec

  1. Download the appropriate version (see above).
  2. If you have an anti-virus other than Symantec Endpoint Protection, disconnect from the Internet and uninstall the other anti-virus software from your computer; Otherwise, skip to step 3.
  3. Double-click on the downloaded file to install.
  4. When prompted, allow Symantec Endpoint Protection to make changes to your computer.
  5. Proceed with installation.
  6. Double-click the yellow shield in the system tray in the lower right corner of your screen and select LiveUpdate from the left pane.

Scheduling LiveUpdates

  1. Double-click the yellow shield in your system tray and select Change settings.
  2. Select Configure Settings for Client Management.
  3. Select the Scheduled Updates tab.
  4. Choose the frequency and time for automatic updates.

Scheduling Computer Scans

  1. Double-click the yellow shield in your system tray and select Scan for threats.
  2. Click Create a New Scan.
  3. Select the scan type.
  4. Select All types to check all file types.
  5. Select At specified times.
  6. Choose the frequency of the scan.
  7. Name your scheduled scan.

Common Questions

I got an error that this version of Symantec didn't work with Windows 10?

Remove any other antiv-virus software before installing Symantec.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.