The ACCC is now able to offer UIC faculty, staff, and students Symantec antivirus software -- Symantec Endpoint Protection (Windows) and Symantec AntiVirus (Macs, formerly called Norton AntiVirus, NAV) -- at no cost for both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Through our licensing agreement, the software is available for both campus and home machines.
Symantec antivirus software uses three antivirus technologies and scanning methods to provide comprehensive network file scanning. Scans look for known viruses by comparing files with known virus strings. These strings are contained in a virus definitions file that reside on each computer. To protect yourself from new viruses, you can configure regular virus definitions file updates. Symantec antivirus software contains everything you need to detect viruses, repair files and help prevent virus infection.