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Symantec AntiVirus (Windows) - Old Virus Definition Notice

Steps to update old virus definitions.

Updating Out of Date Virus Definitions

Receiving notification stating that your computer's virus definitions are old requires an update to Symantec Endpoint Protection:

  1. Select on the Start Button in the lower Left Hand corner of your screen
  2. Choose All Programs.
  3. Scroll down until you see a folder labeled Symantec Endpoint Protection and single click to open the folder.
    Symantec Endpoint Protection folder view
  4. Select Symantec End Point Protection with shield icon next to it, pictured below.
    Symantec Endpoint Protection folder inside view
  5. Select LiveUpdate from the left hand side. A new window will appear.
    Image showing LiveUpdate button on Symantec Endpoint Protection interface
  6. When the update is finished, select Close to finish the update process.
    Close Button Location for LiveUpdate
  7. Close out of Symantec by pressing the red X in the upper right hand corner.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:End Point Protection, virus, SEP, "Windows 7", PC, "out of date"   Doc ID:54070
Owner:Michelle L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2015-07-17 13:45 CDTUpdated:2015-12-15 13:24 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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