Important new antivirus software on myNEU. Download it now!

Download the latest FREE antivirus software to help protect your computer (PC and Mac) now from myNEU.

Why should I upgrade to the new Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 antivirus software?

  • It is FREE.
  • This version has new, enhanced security features that are important to keeping your computer safe.
  • In recent weeks Cryptolocker, a form of malware, has become more prevalent. The virus infects PCs, locks files with an unbreakable 2048-bit encryption (holding them hostage), and then asks users to pay a ransom in order to access the locked files.
  • It supports Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9). Older versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) were developed before these new operating systems were released.

How do I get Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4?
Log into myNEU –> Select the Self-Service tab –> Click the Software Downloads link to access the Symantec Antivirus for your operating system.

Windows users | Supported operating systems: Windows XP through Windows 8.1. Available for both 32- and 64-bit machines.

Mac users | Supported operating systems: OS X 10.7 through 10.9. For OS X 10.6 or older, please contact ResNet for the compatible version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (12.1.2).

Finally – Remember to back-up your computer frequently!
If you are using an external drive, it is best to only have it connected when it is actively in use (backing up or accessing files).

Questions or concerns? Please contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or help@neu.edu. To stay updated with all things tech-related, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

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Related article:
What is CryptoLocker Ransomware? - SecureNU
CryptoLocker Prevention Updated - SecureNU

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