Use Up-to-Date Antivirus
Last Updated: August 4, 2004
Antivirus software helps
protect your computer against viruses.
Many computers come with anti-virus software installed. You can
also purchase anti-virus software and install it yourself. Just
having an anti-virus program installed is not enough, however.
You also need to keep your anti-virus software up to
In this step, we will tell
you how to get, install, and update anti-virus
Do I have Norton Antivirus software
installed on my computer?
- Click Start, and then click Programs.
- Look for Norton and Symantec.
- If you have a previous version uninstall it.
- Now go to your Control Panel. Remove anything
having to do with Norton Or Symantec (unless
- Now install the version given to you by the law school.
(Norton AV will not work correctly installed over top of an
Next to continue.
the License Agreement and select I accept the terms in the
license agreement. Click Next.
the Mail Snap-In Selection window, the Microsoft
Exchange/Outlook checkbox and the Lotus Notes checkbox
should not be selected. Click Next.
the Destination Folder window, if you wish to choose a
different installation folder, click Change. Otherwise,
the Network Setup Type window, select Unmanaged, and click
the Initial Settings window, the File System Real-time
Protection checkbox should be selected. Click Next.
the Run Options Window check Run Live Update and click
Next (you must be connected to the internet).
Install. You will see a progress bar showing the status of
the Live-Update information and click Next again
the Old Virus Definition File, click Close.
Important Having two
different anti-virus programs installed on one computer can
cause conflicts on your computer.
Always uninstall existing anti-virus software before installing
Is my anti-virus software up
Installing anti-virus software will only
protect you against previous security issues. To help ensure
your computer is safe, you need to keep your anti-virus
software up to date. Most anti-virus companies offer
subscription services to ensure you get the latest
To check if you have up-to-date software:
Open your anti-virus program from the Start menu or the
taskbar notification area and look for update status. If you
still aren't sure if your anti-virus software is up to date,
contact your anti-virus software provider.