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This tutorial was designed for the students, staff and faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.
Non-UT affiliated persons may use this tutorial to learn how to install and configure Symantec AntiVirus software. However if you are not affiliated with the university you will have to download the software from an alternative source.

It is important to have anti-virus software installed on your computer system so that your computer is not vulnerable to viruses, spam, and other electronic intrusions.

NOTE: This document guides you through downloading and installing BevoWare anti-virus software on your Windows machine. This tutorial was created on a Windows XP operating system. If you are not using Windows XP, your system may have slight differences.
It also describes how to configure the software, schedule automatic update downloads, schedule automated scans, and perform other important tasks.

Before you install Symantec AntiVirus software, disable or uninstall all other anti-virus and firewall applications that may interfere with the installation process.

For this product to install correctly, you need to uninstall or disable any existing anti-virus applications and restart your machine. Then, you should temporarily disable any firewall applications that are running.
To uninstall a previous anti-virus software simply click on your "Start" menu. Then choose "My Computer." Then choose "Add or Remove Programs," then "Change or Remove Programs." Now, select the program you wish to uninstall. Finally click "Remove Program." Your computer will ask if you are sure you want to remove a program from your computer. Click Yes.
It will take a few moments to remove the program.

Before you install Symantec AntiVirus software:

It is important to close all open programs on your computer, so you won't lose work when you restart the machine during this installation.
Next, we will install Symantec.

Installing Symantec AntiVirus for Windows

IMPORTANT! If you want to update your software or schedule auto-updates, this application requires Internet connectivity. If you begin the installation process without being connected to the Internet, Symantec may attempt to make a connection to complete the installation process.

Installing from the BevoWare download site:
First, you must download Symantec from the Bevoware site at http://www.utexas.edu/its/bevoware/virus/index.html
To download the software click the "Anti-Virus" link on the left hand side of the Bevoware webpage.
Next, under the For Windows machines bulleted list item, click on the "download Symantec AntiVirus" link.
The "Bevoware Usage Statement" will open up. In order to continue, you will need to accept the terms that are discussed in the statement by clicking the "Agree" button.
Once you agree, you will be sent to the UT EID verification page. Enter your UT EID and password and click "Log In."
Now you will be at the BevoWare download page. Scroll down this page until you get to the available programs.
You will click the download button that is associated with "Symantec AntiVirus Client 8.1.0.825"
A warning window will pop up ensuring that you want to save this program to your computer.
Click the "Save" button.
Now, as default, the program will save to your desktop. A "Save As" window will appear and ask if you indeed want to save this program.
Click "Save."
Now the program will take a few moments to save.
Next, close your web browser and double-click on the Symantec AntiVirus installer.
The Symantec AntiVirus Client Setup will open after a moment. Click Next.
Read the license agreement screen, and if you agree to it, click the button to select "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and click Next.
Now you will be asked if you want to have e-mail checked. If you use Microsoft Exchange / Outlook or Lotus Notes, select one of these clients. If not, simply click Next.
Now Symantec will verify where you want it to be installed.
Click Next to accept the default installation path.
In the Network Setup Type window, select Unmanaged, then click Next.
However, If you are installing this program on a university computer and your department operates a management console, you may be able to select Managed. This option takes advantage of a companion server product that automatically installs program patches, virus definition updates, and protection policies. This means that you do not need to configure your software for automatic updates.

If this is unclear, or you do not know if your department uses a management console, check with your department's network administrator to find out if you should configure for a managed environment.
This tutorial does not cover managed configuration so we will click Next.

The Initial Settings window will open. Keep the default settings selected so that Symantec will watch for viruses. Click Next.

If you have an active Internet connection, select Run LiveUpdate to acquire the latest version of the software and update your virus definition files during installation.
Click Next, then click Install. If you ran LiveUpdate, drag the Symantec installation window out of the way. In the underlying LiveUpdate window, click Next. When the update is complete, click Finished. If you receive an "Old Virus Definition File" message, disregard it and click Close.
Read the license agreement screen, and if you agree to it, select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
Now the installation wizard will appear.
Click Install.
The installation will take a few moments.

Click Install to begin installation.

During the installation process a technical support window will appear.
In the Technical Support window, click Next, then click Finish to complete the installation process. This is not shown in the tutorial as if any programs are running during installation the computer will shut down and not install the Symantec system properly.
Now that Symantec is installed we will configure the program.

To open the program, you will double-click the Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition icon in the Windows task bar.

We will now schedule computer scans.

You can schedule three types of scans. Startup Scan, Custom Scan and Scheduled Scan.
We will look at Startup Scans and Scheduled Scans.

First we will go through a Startup Scan.
To begin, click Startup Scan.
Now, click New Startup Scan.
In the Name: box type a name for the scan. We will call this "startup." Next, you will choose which areas of the computer you want scanned at startup. Click Next. We will choose "My Computer" by clicking the associated box. This will allow Symantec to check all areas of the computer.
Now click Options. You want to verify that Symantec will be checking all "File types."
Also, you will check that if a virus is found it will be cleaned from the file and if the cleaning fails the infected file is quarantined.
Now select Save Settings and OK. You will return to the Scan page where you will click Save.

Now we will program a scheduled scan.
First, name the scan. We'll call this Weekly Scan. Click Next. Now we will Enable the scan for a weekly check, click weekly. The check will take place every Friday. Click the drop down menu arrow and select Friday. On Friday's this scan will happen at 2:00 pm. Use the drop down menu to choose 2:00pm. Now click Next and then choose My Computer so that the scan will examine your entire computer.

Again, click Options and you want to verify that Symantec will be checking all "File types."
Again, you will verify that if a virus is found it will be cleaned from the file and if the cleaning fails the infected file is quarantined.
Now select Save Settings and OK. You will return to the Scan page where you will click Save.

Congratulations! Your computer is now all set to keep an alert out for any infectious virus that might be transmitted through corrupted files or e-mail attachments.

Thank you for using this tutorial.