All posts tagged Symantec

GoWMU Software Downloads Section IssueResolved
Posted by Anson Richardson on May 22, 2019
Start: May 22 8:00am
 End:  May 30 12:57pm

We are currently experiencing issues with the Software Downloads section in GoWMU which may prevent users from accessing the download links. Technicians are aware and working to resolve the problem. Questions can be directed to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357.


Symantec Endpoint Protection auto upgrade
Posted by Gary Barton on July 8, 2019

Beginning Thursday, July 11, the Office of Information Technology will be turning on auto upgrade of the Symantec Endpoint Protection for managed desktop and laptop computers installed from the GoWMU software downloads. This will automatically download and install the latest version of the software (Windows 32Bit and 64Bit machines only) and it will require a reboot of your system.

If you would like to upgrade sooner, so you may manage the system reboot, please login to GoWMU and download the Symantec Endpoint Protection from the Software Downloads area.

Computers with custom install packages created by unit IT support staff, and computers that have already been updated will be excluded. Please direct questions to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357.


Symantec Endpoint Protection auto upgrade
Posted by Anson Richardson on September 3, 2019

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, the Office of Information Technology will be turning on auto upgrade of the Symantec Endpoint Protection for managed desktop and laptop computers installed from the GoWMU software downloads. This will automatically download and install the latest version of the software and it will require a reboot of your system.

If you would like to upgrade sooner, so you may manage the system reboot, please log in to GoWMU and download the Symantec Endpoint Protection from the Software Downloads area.

Computers with custom install packages created by unit IT support staff, and computers that have already been updated will be excluded. Please, direct questions to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357.


Symantec Endpoint Protection auto upgrade
Posted by Gary Barton on January 21, 2020

Beginning Friday, Jan. 24, the Office of Information Technology will be turning on auto upgrade of the Symantec Endpoint Protection for managed desktop and laptop computers installed from the GoWMU software downloads. This will automatically download and install the latest version of the software and it will require a reboot of your system.

If you would like to upgrade sooner, so you may manage the system reboot, please log in to GoWMU and download the Symantec Endpoint Protection from the Software Downloads area.

Computers with custom install packages created by unit IT support staff, and computers that have already been updated will be excluded. Please, direct questions to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357.


Campus antivirus software, Symantec Endpoint Protection, has been replaced by Windows Defender
Posted by Gary Barton on September 8, 2020

Symantec Endpoint Protection, an antivirus software, is no longer licensed by Western Michigan University. Windows Defender is the supported antivirus solution for WMU owned computers. Windows Defender is available for both Windows and macOS platforms. You should remove Symantec from your machines by Sept. 11, 2020.

For assistance getting Windows Defender working for WMU owned computers please contact your departmental IT staff or LAN Manager.

WMU no longer offers antivirus software solutions for personal devices. For assistance getting Windows Defender working on personal computers please visit Help Hub.