Information Technology

Macintosh Antivirus

Installing Software and Running Updates

Despite the fact that there have not been any major viruses on the Macintosh platform, it is still very important that you maintain an up-to-date antivirus program to protect against emerging threats. Symantec Antivirus is installed on all Butler Macintosh systems.

Symantec is available as a free download for all Butler students. Follow the link to instructions on installing Symantec Antivirus. The following are instructions for updating Symantec Antivirus.

1. Before you begin, you must be in the Finder. Click the desktop or the Finder icon in the Dock to be in the Finder.

2. On the menu bar, click Go and select Applications from the dropdown menu.

Finding Symantec

3. Open the Symantec Solutions folder, depending on your product version.

Norton Solutions

4. Double-click LiveUpdate.

LiveUpdate

5. Click Update Everything Now.

Update Everything

6. After LiveUpdate finishes the update, the LiveUpdate summary window appears. You may now quit LiveUpdate.

Updates Complete

7. Run LiveUpdate again to ensure that you have all available updates.

Perform a Virus Scan using Symantec AntiVirus


Despite the fact that there have not been any major viruses on the Macintosh platform, it is still very important that you scan your computer against emerging threats. Symantec Antivirus is installed on all Butler Macintosh systems and is available as a free download for all Butler students. The following are instructions for scanning your computer using Symantec Antivirus.

1. Before you begin, you must be in the Finder. Click the desktop or the Finder icon in the Dock to be in the Finder.

2. On the menu bar, click Go select Applications from the dropdown menu.

Mac Antivirus

3. Open the Symantec Solutions folder,.

Symantec Solutions

4.  Double-click Symantec Antivirus.

5.  Click on Scan...

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6. Select Macintosh HD from the sidebar and then click Select at the bottom right

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