Symantec Anti-Virus

All students, faculty, and staff at SUNY New Paltz are able to install Symantec Anti-Virus Corporate Edition for FREE. We HIGHLY recommend that you obtain this software, install it, and keep it up-to-date. There are different ways to obtain this software, depending on your status with the college.

  • If you are a student living in the dorms, you can download and install Symantec Anti-Virus from the ResNet Antivirus site. All of the instructions that you need are available there.
  • If you are faculty or staff, visit the Computer Services office in HAB 50 to borrow a copy of the Symantec CD. You will need to uninstall any other anti-virus programs from your computer before installing Symantec.

Anyone connecting a computer to the campus network is required to have an up to date, anti-virus program. Starting in the fall, ResNet will conduct security sweeps to make sure that students on the network have anti-virus. If they do not have anti-virus or if it is not up-to-date, the computers will not be allowed on the network until the situation is rectified. Avoid the hassle and prepare your computer in advance.