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Repair your XP: Symantec DownloadYou can download the Symantec application from the IT Software Support software page located here. Please note that you will be required to supply your UMS/MaineStreet username and password to download the software.
The vast majority of Windows XP users should download the version entitled "Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition for Microsoft Windows".
Only users with the 64-bit version of Windows XP should download the version entitled "Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition for Microsoft Windows for 64bit machines" (if you are unsure of what version you are using, you are almost certainly using the 32-bit version).
Once downloaded and saved to your desktop, the Symantec Antivirus InstallShield window should pop up. Click on next.
The "Complete" option should be selected by default. If it's not, please select it. Click on Next again.
The "Unmanaged" option should be selected by default. If it's not, please select it. Click on Next again.
The "Auto-Protect" and "Run LiveUpdate" options should be selected by default. If they're not, please select them. Please note that you will need an active Internet connection to update the virus definitions.
The installation should begin. This step may take several minutes.
Go ahead and click finish.
The LiveUpdate window should now open.
Click the "Next" button. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this step may take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes.
Click the "Finish" button.
The following screen should pop up as the updates are being installed. Don't be alarmed if the counter stops at 99% and does not appear to move for several minutes. This behavior is common.
Symantec AntiVirus has been successfully installed and updated on your computer. From now on, the program will automatically keep itself up to date when you connect to the Internet.
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