[Alert] Critical Symantec Endpoint vulnerabilities
June 30, 2016
Symantec recently announced critical vulnerabilities that affect all Symantec anti-virus products. Affected products include Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on all platforms, along with Symantec's Norton anti-virus products.
Because of the way Symantec's anti-virus protection works, these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to compromise your computer without any explicit action on your part.
What you must do to protect yourself
To patch, open the application and run LiveUpdate.
Because CMU is phasing out support for Symantec Endpoint Protection, we recommend uninstalling SEP and replacing it with the Microsoft anti-malware product available for your Windows operating system.
Instructions for replacing SEP on Windows 7 and 10 are at:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SCS Help Desk (x8-4231) if you have questions, or problems removing SEP.