SEP 14: Installation Instructions (Mac)

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To Install Symantec on a Mac OS X Operating System:

1. Download from TigerWare.

SEP download from tigerware

2. Double-click the Symantec Endpoint Protection Installer file.

symantec  file

3. Click Continue at the bottom of the window.

Restart warning

4. Read the Software License Agreement by clicking View License Agreement, and click Agree & Install after you read it at the bottom of the page.

license agreement with Agree and Install to click at the bottom of the page.

5. Enter your Mac Username and Password.  (Not the same as your MyLSU ID!)

6. The installation will then take a few minutes and the summary screen should appear stating the installation was completed and successful.  Click Close and Restart in the middle of the page.

completed and successful installation

7. When logging back on, the installation will be completed.


Some versions of OS X may have security settings that prevent the installation of the file downloaded from Tigerware:

If you get a message similar to "Please make sure latest package is downloaded to /Users/[username]/Downloads" when running the installer in step 2, close the installer. You will need to clear the special attributes on the file that causes the OS X security to block the file from running. 

The easiest way to enable the installer on OS X 10.15+ is to open a Terminal window, type “xattr -rc” (do not include the quotation marks) and then drag and drop the Symantec Endpoint Protection file into the Terminal window.

You should see a command that looks similar to this: xattr -rc /Users/username/Downloads/Symantec\ Endpoint\ Protection/Symantec\ Endpoint\ Protection\

Press Enter in the Terminal window to clear the flags and enable the file to run, close the Terminal window, then double click the Symantec Endpoint Protection file to start the installation as normal. Proceed from Step 2. 

Referenced from: SEP

4/21/2020 1:33:30 PM