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Downloading your FREE copy of Symantec AntiVirus 10.2 from CUNY eMall

CUNY and Hunter College have partnered with Symantec to offer all students, faculty and staff free Virus and Spyware protection for their personally owned computer systems. You can obtain for FREE Version 10.2 of Symantec AntiVirus for your computer.

**** Anti-Virus protection is FREE, meaning no cost to the user. The only delivery method for the free software is via online download. Due to the size of the files, if you do not have a broadband or fast internet connection, please be aware that downloading the file will take some time. ****

  1. Here is how to obtain your own Free copy: Go to

  2. Enter your CUNY Portal Username and Password and Click Login On the left hand side,
    Click on Cuny eMall
    When the Cuny eMall page opens,
    Click on “Software Center”
    Near the top left of the screen, you should see two words, “Software” and “Support.”
    The page usually defaults to “Support” (highlighted in gray.)
    Click on “Software.”
    A new page should appear showing you a list of numerous Microsoft Products along with Symantec listings.
    Click on “Symantec AntiVirus for Windows."
    Once you have Clicked on the version that you need, a new page will appear providing more information regarding the product.
    Click on “Add to Cart” On the subsequent web page,
    Click on “Download Software”,
    then “Save” (Clicking “Save” the first time, will prompt you a second time asking you to confirm where on your computer you will actually save the file.)
    Choose a directory, “Desktop” is recommended, and then click “Save” again.

  3. For Installation instructions, see this link.

  4. Many computers ship from the factory with an antivirus program preinstalled. It is also possible that an antivirus program may have been added to your computer at some point. Some users install a new antivirus program without realizing an existing antivirus program is already installed. Having two antivirus programs running at the same time causes your computer to run very slowly and also causes random lockups.

    If you decide to install an alternate antivirus software, it is important that you first uninstall any existing antivirus programs that may be running on your computer.

This page was last updated on December 3, 2008

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