Before this pandemic, we hadn’t thought of becoming such tech-savvy professionals that we will be operating everything – including our works, studies, jobs, and even the business over the internet. In addition to that, did we ever think of handling installations at home – by ourselves? At least I didn’t until I legit had to install Spectrum Security Suite all by myself. But, just to mention, it wasn’t a biggie, and I actually felt too glad to install it at home with simple instructions by using spectrum internet packages.
As the number of COVID-19 infected individuals increased in the United States of America, people were becoming more and more concerned about their healths – rather than these luxuries. However, they could not give up on the TV, internet, and phone services, because ultimately, this is what keeps them sane during this lockdown.
Therefore, the only option that we were left with was to do the installation and management on our own without having to call a technician at our workplace.
The good news is – it’s not that hard!
Spectrum Security Suite Installation
Before we begin – you need to have a subscription to Spectrum business internet. The license applies to 25 computers or more. But the process will take a while – as you need to run and repeat the installation process on all computers one by one. But trust me, it’s not hard – it’s only time-consuming.
The article will provide a step-wise guideline on how to install the Spectrum Security Suite on both Mac and Windows. Let’s have a look at the guidelines:
Installing Spectrum Security Suite on Windows
It’s effortless to install the Security Suite. However, you need to make sure that your computer or laptop fulfils the following system requirements.
The processor should be Intel Pentium 4 with a Two GHz or higher frequency. The operating system – or OS can either be 32 bit or 64 bit. It will work on both editions with any of the spectrum internet packages. The Spectrum Security Suite applies to Windows 7. 8, and 10 equally well. Moreover, there should be around 1.2 GB of free space in your hard drive and a memory of 1 GB or more.
After ensuring all the requirements as mentioned above, the next step is downloading the Spectrum Security Suite. When you download the suite, it will uninstall or replace all the antivirus software already present in your system. It will either do this automatically – or will ask you to uninstall them manually by yourself.
Once the antivirus is uninstalled, your download will start. After that, you have to carry out the following steps:
- Firstly, sign in to the portal that appears
- Click Desktop Security that appears at the bottom of your screen
- Click Manage to proceed with the next step
- You will reach the Security Suite Management page
- Now click install or download
- Choose the Operating System
- Enter a name for your device
- Click on the download button, and a new window will appear
- Now click Run
- If any dialogue box appears, click on the Continue button
- Accept and Install to proceed with it
- Close the wizard when the installation completes, and it notifies you positively.
Essential Tips to Take into Account
Choose a device nickname that does not exceed a total of 16 characters. This can include numbers, letters, and symbols.
Restart your system if the Antibot Scanner automatically scans your system and finds any harmful files prior to Spectrum Security Suite installation. Make sure your spectrum internet packages are operational.
Installing Spectrum Security Suite on Mac
The processes of installation on Mac are a bit different from Windows – as both of them are different operating systems. However, we have it covered for you in the case of Mac or iOS as well. So, coming to the system requirement, you must ensure the presence of these features in your MacBook:
There should be an Intel processor with a macOS version 10.12 “Sierra,” macOS version 10.13 “High Sierra,” or macOS version 10.14 “Mojave” as an operating system (OS). There should be around 250 MB of free space in your hard drive with a memory of 1 GB or more. It should have a display of a minimum of 16-bit and more.
Once you have cross-checked all the features against the requirements and recommendations as provided by the Spectrum Security Suite, all you have to do is follow the steps listed below and carry out the process of Installation. Some of the installation steps are essentially the same, but we have elaborated them for your convenience and ease.
- Get yourself Signed in
- Click on the Desktop Security option at the bottom of the screen
- Click Manage to proceed with the prompt that opens at this point
- This will take you to the Spectrum Security Suite Management page
- Now click on install or download
- Choose your operating system
- Put a nickname for your device
- Click on the download button, and a new window will pop up
- Click on the “Save File” option
- Now go to the Downloads folder
- Locate the file that you have just downloaded
- Install it when you see the prompt
After the Spectrum Security Suite has been installed, it will ask you to enable “Browsing Protection.” You can choose the browser from the drop-down menu and click on the Install Now button. The same nickname rule applies to macOS as well. Your device name should not be longer than 16 characters and can include letters, numbers, underscore, dashes, and symbols in the name.
Moreover, if the Antibot is able to find any harmful files before the installation of Spectrum Security Suite, you should restart your system first.
Spectrum Security Suite is available with all the Spectrum internet packages, and there are no extra charges for it. As it is mistaken that you need professional assistance from Spectrum Customer Support Services, the article makes it clear that you can perform the installation on your own.
The installation processes for both Windows and Mac are very simple. But should you feel any difficulty during the process – feel free to contact spectrum customer support, and they will undoubtedly help you in this regard? Moreover, you can call us at 1-800-370-0251 for any assistance about different spectrum internet, TV and phone packages.