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Update your antivirus software by installing McAfee VirusScan

The University has negotiated a campus-wide site license for McAfee VirusScan to replace Symantec AntiVirus on all faculty, staff and student computers.

You can download and install McAfee from on your own. This new software will provide the University community a pro-active means of battling computer viruses and is free to all faculty, staff, and students. The full transition to McAfee is expected to take a few months; support for Symantec AntiVirus will continue through June 2009 and then be discontinued.

If you have a Macintosh computer, see: for up-to-date information regarding OS X and McAfee. Even though at this time you should hold off on installing McAfee on OS X, if your computer is dual-boot and running Windows, then McAfee software should be installed on that operating system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 8-4357(HELP) or e-mail