By Mike Williams,
Network Computing Services, Desktop Support,
Antivirus Coordinator, Symantec Ghost Support
UNT is now offering free antivirus software for all its
faculty, staff, and students to use on their home computers. Good deal?
No, it's Great! By installing McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise 7 on your
home PC, you can have the security of knowing that you have taken an
important step to protect yourself from malicious viral attacks that
plague the internet.
You can download
the software for free at
http://ncs.unt.edu/virus/dist.html Remember to have your EUID
and password handy: If you're not sure about your EUID or password there
are links on the download page to help you. The file is 20 MB in size,
so it'll take a few hours to download over a 56k modem. If you have high
speed Internet access the download will go quickly. Either way, it
is well worth it. Alternatively, you can purchase the McAfee
Enterprise 7 CD at the UNT Student Union Bookstore (book and software
section across the hall) for only $3.00.
In order to
install the free McAfee Enterprise 7 antivirus software, you must be
running one of the following operating systems: Windows NT4 with service
pack 6a, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP or Windows 2003
server. McAfee Enterprise 7 will not run on computers
running Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME.
If you have Windows 95/98/ME you can purchase the McAfee 7 Home version
from any company that sells antivirus software or from McAfee's
Enterprise 7 Features
Console. The Console is the control point that allows you to
create, configure, and run VirusScan Enterprise tasks. A task can
anything from running a scan operation on a set of drives at a specific
time or interval, to running an update operation. You can also enable or
disable the on-access scanner from the Console.
scanner. This feature gives you continuous anti-virus protection
from viruses that arrive on floppy disks, from your network, or from
various sources on the Internet. The on-access scanner starts when you
start your computer, and stays in memory until you shut down. A flexible
set of property pages lets you tell the scanner which parts of your
to examine, what to look for, which parts to leave alone, and how to
respond to any infected files it finds. In addition, the scanner can
you when it finds a virus, and can generate reports that summarize each
scanner. This feature allows you to scan your Microsoft Outlook
messages, attachments, or public folders to which you have access,
on the computer. If Outlook is running, E-mail is scanned on-delivery.
can also perform an on-demand E-mail scan at any time. This allows you
find potential infections before they make their way to your desktop.
Any way you look
at it $3.00 for a CD or a free download is a deal that can't be beat. So
get your software today and protect your valuable data from viruses,
worms and trojan programs.
If you have any
questions contact the CITC Helpdesk at (940)565-2324 or
E-mail the Helpdesk at