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Anti-Virus Software

Installing Anti-Virus Software

Problem:
It appears that there is no anti-virus software installed on your computer.

Why it is Vital:
Anti-virus software is a defensive tool that not only prevents the destruction of data by software viruses, it can thwart current attacks from already infected systems. It is often the main defense against worms, Trojans and viruses. Any PC that is connected to the NC A&T network must have antivirus software.

In cooperation with Student Affairs, the following downloads have been provided for your consideration:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Installing more than one anti-virus software on your computer at a time may cripple it. Always ensure you un-install any old anti-virus software and reboot the computer before installing another. Download Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus software to your desktop and install.

AVG Anti-virus (free version) - Installing more than one anti-virus software on your computer at a time may cripple it. Always insure you un-install any old anti-virus software and reboot the computer before installing another. Download AVG Anti-virus software to your desktop and install.

Updating Anti-virus Definitions

Problem:
It appears that your anti-virus software has not been updated within the last 20 days.

Why it is Vital:
Anti-virus software is a defensive tool that not only prevents the destruction of data by software viruses; it also thwarts current attacts from already infected systems.  If anti-virus definitions are not kept up-to-date, the anti-virus software is unable to prevent or remove newly created and future threats.  A computer with anti-virus software whose definition list has not been updated is often as much at risk as a computer with no anti-virus software at all.

Information about updating to current definitions can be found in the HELP section of the anti-virus client website or the anti-virus clients' homepage.

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