Antivirus Software Update

Members of the Rutgers Community:

Rutgers is recommending new antivirus software for use on Macintosh and Windows computers owned by students, faculty, and staff. The university’s current license for Symantec antivirus software expires on June 30. This email outlines important steps you should take to secure your computer equipment with antivirus software.

Install antivirus software

For personal equipment that is not owned by Rutgers, we are recommending the use of Avira (for Macintosh) and Immunet (for Windows). Both are available for free. For details on downloading and installing this antivirus software, please visit: https://oit.rutgers.edu/av/

Please note that Rutgers has chosen Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for use on University-owned equipment. IT staff members at the university are currently working on the transition to Cisco AMP for Rutgers-owned equipment; a number of departments have already completed this transition. If you have questions about antivirus software for Rutgers equipment, please contact your department’s IT staff or the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at 848-445-HELP(4357).

Uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection before June 30

In advance of June 30, you should uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus software that was previously downloaded from the Rutgers Software Portal for use on personal equipment. After June 30, Symantec software from the Software Portal will not be updated automatically and you will likely see error messages.

For details on uninstalling Symantec, visit: https://oit.rutgers.edu/av/personal-antivirus-software/installation

Questions?

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at help@oit.rutgers.edu.

OIT Help Desk
848-445-HELP(4357)



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