In September 2012, the Office of Technology replaced the McAfee anti-virus solution with a product called ESET as the standard protection software for campus computers.
You can access the ESET program by clicking on the round blue/green button in your system tray, lower right corner of your screen. If you choose to “Open ESET Endpoint Antivirus”, you’ll see a window that allows you to choose a Smart Scan or a Custom Scan.
The ESET software is set to run scans automatically on a routine basis. The only time you need to run a Smart or Custom Scan is if you suspicion that your machine is infected.
If ESET finds files that are potentially harmful to your computer, it will show you a Warning box.
If you are sure you don’t need the files that are flagged, set the “action” to “delete”, and click “finish”. That will delete the potentially harmful files.
If you are unsure if you need these files, please contact the Technology Support Center at 660-543-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
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