Step 1:Uninstall old McAfee versions and other anti-virus programs
The University uses a licensed copy of McAfee VirusScan customized for employee-, student-, and University-owned computers. Some programs conflict with McAfee VirusScan. If your computer has other anti-virus software installed, you must uninstall the programs before installing McAfee VirusScan. Common anti-virus programs include—but are not limited to—the following:
Step 2:Install current McAfee VirusScan from UDeploy
These instructions will help you install McAfee VirusScan on your Windows 10, 8, and 7 computer. As part of the installation process, you'll need to restart your computer; be sure to save your work before you install VirusScan.
The UD version of VirusScan will automatically scan your computer for viruses every Wednesday at approximately noon. If your computer isn't on at that time, or if you'd like to scan more frequently, use the manual scan directions below.
Your computer will automatically check for updates to VirusScan every day at 3:00 p.m. VirusScan will also do a full monthly scan on the first Monday of the month at approximately 11 a.m.
Step 3:Manually scan computer with McAfee VirusScan
By default, the UD version of VirusScan will automatically scan your computer every Wednesday at about noon. If your computer is off at that time, or if you want to scan your computer more frequently, follow these instructions.
Any files that can be cleaned will be retained; any that cannot will be deleted. If for any reason you are unable to run a scan or if VirusScan is unable to clean or delete the virus, manually scan your computer in Safe Mode.
VirusScan will not scan encrypted files. You'll see the message File not scanned [The file is encrypted.].