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Uninstall antivirus software trialsMany new computers come with a trial of an antivirus program. The most common trial we encounter is McAfee antivirus protection, Norton antivirus, and Norton Internet Security. We ask that all students remove these trials and install Symantec Endpoint Protection. Details on this are available below.
Uninstall any and all P2P programs.The removal of file sharing programs such as LimeWire, BitTorrent, and BearShare will reduce the possibility of judicial actions taken against you in the even of unlawful copyright violations. Visit our P2P pages for more information.
Install Symantec Endpoint Protection.We require all students to have an antivirus program when connecting to our network. If you do not have one Cal Poly provides a powerful and free antivirus software (Symantec Endpoint Protection) for all Cal Poly students and staff.
To download this, log into your MyCalPoly Portal, click the Service Request tab under the Single Click Access to... section, find the Software request button on the left, click the new button in the top toolbar, scroll to the Publisher Name field and click on the magnifying glass located to the right of the box (this will open up a new window), in the search bar at the top of the window type in, without the quotes, "Symantec" then click go, a list of records will appear under the sofware titles, click the bubble next to the appropriate software compatible with your computer, then click the import/replace button below. Be sure to read the technical notes and ensure your computer is compatible with the minimum requirements, then scroll down and click the yes bubble after you have read and agree to the Cal Poly Licensing Agreements, then click the download bubble. Click on the new tab to the right called Serial & Download Info, your screen will be redirected and the option to download your software will appear in front of you. Start your download then click finish. After it finishes downloading, install the software.
ResNet highly recommends users keep up with Windows Updates.Keeping your Windows PC up to date with the most recent security updates from Microsoft protects your computer against malicious attacks and spyware. For more information on keeping Windows up to date, click on the Support link on the left navigation menu, and select your operating system.
ResNet highly recommends Windows users install Javacool's SpywareBlaster.This software can be downloaded for free at Javacool Software's website free of charge. This program prevents harmful sites from attacking your computer.
ResNet highly recommends Windows XP users download and install Windows Defender.Defender can be obtained for free from Microsoft's website. Windows Vista users already have this software installed on their machines.
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Last Update: 16 August 2012
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