Antivirus Instructions

Students

– You may use an Anti-Virus of your choice, or download one of the two free solutions that work with our network registration system: Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Windows) | Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition (Mac OS)

Faculty & Staff

SUNY Oneonta will no longer be offering Sophos Antivirus for home use.

  • SUNY Oneonta faculty and staff currently using Sophos Antivirus at home will be able to continue to download Sophos virus definition updates until June 9, 2015.
  • Faculty and staff using Sophos Antivirus for home use are encouraged to uninstall Sophos and install a new antivirus solution as soon as possible.

*It is very important to uninstall Sophos before installing another antivirus solution.

There are several free alternative antivirus solutions including Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows 7), Microsoft Windows Defender (Windows 8), and Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition (OS X), among others. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may also provide a free solution that you can use.

For assistance uninstalling Sophos or installing another antivirus solution, please call the SUNY Oneonta IT Service Desk at 436-4567.

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