Anti-virus software can be used to identify, impede and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software using two approaches: scanning files to look for known viruses and recognizing suspicious behavior through real-time auto-protect.
Windows machines installed by DECS are configured to use the auto-updating. This is set to run once daily at 7:00 a.m. In addition, users are able to run LiveUpdate to manually update the definitions.
Below are steps for enabling Auto-update on Symantec Anti-virus. These steps should be similar for most anti-virus products. If you need assistance using your specific anti-virus scanner, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please log in with an account which has administrative access so that the update can be installed.