UNH Campus Virus Protection

The University of New Hampshire practices defensive computing and is dedicated to providing the information and services needed to make your computing environment secure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Antivirus Software for Windows

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is Microsoft's enterprise antivirus solution for client computers. It is liscensed for installation and use by UNH faculty and staff.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a freely available antivirus program for Windows. UNH recommends that students install this software to secure their Windows computers against viruses and malware.

Antivirus Software for Mac OS X

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is Microsoft's enterprise antivirus solution for client computers. It is liscensed for installation and use by UNH faculty and staff.

ClamAV Logo ( a stylized virus in crosshairs over a clam )

ClamXav is a free virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the tried, tested ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end.

Download ClamXav (anti-virus)

McAfee Information

The contract between UNH IT and McAfee will expire in June 2012.  Faculty, staff, and students should replace McAfee prior to the end of June.
 
Forefront will automatically remove McAfee on its own.  Students should use the instructions linked below to manually remove McAfee before installing Microsoft Security Essentials or other antivirus products. 
 
Help removing McAfee is available in person at the Dimond Academic Commons ITSC and at Computer Repair Services. Help removing McAfee is available over the phone at the UNH IT Service Desk (603-862-4242).
 
There are instructions for removing the software available here:

After removing McAfee VirusScan please consider installing one of the Microsoft Antivirus products available here.