Hamilton College requires all existing and all incoming students to install Anti-Virus software on their personal computers by the end of the second week of classes each semester. Failure to do so can result in the loss of connectivity to the Hamilton College network until up-to-date Anti-virus software is installed. Anti-virus software (AVG for Windows and Sophos & avast! Free Antivirus for Macintosh) is provided free to all students. Other anti-virus products may be substituted for Hamilton supported Anti-Virus as long as they are kept current.
Student Anti-virus Installation Instructions: (updated 9/15/2015)
The ITS Help Desk at x4181 will provide full support for the above Anti-virus software.
Employee Anti-virus Installation Instructions: (updated 4/30/2013)
If you have changed your Hamilton password and use Sophos on your home computer please use the following documentation to allow Sophos to update on your computer.
Sophos User Manual
Sophos Anti-virus is free to employees for use on college-owned computers and for use on their home computers (for as long as they are employed by the college). Please be advised that this is a licensed software product. You will be asked to provide proper identification before you are allowed to obtain this software. If you prefer to have ITS assist you in installing Sophos on your office computer, please contact the ITS Help Desk at x4181.