Virus Protection at Hamilton College

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Policy Note:

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 (Avira for Windows and Sophos or  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 4/10/2017)

The LITS 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 LITS assist you in installing Sophos on your office computer, please contact the LITS Help Desk at x4181.


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Last updated: April 10, 2017

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