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Virus Protection at Hamilton College

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. 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 6/3/2020)

Malwarebytes is a good alternative if you want to run a scan and verify the health of your laptop.

The LITS Help Desk at x4181 will provide full support for the above Anti-virus software. 

Employee Anti-virus Installation Instructions: (updated 6/3/2020)

Due to security issues, Hamilton College is not offering the enterprise version of Sophos for installation on personal machines. Employees should take advantage of the many free antivirus options that are currently available such as:


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Last updated: June 3, 2020

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