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New anti-virus software coming to all WVU campuses soon

Information Technology staff will begin rolling out a new anti-virus software product, Kaspersky, starting in mid-April. This product is licensed for three years and will replace Symantec on all WVU campuses.

The installation of Kaspersky on University-owned computers should be completed by June 30, when the current Symantec license expires. Employees will not need to take any action on their own.

Employees who work at home on their own machines and students using privately owned computers may continue to use Symantec through the end of the spring semester and until June 30. After that date, they must uninstall Symantec and may download Kaspersky.

The private-use version of Kaspersky has several benefits for both students and employees: It can be installed on as many as three devices, eventually including mobile devices. It works with Windows and Android operating systems, as well as Mac and Apple products. It is also compatible with Linux machines.

Watch for future announcements about how to download Kaspersky on Twitter @WVUITServices or at http://itnews.blogs.wvu.edu/. Contact DefendYourData@mail.wvu.edu with any questions or concerns.

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