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What You Need to Do on Your Windows Computer

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After graduating, you should complete the following steps:

 

Step 1: If you acquired these from Boston College, transfer ownership of your Microsoft Office and Windows operating system

Upon graduation, Microsoft and Boston College transfer ownership of your Microsoft Office Suite (Mac and Windows versions) and Windows operating system to you. Please print this page and keep it in your records as proof of ownership: Student License Confirmation (BC sign-in required)

Step 2: Uninstall ePO and McAfee VirusScan from your computer

Some of the software that you installed on your computer was installed under student licensing agreements, administered by the University. Since you are no longer a student, you should now remove the following software from your computer in accordance with the respective manufacturer’s terms and conditions:

Uninstalling McAfee ePO

  1. Login to your computer as an Administrator.
  2. Download the McAfee ePO removal software (Uninstall-ePO.exe) to your desktop.
  3. Double-click the Uninstall-ePO.exe file to run it.
  4. When a "setup completed successfully" message appears, click OK.
    McAfee ePO is now removed from your computer.
  5. Delete the Uninstall-ePO.exe file from your desktop.  

Uninstalling McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

  1. Login to your computer as an Administrator.
  2. Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
  3. On the View menu, click Go To, then click Control Panel.
  4. Under Programs, click Uninstall a Program.
  5. On the list, select McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, and then click Uninstall.

Step 3: Purchase anti-virus protection

Your computer should not be left unprotected from viruses for any length of time. Be sure to get your own anti-virus software and install it as soon as you have uninstalled your BC McAfee anti-virus software. You can contact McAfee directly to get a new subscription at: www.mcafee.com/us.