Manually Updating McAfee VirusScan
for windows computers
All Windows computers on the Boston College network are required to have McAfee VirusScan anti-virus software installed on their computer. Learn how to install McAfee VirusScan.
VirusScan is pre-configured to automatically update your anti-virus protection every day (except Saturday) from both on & off campus. Sometimes AutoUpdate does not run automatically, such as when your computer is turned off. If you need to manually update your virus protection, do the following:
- In your system tray (bottom-right corner of your screen), right-click the VirusScan icon , then click Update Security. Note: You may need to expand the system tray by clicking the arrow to see the icon.
- When AutoUpdate finishes, click Close.
- Restart your computer.
Go to bc.edu/virus for more information about anti-virus protection.
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