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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:

  1. In your system tray (bottom-right corner of your screen), right-click the VirusScan icon Task Bar Icon, then click Update Security. Note: You may need to expand the system tray by clicking the arrow to see the icon.
  2. When AutoUpdate finishes, click Close.
  3. Restart your computer.

Go to bc.edu/virus for more information about anti-virus protection.

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