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.
You can manually update McAfee, by downloading and installing the DAT updater from bc.edu/software.
VirusScan is pre-configured to automatically update your anti-virus protection every day (except Saturday) from both on-campus and 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, follow the steps below.
- In your system tray (bottom-right corner of your screen), right-click the VirusScan icon , then click Update Now.
- When AutoUpdate finishes, click Close.
- Restart your computer.
Go to bc.edu/virus for more information on Anti-Virus protection.
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