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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 (PDF) (BC sign-in required) [Note: To view Adobe Reader® (PDF) formatted files, download the free Adobe Reader.]


Step 2: Uninstall McAfee VirusScan & ePO 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 VirusScan Enterprise

Use Microsoft's instructions to remove "McAfee VirusScan Enterprise" software using: Windows 10 | Windows 7

Uninstalling McAfee ePO

If you do not uninstall ePO, you will not be able to change the virus settings on your computer.

  1. Login to your computer as an Administrator.
  2. Download the McAfee ePO removal software (ePOUninstaller.exe) to your desktop.
  3. Double-click the ePOUninstaller.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 ePOUninstaller.exe file from your desktop.  


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 the BC McAfee anti-virus software. You can contact McAfee directly to get a new subscription at: