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All students who use the BC network are required to use and maintain the anti-virus software supported by Boston College. Failure to comply will result in loss of network access. In addition, if a student's computer appears to be spreading a virus on the network, the computer's network access will be suspended.

If you are currently using non supported anti-virus software, such as Norton Home, you must uninstall it prior to installing the anti-virus software BC supports. For step-by-step instructions on uninstalling unsupported anti-virus software, and installing and maintaining anti-virus software, go to

All downloads on this page require you to login using your BC username and password. Do not duplicate or replicate downloaded software.

Windows Software

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

McAfee Keep your Windows computer protected from thousands of viruses with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise. Faculty and staff may download and install McAfee VirusScan on one home computer.

McAfee ePO

McAfee ePO

ePO is software that allows ITS to manage VirusScan Enterprise software for faculty and staff when their Windows computer is on the BC network or connected via VPN. ePO is required for all BC faculty and staff on the BC network using Windows.


McAfee ePO Removal Software (Anti-Virus Uninstaller)

Use this removal software to uninstall ePO (it will not uninstall VirusScan software):


Mac OS X Software

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

Boston College requires Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X (10.11-10.13) computers. Faculty and staff may install Sophos on their BC-owned Apple computers and on one home computer. You will need to uninstall any other anti-virus programs you may already have, such as Norton or McAfee, before installing Sophos.

Sophos Removal Software (Anti-Virus Uninstaller)

                         Depending on how your version of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac is managed, the process for uninstalling it varies slightly.