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Anti-Virus Solutions

This news item expired September 30, 2011. It may contain out-of-date information.
Microsoft Security Essentials is now available to ISU students, faculty and staff for use on their personally-owned Windows computer. The addition of Microsoft Security Essentials renders our previous arrangement with McAfee redundant. Due to this duplication of service, all users who have previously installed the McAfee product are encouraged to migrate to Security Essentials as soon as possible, as our McAfee license expires in the near future.

For additional information on Microsoft Security Essentials, including a download link and installation instructions, see: University-owned machines used by faculty and staff will be moving to Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection. Software and documentation for this is available for campus use at

IT Services technicians are currently reviewing products to meet the needs of Macintosh and Linux operating systems. Recommendations or comments regarding these systems should be sent to . For help with migrating to either Microsoft service, or if you have questions or comments, contact the Solution Center at (515) 294-4000 or .