Ant-Virus Information

Important Announcement

This school has provided its current students, faculty, and staff with Anti-Malware and Antivirus protection software licenses for Windows OS and Mac OS. As our contract with the McAfee company had ended, licenses for school-provided antivirus programs will expire at the end of the contract period on March 31st, 2018. If you use anti-malware and anti-virus software downloaded through the school website, please be sure to uninstall these programs by March 31st, 2018. Use of these software licenses from April 1st, 2018 onward will be considered a violation of the license agreement. Violations of the agreement will be the responsibility of the individual McAfee VirusScan users, so please be careful to avoid this situation.

Current versions of Windows OS and Mac OS include Anti-malware and Anti-virus software as part of their standard installation. In the future please make use of these default programs or purchase additional anti-malware and anti-viral software on your own.

How to Uninstall
  Windows OS Mac OS
VirusScan Enterprise 8.8
(Uninstall)
Download (Bulk Deletion Tool)
Manual (PDF)
Manual (PDF)
Important Announcement (2018.10.15 Update)

Announcements differ depending on the OS, so please confirm your OS before proceeding.

Windows 10
To ensure effective antivirus protection, we recommend you use Windows Defender. Windows Defender has the same functions as McAfee VirusScan, and it is built into the Windows OS. Because of this, any future problems can also be addressed through Windows Update.
You may view/download Windows10 Installation Manual through the “APU-NET : Manuals and Application Forms” webpage.

Windows 8.1
To ensure effective antivirus protection, we recommend you use Windows Defender. Windows Defender has the same functions as McAfee VirusScan, and it is built into the Windows OS. Because of this, any future problems can also be addressed through Windows Update.

Windows 7
It is possible that older versions of McAfee VirusScan will not operate properly. To ensure effective antivirus protection, we recommend you change to Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials will need to be downloaded and installed. Please refer to the pages below for more information.
These programs have the same functions as McAfee VirusScan, and are integrated into the Windows OS. Because of this, any future problems can also be addressed through Windows Update.
After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer support for the Windows 7 OS.
Before the support period ends, Windows 7 users should upgrade their operating systems to Windows 10 or buy a new computer that has a supported OS already installed.
https://www.microsoft.com/ja-jp/download/details.aspx?id=5201

Mac OS
Antivirus Software for Mac OS is not fully integrated into the OS like Windows. Apple Corporation recommends users take the following measures to ensure antivirus protection. Please be sure to take the following steps after uninstalling McAfee VirusScan.
・Update your OS
・Only install applications from the Mac App Store
・Do not open any suspicious file attachments

The primary source of computer viruses is infecting emails originating from computers that are connected to the internet at home or elsewhere off-campus.The chances of a computer becoming infected are much higher as the controls and software to protect the computer rely on the individual.

For your own protection, and to limit the risk and inconvenience to others, we very strongly advise you to follow the instructions below.

Windows Security Measures

It is VITAL to ensure your computer is up-to-date with Security and operating system updates. Windows users can use Microsoft Windows Update, Macintosh users should use 'Apple software update'.

Top tips to prevent viruses on your computer

  1. Keep up to date with operating system updates (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/)
  2. Install anti-virus software and keep it up to date.
  3. Do not open unsolicited email attachments, even from friends.

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