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Re: Anti-virus Options for Students
From: "Hahues, Sven" <shahues () FGCU EDU>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:10:17 +0000

Mr. Yoka,

The NAC solution we have allows students to use a variety of different software but it is up to them to make sure they 
know how to update it.  If we have problems with a student's computer due to the antivirus software, we usually install 
the software that we recommend.  Students who do not have any kind of AV software installed are asked to install the 
product we chose.

In regards to the time spent supporting this, it usually isn't too bad from what I can see working with our staff.  The 
worst thing is usually when the students remove their old AV software and it doesn't get completely removed, so our NAC 
solution thinks they still have outdated AV, but that is a problem pretty much regardless of what software you choose.

Hope that helps!


From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Robert 
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 11:17 PM
Subject: [SECURITY] Anti-virus Options for Students

Our institution has started having the discussion of whether or not we will allow students to use anti-virus software 
other than our corporate standard (McAfee).

Are other schools out there allowing students to use the AV programs of their choosing?  If so, what impact has it had 
on your help desk as far as support time/issues?  If not, are you allowing students to choose from a limited, 
pre-selected set of AV choices or forcing all of them to use one corporate standard AV program, enforced by a NAC 

Robert J. Yoka, CISSP
Information Security Administrator
Information Technology
York College of Pennsylvania
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