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Anti-Virus Policy
Effective Date
February 1st, 2011

With the increased reliance on internet connectivity, anti-virus software is necessary to protect a computer against viruses, worms and other types of malicious code.

This IT Policy, and any other policy referenced herein, shall apply to all members of the University community including, but not limited to, faculty, students, administrative officials, staff, and independent contractors (hereinafter the “User(s)” or “you”) who uses, accesses, or otherwise employs, locally or remotely, the University’s IT Resources, whether individually controlled, shared, stand-alone, or networked.

  • All Users (defined above) must install and maintain up-to-data- anti-virus software.
  • The University standard anti-virus software is Symantec Anti Virus (part of the Symantec Client Security product suite); this software is provided without cost to all members of the Fordham community.
  • To obtain a copy of anti-virus software, please call IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 (internal extension 3999) or e-mail
  • While Symantec Anti Virus is provided to the University community at no cost, departments or individuals who choose to use other anti-virus solutions should refer to the documentation provided with the software they have chosen and are responsible for maintaining and updating the software they have installed. All users are required to configure the anti-virus software so that the software automatically updates virus definitions daily. Regardless of anti-virus product that you install, you may not: uninstall or disable the product for any reason.

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