Allegheny College Antivirus Software Requirement
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Read this page before proceeding.
If you just registered your computer you will not have complete network access for 5 minutes. However, you can access the Trendmicro antivirus installation page. Please read this entire page for additional information.
All students must have the Allegheny Trend Micro OfficeScan antivirus software installed on their computer in
order to use the Allegheny network. The Trend Micro OfficeScan antivirus software is provided free by Allegheny College. (This only applies to computers running the Windows operating systems. Allegheny does not provide antivirus software for Mac, Linux, or other non-Windows operating systems. Users may provide their own antivirus software for these operating systems if desired.
If you already have the Allegheny Trendmicro antivirus software installed there is no need to re-install it unless you experience a problem with its operation.
Note - Pcillin users, this is the personal home version of Trendmicro antivirus software and must be removed. The Allegheny Trendmicro Officescan antivirus software must be installed.
All student and colleged owned computers must have the Trendmicro av software installed. Other personal owned computers, ie; guest accounts, alumni accounts, and employee owned computers should have their own antivirus software installed.
If a student computer is detected as infected with a virus, Computing
Services will disconnect this computer from the network in order to maintain network integrity. It will not be reconnected to the network until the computer is "cleaned" of all viruses. The student may also receive a one week network
If a second offence occurs and another cleaning is required, the computer will not be reconnected
to the network for a period of two weeks after it is cleaned.
If a third offense occurs, the computer will not be reconnected to the network for the remainder of
the current semester.
If you are a student user and currently have antivirus software installed on your computer you should uninstall the current antivirus software before installing Trend Micro OfficeScan from Allegheny College. You can do this by following the outlined procedure below.
How to uninstall your own antivirus software
- First, save this page to your Favorites or Bookmark in your web browser (in case you need to
restart your computer after uninstalling your product).
- Next, click on Start => Settings => Control Panel =>
- Look through the list for your antivirus software, select it, then click on the
- After the uninstall process completes you will need to restart your computer. Please restart
your computer before continuing.
- Next, open this page from your Favorites or Bookmarks or browse to
http:///webpub.allegheny.edu/dept/computing/avsoftware.php and click on the Continue button
to go to the Trend Micro OfficeScan installation page.
- Follow the on screen prompts. Be sure to click on Yes to accept any Trend Micro Security
Warnings if they appear.
, save this page to your Desktop or Favorites (explained above). Restart your computer, and then browse back to this page and click Continue.
There is also a link to the Trend Micro av download located on the help desk web site - http://sites.allegheny.edu/computingservices/