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Cal State University East Bay offers Microsoft System Center Endpoint
Protection (SCEP) for use on University computers.
(Only for Windows Devices)
For personally owned computers, the university no longer
centrally supports an antivirus client, however, Microsoft
offers a free antivirus client called Microsoft Security
Essentials. For more detail, please visit:
If you are student you can visit the library; and ask for help install a device AV on your own personal use.
Anti-Virus/Malware/Endpoint protection for Mac [Macintosh operating systems]
We are using SecureAnywhere 'WebRoot' all Mac users are able to have this installed for all campus owned devices.
For all Macintosh OS Webroot will be deployed with JAMF to secure the devices. You will see a Green W Icon
Viruses, worms, Trojans, bots, rootkits, keystroke loggers… these are all maliciously written and distributed applications you don’t want running on your computer. This class of software is called malware — literally, bad software.
Virus Prevention tips:
Practice safe computing. Run antivirus software (like Microsoft’s System Center Endpoint Protection, or Microsoft Security Essentials for home users). Run periodic virus scans of external disks, your hard drive, and downloaded files. Keep your antivirus product up to date.
Treat all email attachments as potential virus threats. Never open an attachment by double-clicking it. Always save it to your hard drive and open it from within the corresponding application, such as Microsoft Word for .doc/.docx files.
If you’re not expecting an attachment, call or reply to the sender before opening it to make sure they intended to send it to you and know what it is. Delete any attachment you cannot verify with the sender. Many viruses can mail themselves using a person’s email address book.
If you have any doubts at all, delete the mail message and ask the sender to give you the attachment on disk or via the Web.
Back up regularly. Even the rules above cannot keep you completely safe. When a new virus appears it can take a day or more for antivirus manufacturers to respond to the threat and make a fix available.
Cal State University East Bay offers Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for use on University Computers.
For University Owned Computers: Microsoft’s SCEP is supported on domain-joined computers with the appropriate Client Access License (in the Enterprise or Core CAL bundle). Installation of this product is managed by departmental domain administrators. For individual CALs, please contact ServiceDesk.
For Personally Owned Computers: CSUEB does not centrally support an antivirus client for faculty, staff or students to use on personal devices. Microsoft’s free version for Windows Vista and 7 is called Microsoft Security Essentials; Windows 8 and 10 have a built-in antivirus component called Defender. For Mac OS, there are good-quality free products such as ClamAV and Sophos.
Questions & Support:
If you have problems, questions, or concerns regarding any of these procedures, please contact the Help Desk