M-DCPS Technical Support


Antivirus Information

M-DCPS has a license for Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection antivirus. To obtain Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Antivirus on your district computer please see the technician assigned to your site. Administrative locations will need to request that the antivirus be installed through a work order with the add/move/change department.

General Recommendations and Resources

Antivirus software should be installed on all workstations and servers connected to the Districts WAN. In addition do not use your server as a workstation and do not surf the net from your server. Many security risks are associated with workstation software and Internet Explorer. Don’t put you server at risk by practicing unsafe computing.

Hoax viruses can also be a problem. Before you get excited about a virus rumor and spread the alarm check it out at the various Hoax information websites such as http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/.

Information About Virus Protection for MDCPS District Computers:
Virus protection on district computers is installed, managed and updated by the site computer technician and monitored by ITS using the Anti-Virus Console. Each computer needs both the Bigfix and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Antivirus installed in order to be protected.

Information about Virus Protection For Home Use By Employees:
To obtain instructions for installing Microsoft Esentials; the instructions must be completed in the order provided:

Click the following link to Download, install and configure Microsoft Security Essentials. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201
Click the following link to uninstall Sophos anti-virus software from your personal computer(s). http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/How-do-I-uninstall-antivirus-or-antispyware-programs
After you have completed the Sophos uninstall, you must restart your computer.

For Microsoft Security Essentials Technical Support, click. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials/support


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