Virus Definition Updates

New viruses appear often. To ensure ongoing protection, set your anti-virus program to perform frequent automatic updates.

McAfee VirusScan Definition Updates


Run VirusScan Console from the Start, Programs, McAfee menu.

Double-click on AutoUpdate to bring up the AutoUpdate Properties window.

  • If you want to update your virus definitions now, click on the Update Now button.

  • To make sure you are scheduled for regular daily updates, click on the the Schedule button and then on the Schedule tab. Change the setting to a time when your computer is likely to be on and connected to the Internet. Click OK.

manually download the definition updates
This link is for the enterprise version of McAfee, which is the version distributed by BU. If you want
updates for the home version, you must instead go to McAfee’shome user website

McAfee VirusScan for Mac Definition Updates

Start VirusScan. You may be prompted to update automatically. If not, you may update by clicking
on the eUpdate icon. If you have any update problems, please see our McAfee help page.

Norton AntiVirus Definition Updates

use the built-in LiveUpdate feature. Start->Programs->Norton AntiVirus->LiveUpdate
manually download the definition updates.