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Antivirus Software: new versions available for Windows & Mac

The latest versions of McGill-provided FREE antivirus software, Trend Micro Internet Security 10 for Windows & Antivirus for Mac 2016 are now available. If your personal computer/laptop isn’t already protected by antivirus software (or you’re using an older version), we urge you to install one of the new versions without delay! All McGill University full-time faculty, staff, and students can download and install Trend Micro antivirus software for use on their personal computers.

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Published on : 20 Aug 2015

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus is back again - don't open attachments

There is currently a virus infecting computers via email attachments.  In the latest fraud reported at McGill, the subject of the email is You have received a voice mail, and the attachment contains the virus. If you receive any emails containing .ZIP file attachments, DO NOT open them.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2014

Warning: Phishing email with password protected zip file circulating

An email is currently circulating with a password-protected .ZIP file as an attachment. A sample of this email is shown below. Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published on : 12 Nov 2013

McGill email: .zip attachments containing .exe files will be quarantined

Due to the continued threat of Cryptolocker and other similar malware infecting computers on campus, all email messages containing .zip attachments with an executable (.exe) file will be flagged as spam and quarantined by the Anti-Spam Service. Emails that are quarantined are not delivered to your Inbox.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2013

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus infecting computers

Update - Friday, Oct 11, 2013:To prevent the spread of CryptoLocker virus and other malware, McGill IT is quarantining all .ZIP attachments that contain .EXE files.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2013

Mac users: Titanium Internet Security is now available for download

IT Services is now offering a new antivirus and online threat protection software: Titanium Internet Security for Mac, available for all Mac operating systems from OS X 10.5.8 and up. This includes the latest version of Mac OS X 10.8. In addition to basic features such as protection from viruses, spyware, and malware, it can protect you from phishing scams, block / warn you about unsafe websites or links, and has customizable parental controls so you can restrict children’s Internet access.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2012