Automated uninstallation of unused software on McGill-managed machines

Published: 13 February 2023

As part of McGill’s ongoing efforts to keep our systems secure, McGill IT Services will begin on February 15, 2023, automatically uninstalling unused and outdated software that may contain security vulnerabilities from ICS-managed desktop and laptop Windows computers. 

How does this affect you? 

The removal process for unsupported and vulnerable software (i.e., outdated versions of Java and  Adobe Acrobat) will be performed in small batches and will include software that has not been used in 90 days or more. This process should be imperceptible to you.   

If you later require the use of software, the Software Center will have these applications available for reinstallation.    


If you have any further questions or concerns related to this communication, we invite you to contact the IT Service Desk  or by live chat (login required) via the IT Support site

We thank you for your attention and cooperation in helping to keep McGill and the community safe and secure. 

IT Services 


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