New Virus scan @ IST Austria

In the coming weeks the IT department will gradually roll out a new antivirus product on all IST Windows computers. The currently used F-Secure Antivirus will be replaced by the ESET Endpoint Protection.

ESET setup will run in the background, you’ll only notice a couple of notifications from the Windows Action Center: first Antivirus software is missing and then Antivirus software out of date. This is normal: ESET will download updates after a few minutes and the notification will disappear.

Here’s what the notifications look like:

Apart from disregarding the above pop-ups there’s nothing you need to do.

A green  icon will appear in the system tray which can be double-clicked to confirm the antivirus status.


However, should your computer not receive ESET by the end of March 2017, we ask you to contact the IT Support at

By the way, for those of you using Linux and Mac computers: ESET supports these operating systems too! Even if only a few viruses target Linux and Mac right now, we still strongly suggest that you contact IT Support ( and let them help you install ESET on your computer.

Please take a brief moment to review our antivirus policy:

Should you have any questions or experience any problems, please let us know!