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couple of notifications from the Windows Action Center: first Antivirus software is missing and then Antivirus software out of date.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 it@ist.ac.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 (it@ist.ac.at) and let them help you install ESET on your computer.

Please take a brief moment to review our antivirus policy: https://intranet.ist.ac.at/istwiki/index.php/Anti-virus_Policy

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