Friday, July 20, 2007

I'm Free! (antivirus for the Mac)

To protect your computer and the network, Siena requires you have up-to-date antivirus software. This includes Macintoshes.

Why antivirus for the Mac? Well, contrary to myth, they are vulnerable to viruses just like any operating system. Hackers generally don't try to create Mac viruses, but they do exist, and, as Macs become more popular, they will become more of a target. It's a good idea to have some protection.

And while there are many free antivirus solutions for Window, it's harder to find one for the Mac. We've discovered one that you can use on campus to protect your computer and also to let you register for the student network: ClamXAV. You can download ClamXAV for free and install it on your computer.

Do so before you come on to campus to make sure you can register.