September 25, 2003
VirusScan Updates, or why am I having problems with my computer?

For Windows 2000 and Windows XP users:

If have a Windows 2000 or Windows XP machine and you are running VirusScan 4.5.1, you may find that although VirusScan is up-to-date, you’ve installed all the latest patches, and you’ve downloaded and run Stinger, you are still having problems with one or more of the following:

  • booting your computer (for example, very slow booting),
  • maintaining time on the clock in the right-hand corner of your screen,
  • slower-than-usual network connections.

You may want to replace VirusScan 4.5.1 with the enterprise version of VirusScan (VirusScan Enterprise 7.0.0).

VirusScan Enterprise 7.0.0 is included on the latest Scout CD which all field offices received in the July 13, 2003 transmittal packet (campus users can access the latest version via Scout and the network).

Instructions for installing VirusScan Enterprise 7.0.0 can be found under For Staff--Technology Items--Anti-Virus Information

Links for this post:

The latest patches: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/mt/technews/archives/000578.html
Download Stinger: http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
Instructions for installing VirusScan 7.0:
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Comp/virus/installing_virusscan.htm
For Staff Pages: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ForStaff/homepage.html
Technology Items: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Comp/
Anti-Virus Informationhttp://www.extension.iastate.edu/Comp/virus/

Important Note: If you are running a version of VirusScan on Windows 2000 or Windows XP that is older than 4.5.1, you should update to VirusScan Enterprise 7.0 immediately.

Posted by dcoates at September 25, 2003 08:23 AM