January 28, 2004
Update Now--VirusScan Enterprise 7

If you are running any version of VirusScan other than Enterprise 7, you need to update now.

IMPORTANT NOTE: VirusScan Enterprise 7 will not run on Windows 98 machines. If you are still running Windows 98, you need to update to Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

Instructions for installing VirusScan Enterprise 7 are available online. Alternately, you can find them by going to For Staff-- Technology Items--Anti-Virus Information.

VirusScan Enterprise 7.0.0 was provided to field offices on the Scout CD that was sent in the July 13, 2003 transmittal package. You can also install VirusScan Enterprise 7 by using Scout over the network, but in most county offices this download will take a half hour to an hour to complete.

When you install VirusScan Enterprise 7, it will set up a schedule for automatically updating your virus definitions. VirusScan 7 will scan incoming messages and scan files when accessed. It will generally not do a regular scan of your entire hard drive (since it's scanning files as they arrive and as they're accessed). However, you can scan your hard drive at any time by right-clicking on the VShield icon in the lower right-hand corner of your computer screen and selecting 'On-Demand Scan.'

You can also update your virus definitions at any time (in between scheduled updates) by right-clicking on the VShield icon and selecting 'Update now' from the menu.

If you don't know what version of VirusScan you currently have, you can right-click on the VShield icon and select 'About VirusScan' or 'About VirusScan Enterprise'. You should have VirusScan Enterprise 7.0.0 or higher.

If you are not currently running any version of VirusScan, you need to install it immediately following the online instructions and, once you've installed VirusScan, you will likely want to download and run the latest version of Stinger.

Links in this post:

Instructions for installing VirusScan Enterprise 7: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Comp/virus/installing_virusscan.htm
Download Stinger: http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger
For Staff Pages: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ForStaff/homepage.html
Technology Items: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Comp/
Anti-Virus Information: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Comp/virus/

Posted by dcoates at January 28, 2004 10:16 AM