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UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [AntiVirus Software]

UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [AntiVirus Software]

Question: Do you have anti-virus software that I can download and use free of charge?
Author: Joseph Tam
Date: June 27, 2005

Yes. UBC ITServices has purchased a software license for the Sophos AntiVirus software. All students, staff and faculty can download a copy and use it. Versions can be found for all flavous of Windows (95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003) as well as most flavours of MacOSX (8/9/OSX/OSX 10.2 and above).

In order to download the installation kit, you first have to create a Campus Wide Login (CWL) account that verifies that you are an eligible member of the University. This can be done by going to this page and following the registration instructions to create a CWL account:

Remember the account details since you can use this CWL account in the future for other University web application that uses CWL or for downloading another copy for another machine.

When you have created the CWL account, you can then go to the UBC Software Download website and go through the procedure to download your copy of the Sophos AntiVirus software. The download site is here:
Installation instruction ought to be included but another set of installation and usage instructions can be found here: