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Antivirus software is being replaced at the University

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection to replace Symantec antivirus on University workstations

University of Jyväskylä has renewed and extended its Microsoft Campus Agreement. The current agreement includes Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection which will replace the current antivirus software by Symantec.

The Symantec agreement will end on April 1st 2012. Prior to this date Symantec Endpoint Protection must be uninstalled from the University's computer as well as student & staff personal computers.

In personal Windows computers Symantec can be replaced with for example Microsoft Security Essentials which is essentially the same as Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection.

The change will take place during February-March 2012 in computers within the University AD-network (JYUNET).

Instructions for removing Symantec Endpoint Protection and installing Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows can be found at

For more information contact:

IT-services / Service Desk
Phone: +358 14 260 3600

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