One of the most important things you can do to protect your computer is to install antivirus software. College-owned computers are deployed with a managed version of antivirus software.
Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus software installed on college-owned faculty and staff computers regularly updates itself automatically. "Live Updates" of the software and virus definition files can be run on-demand as well.
Why would you want to run a Live Update? Occasionally, if a particularly nasty virus is making the rounds and the Symantec update server gets new virus definition files late in the game, doing a manual Live Update can help ensure that your computer has the best protection possible prior to the next periodic update.
College-owned faculty and staff computers with Symantec Endpoint Protection provide "real-time" anti-virus protection—any time a file is accessed SEP scans it for viruses before opening it. If you think your computer might have viruses that existed prior to the installation of SEP, or that you may have acquired a file containing a virus, running a system scan is a good idea. To do so…
Lafayette has a managed anti-virus solution from Symantec, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), for College-owned faculty and staff computers.