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Mac Users:
Change to Virex October 15

On October 15, Virex will officially replace Disinfectant as the recommended antiviral software for the Macintosh. Datawatch's Virex 5.8, now site licensed at Penn, offers all of the functionality of Disinfectant and much moreincluding protection against macro viruses.

ISC recommends that Macintosh users remove Disinfectant and install Virex 5.8 immediately. Virex is distributed as follows:

  • Computing Resource Center (CRC) at 3732 Locust Walk from 9 AM - 4: 30 PM.
  • Secure FTP (PennNet ID and password required) from ftp.upenn.edu (/pub/mac/ virex/)
  • Penn AppleShare file server (AppleTalk Zone: UPenn-ISC-DCCS; file server: PENN_SW; Name: penn; Password: penn; volume: Mac)
  • Installation instructions are available from the CRC and from Penn's Virex product page. For additional information about antiviral software, check Penn's virus website or contact your primary support provider.


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