Category Archives: Software

Update antivirus software before June 30

Rutgers is recommending new antivirus software for use on Macintosh and Windows computers owned by students, faculty, and staff. The university’s current license for Symantec antivirus software expires on June 30.

You should take the following steps to secure your computer equipment with antivirus software.

Install antivirus software

For personal equipment that is not owned by Rutgers, we are recommending the use of Avira (for Macintosh) and Immunet (for Windows). Both are available for free. Learn more about downloading and installing this antivirus software.

Please note that Rutgers has chosen Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for use on University-owned equipment. IT staff members at the university are currently working on the transition to Cisco AMP for Rutgers-owned equipment; a number of departments have already completed this transition. If you have questions about antivirus software for Rutgers equipment, please contact your department’s IT staff or the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at 848-445-HELP(4357).

Uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection before June 30

In advance of June 30, you should uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus software that was previously downloaded from the Rutgers Software Portal for use on personal equipment. After June 30, Symantec software from the Software Portal will not be updated automatically and you will likely see error messages.

Learn about uninstalling Symantec.

Questions?

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at help@oit.rutgers.edu.

OIT Help Desk
848-445-HELP(4357)

Mac and iOS updates patch Wi-Fi vulnerability

The latest updates to the operating systems for Macintosh computers, iPhones, and iPads include patches for a serious vulnerability in the wireless encryption standards used for Wi-Fi networks.

All users should install these updates: macOS 10.13.1 and iOS 11.1. If you have automatic updates enabled on your computer and mobile devices, the updates may already be installed.

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Free Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff

All current faculty and staff at Rutgers have the ability to download Microsoft Office through their Rutgers Connect license and install Microsoft Office on five computers, five tablets, and five phones. You may use this software on personal devices. Please consult with your departmental IT support before installing it on Rutgers-owned devices, as your department may have its own policies. Learn more.

Matlab now available free to students

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce that students can now download, install, and use Matlab on on their personally owned computers.  The software can be accessed on the Rutgers University Software Portal

Please note that students can also access Matlab in the campus computing labs or via apps.rutgers.edu.