All computers connected to the Mercer network are required to have antivirus software installed. This protects both computers and the Mercer network from harmful cyberattacks. Mercer-owned computers are equipped with antivirus software by Mercer IT when they are first purchased and configured for an employee and/or departmental use. Regular updates and scans are scheduled to ensure the protection is up to date. To run a manual scan, select your product below for instructions.
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Cisco Secure Endpoint is currently used on all employee Windows and Virtual Desktop/Thin Client systems. These systems are configured to be scanned weekly. However, you can start a manual scan by following the steps below.
- Launch Cisco Secure Endpoint Client by clicking the icon located in the system tray.
- Select the Start button.
Windows Virus & Threat Protection, powered by Windows Defender, is currently used on the libraries' general use virtual desktops/thin clients, labs, and teaching stations. These systems are configured to be scanned weekly. However, you can start a manual quick scan by following the steps below.
- Launch Windows Security by double-clicking the icon located in the system tray.
- Select the Virus & threat protection tile.
- Then the Quick Scan button.
For more information about virus protection at Mercer, contact the IT Help Desk.