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Installing Avast Antivirus Software

Avast Business Security Antivirus provides active, centrally-managed anti-malware protection to Lehigh-owned faculty and staff PCs and Macs. On PCs, it is used in combination with a centrally-managed enterprise version of Malwarebytes that is automatically installed as part of the Windows Update process. All other anti-malware software should be removed (or deactivated, in the case of built-in Windows software that cannot be uninstalled, such as Windows Defender).

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Remove all other anti-malware products that you have installed, including Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Norton, Symantec, or McAffee products, or (for Macs) ClamAV.

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Go to software.lehigh.edu, log in, and select Avast.

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Avast installation page
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Select your operating system, confirm your status, and click "Agree and Download."

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Select the version
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Once the download is complete, run the installer.

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Run the installer
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Note that you will most likely receive warnings about antivirus protection being inactive and out-of-date. This is normal, and nothing to be concerned about. The installation sends a message to the central administrator, who will activate the software (this normally happens in a few minutes to--at most--a few hours).

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For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu