No, I’m not just talking about AVG (linked to FileForum because they have a full offline installer versus Download.com’s annoying “web stub”). Mines actually has a site license for Symantec’s corporate antivirus application, which students can download and install on their own computers after entering their Mines multipass. As a side note, MathCAD can also be downloaded via the Mines download center.

One thing to note is that Symantec’s corporate product is not the consumer-grade Norton Antivirus. As such, the system doesn’t get in the way or hog resources like PC manufacturers’ two favorite crapwares (Norton and McAFee). If it did, Mines’s offering the product would be a non-event and I’d simply recommend that everyone grab a copy of AVG for their computer(s). But this is actually better.

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  1. For how long can we get it? If it’s a one year license, or even for the duration of attendance, it’s far less appealing to me to do the work of uninstalling AVG, downloading, and installing than if it were a full blown lifetime product, with updates and all….

  2. The license, as stated on the site, is for the duration of your stay at Mines. If it’s not worth spending ten minutes to switch AV programs AVG is just fine, but Symantec Corporate is a nice solution.

  3. Согласен, очень хорошая информация…

    As a side note, MathCAD can also […….

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