Software installs & updates

Sophos Anti-Virus: issues from false virus detection

& Faculty/Staff, Notices, Security, Software installs & updates, Students.

Update 21 Sept 3:30pm: We have released a modified version of Sophos’ clean-up utility for students and home users: Sophos Fix . You do not need to run this on EMU-owned computers. Download the file and unzip it then right-click ‘Sophos Fix.cmd’ and ‘Run as Administrator’. Please send questions or comments to the Information Systems Helpdesk… Read more »

Office 2007 Install Prompt

& Faculty/Staff, Software installs & updates.

Microsoft Office 2007 has been available for some time for installation on EMU faculty/staff Windows computers via EMU Applications, but less than 40 computers have it installed. We’d like this number to be higher, as Microsoft now only offers limited support for Office 2003.

Java Update

& Faculty/Staff, Software installs & updates.

A new version of Sun’s Java runtime environment will be installed via ZENworks on all EMU faculty and staff Windows computers. This update will install a Firefox add-on. After the install, launching Firefox will notify you of the new add-on. You can close the notification. If you have trouble with a Java application or a… Read more »

Adobe Reader and Flash Player Upgrade

& Faculty/Staff, Software installs & updates.

Security vulnerabilities that are being exploited by Grumblar and other malware have been patched in the latest versions of Adobe Reader and Flash Player. Using ZENworks, we will upgrade Reader and Flash Player to the latest versions on all EMU faculty/staff computers. Because installing the latest version of Flash doesn’t remove previous vulnerable versions, Flash… Read more »

Introducing myEMU (

& Jenzabar EX, Software installs & updates.

We’re pleased to introduce myEMU ( wich replaces the EMU Portal and integrates with our new Jenzabar student information system. Using myEMU, students can see grades and business office account information. Faculty and staff can view their employee information and human resources forms. Everyone can see the latest EMU news, events, and eClassifieds postings, and… Read more »

Internet Explorer 7: Update

& Software installs & updates.

Since the IE7 update, some users across campus have had the computer “hang” shortly after logging into Novell. This issues is currently being looked into. For the time being, IE7 is NOT being pushed to computers that haven’t had the update until this issues has been resolved. To cope with the issue, when users eventually… Read more »