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Remember the Western Digital MyCloud EX4100 NAS device that I reviewed and featured in a giveaway a few months ago? In that review I forgot to mention that one of the cool features it has is the ability to install third-party apps like Git, Joomla, phpMyAdmin, Transmission and WordPress just to mention a few.
If you own one or plan to purchase it, here’s another reason for you to like this device. Starting now, all WD MyCloud NAS device owners/users will be able to install the Anti-Virus Essentials app to help keep their device and their network safe.
Here’s the official announcement that was sent to me via email:
WD’s My Cloud NAS are now equipped with the new Anti-Virus Essentials software, providing scheduled or on-demand background scans to detect any viruses on your NAS device and help keep it safe from malicious attacks.
The WD Anti-Virus Essentials software is compatible and works with the following MyCloud NAS models:
- My Cloud Mirror
- My Cloud EX2
- My Cloud EX4
- My Cloud EX2100
- My Cloud EX4100
- My Cloud DL2100
- My Cloud DL4100
Installing an app on your WD MyCloud NAS device is fast and easy. If you haven’t tried it before and/or don’t know how, don’t worry because I’ll show you how to do it. Just follow the steps below:
HOW TO INSTALL THE ANTI-VIRUS ESSENTIALS APP
- Login to your MyCloud device dashboard.
- Click on the “Add an App” icon.
- Click “Accept“.
- Look for the Anti-Virus Essentials app and click on the small white box on the left.
- Click “Install“.
That’s it! With the WD Anti-Virus Essentials app, users will get FREE up-to-date virus protection for their MyCloud NAS devices. Users have the option to run scheduled or on-demand folder, system or full scans to protect their valuable data, documents and other files.
Anyone else own a WD MyCloud EX4100 or any WD MyCloud NAS device? Have you tried installing the WD Anti-Virus Essentials app? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.