Virus Prevention

Please take the following steps to help ensure your computer system is up-to-date and protected against viruses and other malicious programs.

Keep your Software Updated

Both Windows and Mac OS have built-in system update software.

  • Windows: Go to the Start Menu and select All Programs > Windows Update or search for Windows Update.
  • Mac OS: Go to the Apple menu, and choose Software Update.

Install a Virus Scanner

All computers should have antivirus software installed.  Antivirus software is required to use our campus network.

We recommend the following free antivirus/anti-malware applications that score well against their competitors.

Before installing an antivirus program, be sure to remove any existing programs to avoid computer slowdowns or other issues!