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.
- Windows Users: Avast!
- Mac Users: Sophos Anti-Virus
Before installing an antivirus program, be sure to remove any existing programs to avoid computer slowdowns or other issues!