As of Feb. 21, 2020, IT Services no longer provides Symantec anti-virus for student, faculty and staff home use. To protect your personal computer from malware and other threats, IT Services recommends using the security software built-in to your computer's operating system.

What are viruses?

Computer viruses are programs designed to maliciously change the way your computer operates. Once active, viruses may cause a variety of problems, including:

How do they spread?

Viruses are often contracted from:

Please note there are several virus hoaxes, often publicized by well-meaning users via e-mail.

How can I protect my computer?

See Anti-virus Tips.

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