What is the University’s recommended anti-virus software?
Description: Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) is the current recommended Antivirus/Malware application for university-owned computers.  This application allows for Managed and Non-Managed client.  For an overview of the client please visit Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Overview document.  The University recommends Microsoft Security Essentials for personal computers Windows Operating System and Microsoft System Center Endpoint […]
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Microsoft Security Essentials Client Overview
Description: The Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) client is the current recommended Antivirus/Malware application for personally-owned computers.  This application is a Non-Managed client; an overview of the client is offered below. For University-owned computers, Microsoft System Endpoint Protection is recommended. Please visit Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection for more information. General Overview The Microsoft Security Essentials has four […]
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Viruses
Description: (1) What is a Virus? A virus is a computer program that attempts to replicate itself and infect other computers. Some viruses are relatively benign, while others might slow down your computer, delete your files, send emails to everyone in your address book, or perform other malicious tasks. You can get a virus by running […]
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Computer Compromises
Description: What does “compromised” mean? “Compromised” is a nice way of saying that someone or something has maliciously broken into your computer without your knowledge or permission. It means that you can not trust the integrity of any file on your computer (including program files, image files, operating system files, etc.). You can not find out […]
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What are the symptoms of a virus?
Description: What are the symptoms of a virus? Some common symptoms that may indicate your computer system has been infected with a virus are: Unusual messages or displays on your monitor; Unusual sounds or music played at random times; Your system has less available memory than usual; A disk or volume name has changed; Programs or […]
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