How to enable a firewall on Windows and Mac OS X?
Description: To protect the campus network from the spread of viruses and malware, we require all computers to have a firewall installed, enabled and configured to block malicious traffic. A firewall provides a layer of protection between your computer and the internet. It serves as a barrier and can help defend against someone attempting to access […]
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Update Your Software Regularly
Description: As a best practice the University recommends that you keep your software up to date on a regular basis.  This software includes, Operating Systems, Web Browsers, and Web applications/ web browser plug-ins.  Leaving these unattended can leave them open to attacks and breach in sensitive information. How to update you operating system: Windows Turn on […]
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VPN Installation
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Identity Finder Search on Windows
Description:  Starting a Search  What will Identity Finder scan and how long will it take? Identity Finder will search your computer for any occurrences of Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and passport numbers. It will only search local hard drives (C:, D:, etc.) and external USB drives. It will not search remote drives connected to […]
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End of support for Windows XP and Office 2003.
Description: On April 8, 2014, Microsoft Corporation will discontinue all support for the Windows XP operating system, including all security updates, hot fixes, and support services as detailed at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx.  If you use Windows XP on UNC’s network after April 8th, 2014, you are placing yourself and the University at risk. The University’s Network Acceptable Use […]
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Tech on Demand
Description: This PDF linked describes IT resources at UNC-Chapel Hill that are free for students to use.  This information was originally composed by Student Government as a service for students by students. Tech on Demand
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Microsoft IT Academy
Description:  What is Microsoft IT Academy? IT Academy is an e-learning tool by Microsoft providing instruction on a wide range of Microsoft technologies. This service is available free of charge to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students. How do I get started with Microsoft IT Academy? The main IT Academy page for UNC can be found […]
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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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Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Client Overview
Description: The 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, below is an overview of the clients for Windows and Mac.  The University recommends Microsoft Security Essentials for personal Windows based computers please visit Installing Microsoft Security Essentials for more information. […]
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