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Computer Security and Maintenance

Why you should be concerned about Computer Security and Maintenance

  • If you become infected by a virus or worm, there is a strong possibility you could lose some or all of your data.
  • Your computer could be used for illegal activities, like storing copyrighted materials, music and movies, or hacking into other computers.
  • Worms can significantly increase network traffic on the Calvin network and negatively affect Internet speed for all users.

Computer Security and Maintenance

  1. Install an antivirus program (Calvin recommends some Free Antivirus Programs).
  2. Keep your antivirus program and definition files up to date.
  3. Install all available operating system security updates on a regular basis.
  4. Make sure your Windows Firewall is turned on.

Important information

  • If you run an antivirus scan with updated virus definition files and do not find any infections, please check for these programs that exhibit virus-like behavior:
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  • Please remove these programs if you find them on your computer.
  • If your computer is quarantined for the same virus after we re-enable your ResNet jack, you will have to bring in your computer and have it disinfected before your jack will be turned back on.
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