IT Security & Viruses

How to avoid spam?

Spam is unsolicited commercial email, the electronic equivalent of the junk mail that comes through letterbox. Chances are that you have had emails offering you drugs without a prescription or loans, or get-rich-quick schemes – sometimes cleverly disguised to look like personal email. All they do is clutter your inboxes and distract you from more important messages. More

Installing Anti-spyware Spybot

By simply visiting a Web site, or installing shareware, you maybe installing other software, cookies or applications that are able to monitor and log Internet activity. This category of software is generally referred to as spyware. More

Installing Windows Updates

ITS has implemented a system of deploying Windows update services locally from an Intranet server. It is essential that your operating system is kept current with the latest security patches. More

Running critical Windows security patches

The latest worms that have been out in the wild have been targeting unpatched Windows systems exploiting vulnerabilities in Windows 7/8/8.1/10 operating systems. As a result it generates massive network traffic which slows down the campus network thus making some resources inaccessible. More

Scanning your PC for virus

The instructions below apply to PCs that are using Windows 7/8/8.1/10 operating system. More

Updating Virus Scan Definitions

The instructions below demonstrate how to go about updating the virus scan definition on PC’s running Windows 7/8/8.1/10. More

Virus Scan version

Virus or worm is a computer program that can spread across computers and networks by making copies of itself, usually without the user’s knowledge. Viruses can have harmful effects. These can range from displaying irritating messages to stealing data or giving other users control over your computer. More

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