Virus Cleanup / Windows Updates

The Campus OIT is constantly scanning the network for computers that may have been compromised or that are deficient in their patches and updates. If we are notified by OIT that a computer on our network is problematic, we will send a tech out to determine the status of the computer, install any missing patches or repair infected computers. This will be done on a recharge basis. It's important to stay current on all Windows updates, patches and virus definitions and to do make sure data is backed up.

The departments have purchased ESET NOD32 antivirus licenses for installation on University-owned computers. We recommend Microsoft Security Essentials on personal Windows computers but accept any major antivirus software to satisfy the requirement that machines on the Life Sciences network have antivirus software.

For more detailed virus information, please refer to the Resources section of our website.