Virus/Spyware Suggested Practice:
Please use the following checklist to ensure your computer is ready to be connected to the internet:
Protecting your Operating System
Install the latest Windows Updates and Service Packs http://www.windowsupdate.com/
Enable Windows Auto Update
Enable Windows Firewall
Install and update Antivirus software
NOTE: To maintain optimum functionality of your computer, only one AntiVirus software package should be installed on your computer.
We recommend using Microsoft Security Essentials, which is a free antivirius software provided by Microsoft. Norton or McAffee are also a good choice.
Install a Spyware removal tool
SpyBot Search & Destroy
Other suggested practice
- Always scan a floppy disk, USB flash drive, etc. before opening any files regardless of who used it last, or who gave the disk to you.
- If you receive an e-mail from someone unfamiliar to you and it has a file attachment, do not open the attachment! If you are sure the e-mail is spam or junk, simply delete the e-mail and empty the Trash folder.
- If you download a file from the Internet, immediately scan the folder that it was downloaded to, before opening or running the file.
- If you receive a warning that your anti-virus program has found a virus, don't ignore it!
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