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  • Removal of the Security Suite Virus This virus causes fake alert pop-ups warning the user that they have malware and need to purchase their product to remove it. It will also disable key components to ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2011, 5:41 AM by Victoria Galbreth
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    Posted Jul 25, 2011, 5:42 AM by Victoria Galbreth
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Please take these important steps to protect your computer before you arrive on campus.  Your computer must have current and updated antivirus software and system updates installed before it can connect to the Elmira College network.

Install System Updates

  • To protect your Windows computer, you should set your computer to automatically install Microsoft Windows Updates.
  • To protect your Macintosh computer, use the build-in Software Update program, which automatically checks weekly for updates.

Install Antivirus Software and Keep it Updated

Remove Spyware from your Personal Computer

Avoid File Sharing Software that Enable Illegal Music and Movie Swapping

  • Illegally downloading copyrighted files to your hard drive is a personal risk to you and is also a primary source of malware.  If you use software (e.g. Audiogalaxy, Morpheus, Kazaa, and Limewire) for this purpose, you are in danger of violating federal copyright law and could be subjected to law suits and large fines.
  • Engaging in file sharing on campus also violates Elmira College Policy.
  • Elmira College encourages you to use iTunes, which allows for legal downloading and music streaming.