Note: Some systems may already be running a third-party firewall (ex. Zone Alarm or Norton Internet Security). Contact your departmental IT Provider for help in determining whether a firewall is already running on the system.
The following activities are among the most common ways of getting computer viruses. Minimizing the frequency of these activities will reduce your risk of getting a computer virus:
If you think you have a virus, run a virus scan with Sophos Anti-Virus. If you need assistance removing a virus from your machine, see the OIT Security Center (Virus Section), or the Student PC Shop who will remove the virus for a fee. If you have any other concerns or questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at (334) 844-4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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