Proper protection against computer viruses is required so that you have an operational network to support your academic studies.

Protect your Computer

  1. Use Windows Update
    This will bring your operating system up to date with the latest security patches.  Learn more about how to keep your system up-to-date.
  2. Use Virus protection
    Install and activate anti-virus software to prevent infection from current and future viruses and malware.
  3. Use a Firewall
    Enable the firewall of your device. This feature is included and usually enabled with all modern operating systems.

Isolated Computers

ITS will be increasing its monitoring of the residence network to help keep your network clean. Monitoring will detect future infections of computers connected to ResNet and will isolate these computers from the network until they can be disinfected and properly protected.

Note that ITS isolates a limited number of infected computers each day. As a result, if you have not followed the cleanup recommendations, your computer could be infected and not yet isolated. It is recommended you clean up your computer now rather than having it isolated later at an inconvenient time. Note that all computers are granted Internet access on weekends.


Further support is available from the ITS Service Desk.