The following information and links are intended to provide resources and tools to help you keep your computer secure and operating properly. To get the most from this information begin at the top and ensure you are following the recommendations in each point.
Make sure to set automatic updates for your operating system.
- Setting up automatic updates on Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
- Setting up automatic updates on Mac OS X
Use an anti-malware program to remove spyware, adware and other non-virus malware files not covered by your antivirus package.
These include emails or text messages that appear to come from trusted sources and ask you to click a link or go to a site and log in for any type of verification.
Do not open emails or attachments, download files, or follow Web links from unknown sources.
The media available on these file-sharing sites is often provided by other users, and can transmit viruses or other malware. File sharing can be a violation of the law as well as University policy. For complete details, visit the ISU File Sharing and Copyrighted Materials policy page.