To protect your personal computer from viruses and other malware, you can use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, make sure your auto-update and firewall settings are properly configured, and develop a general awareness of how to keep your computer safe. IS&T helps by providing site-licensed software, instructions for choosing safe settings on your computer, and assistance with virus detection and removal.

Personal computers can be infected by viruses and spyware; once infected, your computer’s security and your own identity and financial information can easily come under attack. There are a few simple steps you can — and should — take to keep your computer safe and secure.

    Getting Started

    Follow step-by-step instructions to Safeguard Your Computer and Your Identity.