6.3.4 Malware and Virus Detection

All Foundation purchased equipment will have Trend Micro installed on the machine.  This service should not be disabled at any time and users should ensure updates are being made to the product.  The application should be updating automatically, but if any issues arise users must send a notification to askit@uga.edu and include any error message and relevant information that may be useful in addressing problems.  More information can be found at http://wiki.eits.uga.edu/help/index.php/Security.  These general tips will help prevent most virus and security issues:

  • Keep your operating system up-to-date. The main operating systems will do this automatically but be sure to let them finish once initiated.
  • Use a secure web browser and do not lower security settings
  • Use a software firewall.
  • Use strong passwords.
  • Beware of Phishing e-mail scams. Do not click on any links if an e-mail looks suspicious.
  • Back up your data.

Last Updated on June 24, 2019