Secure Computing

Faculty: Why does my session time out?

Your session will time out for security reasons-- if you walk away from your workstation or forget to logout, your work station will be automatically locked after 15 minutes of inactivity.

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How secure is my wireless connection?

You should be aware that all wireless networks are inherently less secure than their wired counterparts. We recommend that you protect your sensitive information on this or any network by using software capable...

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What precautions should I take when signing into my email on a public computer?

You can access your mailbox from any computer that has a web browser and an internet connection. Internet caf├ęs, libraries, and public access terminals such as Internet kiosks offer internet access to patrons. ...

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Does Western provide any anti-virus tools?

Free At-Home Antivirus Software from WCSU is no longer available. As of 8/20/2013, the personal use license agreement with McAfee is no longer available. Why are we no longer licensing antivirus for students a...

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What are some helpful anti-virus resources?

AntiVirus Tools & Resources Free AntiVirus products Avast Windows Mac AVG Windows Avira Windows Mac ClamAV Windows ClamXav Mac Microsoft Security Essentials Windows Panda ...

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My personal computer has been infected by a virus. What should I do?

If you suspect that your computer may have been infected with a virus, follow the guidelines below: Do as little as possible on that machine, because every click could spread the infected program Run a c...

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How can I tell If my computer has been infected by a virus?

The best way to tell if your system is infected is to use an anti-virus program loaded with up-to-date virus definitions. Also, take notice and pay attention to odd or unreliable behavior with your computer. Th...

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How do I prevent from getting a virus?

Your first and most important line of defense is an anti-virus program. An anti-virus program can check your entire computer for viruses and clean the programs or files that are infected. If it unable to clean ...

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How might you accidentally enable a virus to infect a computer?

A virus's main function is to spread itself from computer to computer and cause potential damage to information and system. Virus can spread and infect in several different ways that include: Opening an in...

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Why worry about viruses?

Different viruses will affect your computer in different ways. The symptoms are specific to the virus. Viruses are capable of: deleting files preventing you from rebooting your computer ...

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