How Can I Protect My Computer From Viruses?

Question

How can I protect my computer from viruses?

Answer

WINDOWS COMPUTERS


On personally owned Windows Computers, BGSU suggests that you turn on Windows Security to protect your machine from incoming attacks. Please use this page for questions on Windows Security.

It is also very important to turn on and use Microsoft Firewall.  Use this page for help activating and understanding Microsoft Firewall.

Making sure your machine has the latest software updates will also help protect you from known threats.  Visit this site to search for windows updates.


MACINTOSH COMPUTERS

While there are no virus protection options from the university, it is very important to use the Mac OSX Firewall. Use this page for help activating and understanding the Mac OSX Firewall.

Making sure your machine has the latest software updates will also help protect you from known threats.  Use this guide to help you run software update.

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.

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Wed 10/7/15 11:00 AM
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