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Protecting Against Viruses

Last Updated: January 11, 2010
Reviewed: January 11, 2010


To protect against malicious code, a department should have a strategy to safeguard computer systems with anti-virus software.


Departmental management, technical staff, and users.

Process Overview

  1. Evaluate your computer resources.
  2. Ensure all systems that are able to use anti-virus software have it installed.
  3. Develop a strategy for applying anti-virus software and virus definition updates as soon as possible when they become available. This should include a method of notification of new updates.
  4. Apply updates in a timely manner to ensure the performance and security of the university's information resource technologies.