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General Security Information


  1. Install Antivirus software on all your systems, including Macs and smart phones.

* Note: All Olin systems distributed via the Help Desk should already have Symantec Endpoint Protection installed.

  • Our current Symantec Education bundle allows free home use licensing for all Faculty and Staff; contact the IT Help Desk for details.

* Additional Free Antivirus options:

  • Microsoft:

* Windows 8 / 10 includes MS Windows DefenderWindows 7 uses Microsoft Security Essentials:  Sophos Home:  Avast:  • Ensure that installed antivirus software checks for and updates definitions daily • Be suspicious of all unsolicited email • Configure your email client to not automatically download images – manually download them after verifying the message