Protect Your On-Campus Computer
Protect your data, protect your identity, and help protect the University network and critical administrative data. Here you will find tools and instructions that will help keep your UW office computer up-to-date with the latest security technologies for networked PCs. Included in this section are articles that define many computer security terms and explain why they are important to you and to the University.
Computers Are Not Toasters
Great, easy to read explanation of the need to keep your computer healthy. Kudos to Indiana University for a nice piece of text.
Personal Services Available to Home Users
Spyware & Adware removal: information and links to tools located under "Protect your PC from spyware…"
Spyware “Watches” Your Surfing Habits IT newsletter article, Fall 2003
Hotbar and Spyware information. Watch out for those cute icons that wink and smile at the bottom of emails.
Software Patches and Updates:
Keep your computer operating system and programs up to date and secure.
Practice Safe Computing IT newsletter article, Winter
Updates, secure Web connections, SSL, strong passwords
How To Install and Run Windows Automatic Updates
(if you opt out of Software Update Services or are not on the UWYO domain)
It's highly recommended to automate your updates, so the software does it for you!
- Microsoft Wiindows Update (run at your discretion)
- Microsoft Office and other Microsoft product updates
Software Update Services (SUS)
UW takes care of the critical Windows OS patches for you
Automatic Central Security Patch Management (SUS) IT newsletter article,
IT Automatically Patches and Updates Departmental Computers (SUS)
SUS Frequently Asked Questions
Critical Computer Vulnerabilities at UW
Network and Internet Security
- UW Firewall Information
Firewall Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions