Viruses and Microsoft Security Essentials


“Microsoft Security Essentials” is Virus Protection software.  It is on all DOPM computers.  
Incidentally, it is free for personal use to UAB folks: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

(Forefront is the previous Virus Protection software, but it is no longer used.)

Sometimes things just happen, but here are some tips to help you avoid viruses and other problems

  • Look at incoming emails with a skeptical eye.  
  • Install updates if that is an option.
  • Never, ever, ever under any circumstances tell anyone (including the I.T. Dept) your password.
  • Don’t use DOPM computers (State Property) to go to any questionable website.  Some websites that have been known to spread viruses, that you should consider avoiding are:
    • Facebook  
    • YouTube
    • Newsites -- even reputable ones
    • Foreign sites
    • Weather websites