LSU Network: Get Secure

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General Information

In an effort to enhance security, we recommend the following options for all students living Residential Halls, Student Apartments, or who use personal laptops that use Microsoft Windows in order to better secure their PCs:

Make sure Windows Firewall is Enabled

NOTE: Every virus is different and there are no tools that can fix every problem. It is highly recommended to use at least one program from each of the sections below (totaling at least 3 different programs) and to schedule them to run every week, which can be found in each program's options. It is recommended that you do not run more than one program at a time, as this causes conflicts- simply schedule each program to run on a separate day.


Anti-Virus

You can take advantage of Symantec Endpoint Protection. Read more: Symantec Endpoint Protection: SEP Overview 

Symantec Endpoint Protection combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention to deliver unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops and servers. It seamlessly integrates essential security technologies in a single agent and management console, increasing protection and helping lower total cost of ownership.


Anti-Spyware

Use Spybot Search and Destroy to scan your PC for harmful spyware, available for FREE on TigerWare here.  Read more: Spybot: LSU Overview

Spybot scans your computer's memory, registry and hard drives for known spyware components and removes them. It is lightweight and one of the oldest spyware removers, and is especially ideal for older computers who may not be able to handle the large software of modern spyware removal programs. Even though it may be older, it continuously updates its virus lists just as much as other anti-spyware programs, making it an ideal choice for any user.

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