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AntiVirus Protection Policy

As part of our ongoing efforts to create a safe and secure network, all computers will be required to be registerd on the campus network. As part of this process your computer will be scanned for known vulnerabilities. If your system is found to be susceptible to internet viruses and related malicious software you will be asked to install patches to your operating system and/or update your virus definition files before you can use the College network.

You will not be able to read your email or perform any other network activity until the registration/scanning process is complete.

As per the Colleges policy on responsible computing, you are responsible for the state and behavior of your personal computer. Accordingly, every member of the College community and their guests have agreed not to use the network in any way that diminishes the effectiveness of the network or interferes with the reasonable and private use of those systems by others.

Consequently, it is College policy that any computer that adversely affects the College network (both the hard wired and wireless component) or attempts to circumvent College security measures will be isolated from the network without advance notice.

It is important to note that many, if not most, virus infections are the result of Internet downloads via KaZaA, Gnutella, eDonkey, Morpheus, Limewire, Acquisition, Poisoned, and other peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing programs. Limiting your use of file sharing applications, using recommended anti-virus software, and keeping your system up to date with appropriate patches will make your computing experience less stressful and more successful.

Last Update: 12 July 2013