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Queen's University

A1. Antivirus and Anti-Spyware

All computers connected to the University network should have up-to-date antivirus and anti-spyware software installed and running at all times. Scans should be run weekly.


For Windows Users:

Use the ITServices Desktop Assistant (Ida) to install current antivirus software.

For Mac Users:

Visit the Macintosh Software Page for instructions on how to install current antivirus software.

Additional Information

Software viruses and spyware can allow unauthorized access to information stored on a computer. Viruses can also take control of a computer and use the computer to attempt to compromise other computers it has access to (such as a server). Spyware developers seek to harvest personal information, user IDs (e.g. NetIDs) and passwords without your consent.

Queen’s has a campus-wide license agreement for antivirus software. Every employee and student is entitled to obtain and use a copy.

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