It is important that you have
anti-virus (or AV) software on your computer. Anti-virus
software is constantly updating software that scans your
computer for the latest viruses. If it finds an infected file,
it can either try to remove the virus or quarantine the file
from being used further.
If you do not have anti-virus software, the UT wireless network
may not let you connect to the internet, because your computer
is at-risk of being infected and infecting others.
Examples of anti-virus software include Norton, McAfee, and
Symantec. It is important to note that you want one, and only
one, anti-virus software on your computer. Having AV software
from different companies, or even different versions from the
same company, can cause computer problems, such as a complete
A helpful option with anti-virus software is the ability to scan
individual files. This is helpful when you receive an unexpected
attachment in your email. For example, I've received this email
with an attachment, and I am not sure if it is infected with a
virus. I can right-click on the file and choose ‘Save As’.
Now I can save it to my desktop. Then I can go to my
desktop, find the file, right-click on the file’s name and
choose ‘Scan for Viruses’. This scans the single file for
viruses. You will notice that it gives you a status.
If it had found any viruses, it would have listed them and given
you options for removing them.