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Protecting Yourself and Your Computer

Anti-Virus
Spyware
Email Security/Phishing
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Anti-Virus

Anti-Virus is very important for any computer connected to the Internet. All LCC computers are required to run anti-virus software and to update the virus signatures at least once a week. The anti-virus software used on desktops is McAfee VirusScan. In addition all incoming email to LCC email accounts is scanned for viruses by the Sophos PureMessage Spam and Virus gateway. Employees can get Mcafee VirusScan for home use by contacting the ISCD front desk, located in TLC 330.

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Mcafee VirusScan - McAfee anti-virus products safeguard your desktops and file servers with complete proactive protection, identifying and capturing the latest viruses, worms and Trojans - such as Nimda, Code Red, and SQL Slammer - before they can impact your users, systems, and vital corporate data.

Symantec/Norton AV - Stay protected with the world's most trusted antivirus software. Whether it's while you are surfing or chatting, emailing or file swapping, Norton AntiVirus™ 2006 wards off a host of Internet threats. It automatically detects and removes viruses, rids your computer of unwanted spyware, and scans email and IM attachments for threats.

Sophos - Sophos Anti-Virus Small Business Edition provides anti-virus protection for Windows and Macintosh desktops and file servers. Award-winning detection is matched by easy-to-use management and updating functionality, specially designed to make life easier for small businesses.

Information Security at Lansing Community College

Information Security
Technology Learning Center, Room 421
Phone: (517) 483-5264
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