ITS Security Spotlight: Personal Computer Safety Tips

September 8, 2015 at 10:03 am

The ITS Help Desk is committed to helping you keep your personal computer safe from viruses and malware. Students can even bring their laptop to the help desk for a full virus scan. Everyone who has a personal computer or device should keep the following tips in mind:

  • Don’t click on suspicious links
  • Never give out your password information to anyone
  • Block pop-ups (this is built-in to most browsers)
  • Be careful shopping online. Use a credit card if possible since it is easier to recover stolen money than with a debit card
  • Make sure your anti-virus software is running and up to date.

For more information, see below:

As always, feel free to contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns at 864-503-5257 or email us at