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Wilfrid Laurier University Information and Communication Technologies
August 1, 2014
 
 
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Anti-Virus and Firewall Information



Anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including computer viruses, worms, and trojan horses. Such programs may also prevent and remove adware, spyware, and other forms of malware.

Laurier community members have responsibility to stop and prevent malware spreading among computers.

Laurier provides Anti-virus software to Laurier owned computers. Similar products can be found in Laurier Bookstore for computers that belongs to individuals.

A firewall is a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications. It is a device or set of devices which is configured to permit or deny computer applications based upon a set of rules and other criteria.

Windows users click here to get more detail information of how to set up Windows Firewall.