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Tips and How-To's

This is a collection of quick tips and cookbook-stype recipes dealing with popular issues relating to data security on campus.
Security and You

Following the steps in this document will keep your computer secure, your information safe, and prevent virus intrusions.

Last Updated: 03/01/2005

Worms and Viruses
Securing a Windows 2000 / XP / Vista Computer

This is a step-by-step guide showing how to configure a Windows computer so that it has the best defenses against virus and hacking attacks. Virus infected and hacked PC greatly reduce the network/Internet performance on campus. Unsecure systems affect everyone.

Last Updated: 02/07/2008

Worms and Viruses
Dealing with Infected Computers

This is a step-by-step guide showing how to remove an infection from a computer. Some infections can become quite annoying and cause your machine to be quarantined and removed from USF's network. Following these steps will, 99% of the time, remove any infection aflicting your computer.

Last Updated: 08/18/2004

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Getting Virus Signature Updates from USF

Following these instructions will help you set up your VirusScan installation to obtain updated virus signatures from USF's data repository. This is helpful when your access to the network is restricted due to quarantine. The local repository is updated daily.

Last Updated: 02/07/2008

Email Hint
Looking at 'Full Headers' From Email

Emails you receive always carry detailed information about its delivery. This information is usually hidden from view, but there are situations in which you may want to take a closer look. This document shows you how.

Last Updated: 03/03/2004

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