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Compromised Computers


Computers connected to the Internet are easily compromised by computer viruses, Trojan Horses and Worms.

 If this happens to your computer, your network access will be terminated (switched off). In this case, you should contact your Residential consultants or Dr. Nii Nartey (x8418) lnn3@tc.columbia.edu for assistance.

Avoid being compromised by practicing safe computing. Remember to update the Virus Definition at least once a week.

Windows Update: Run the Windows update regularly (at least once a week) to prevent hackers from compromising your system. The update info is at: lnn3@tc.columbia.edu for assistance.

Avoid being compromised by practicing safe computing. Remember to update the Virus Definition at least once a week.

Windows Update: Run the Windows update regularly (at least once a week) to prevent hackers from compromising your system. The update info is at: http://www.windowsupdate.com/

Mac System Update:  You should accept the periodic prompts to update the MacOS system software.