Before You Arrive On Campus

Here are a few tips that will make the ResNet connection process much easier and help protect your computer from viruses & spyware.

Install Updates

Download and install all available updates for your computer. Updating Instructions

Scan Your Computer

Scanning your computer for viruses and spyware then removing any you find can drastically improve you computer's performance. It may speed it up and will help protect your computer and you from identity theft. You can learn more about and download anti-spyware software on our Security Page. You can also find information on viruses at Microsoft's Security page.

OSU uses a malware detection service called FireEye on all wired/wireless networks. If your computer has a virus/malware infection that gets caught by the FireEye service, your access to internet on campus will be disabled until your computer is cleaned.

OSU provides instructions on how to install and utilize programs like ClamXAV and Windows Defender/Security Essentials anti-virus softwares (plus free updates) to all students. It is recommended that you download and install the software before arriving on campus.

Bring All Your Computer Documents and CDs

Gather together your computer's install/software CD's, plus all documentation and bring them with you to campus. If your computer crashes during the year, for any of a number of different reasons, you will need those CD's to repair your computer in a timely fashion.