- Safety and Security
- Network and Phone
- Mobile Devices
Before You Arrive On Campus
ALERT - Dangerous computer malware
CryptoLocker is dangerous, malicious computer software that encrypts your data files (word, powerpoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.). The nefarious individuals then hold your data for ransom and try to extort money from you.
Learn more about this risk and how to protect yourself here - http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/safety-and-security/computer-viruses-fraud/computer-viruses/cryptolocker-dangerous-ransomware
Here are a few tips that will make the ResNet connection process much easier and help protect your computer from viruses & spyware.
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 Symantec Endpoint Protection software (plus free updates) to all students. Once you arrive, you can download and install the software from our website.
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.