All computers connected to the University network should have up-to-date antivirus and anti-spyware software installed and running at all times. Scans should be run weekly.
Use the ITServices Desktop Assistant (Ida) to install current antivirus software.
Visit the Macintosh Software Page for instructions on how to install current antivirus software.
Software viruses and spyware can allow unauthorized access to information stored on a computer. Viruses can also take control of a computer and use the computer to attempt to compromise other computers it has access to (such as a server). Spyware developers seek to harvest personal information, user IDs (e.g. NetIDs) and passwords without your consent.
Queen’s has a campus-wide license agreement for antivirus software. Every employee and student is entitled to obtain and use a copy.