5 steps for securing your computer

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  • Last updated January 26, 2016

This guide provides five quick steps for securing your computer.

Secure Your Computer

Follow these five easy steps to stay secure on campus:

Use our free campus antivirus software (Symantec Endpoint Protection) to protect against and remove existing viruses and malware

Set up your computer for automatic software updates.

Use WiscVPN for secure surfing on open networks. Log in with your UW NetID.

Use strong passwords and never share them.

Don’t click on unsolicited links or attachments in emails, or disclose identity information (SSN, birthdate, etc.) online, including social networking sites.