Anti-Virus Software

Use current anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software.

Anti-virus software

  • “Used to identify and remove computer viruses, as well as many other types of harmful computer software, collectively referred to as malware” Wikipedia
  • Offers ongoing protection, daily scans, daily updates

Anti‐spyware software

  • Protects your computer from malicious spyware.
  • Spyware may monitor your online activities and collect personal information while you surf the web.
  • Periodically scans your computer for spyware.

Firewall Software

  • Firewall software and/or hardware monitors the communications between your computer and the outside world (the Internet).
  • Firewalls prevent unauthorized access to or from a private “network” (i.e., your home computer).
  • You can implement a firewall in either hardware or software form, or a combination of both.

At Home – install Internet Security Packages

  • Some commercial internet security packages include anti‐virus, anti‐software and firewall software.
  • Norton, Trend Micro, McAfee, EEye, ESET, AVG, Sophos
  • To be effective virus definitions must be updated routinely.

For more information on Sophos at TCU click here.