Computer Security Recommendations

1. Don't Use the Internet Without an Antivirus. (Macs Included)

Suggestions for Free Antivirus

Pick and install one of the following
(it is recommended not to install more than one antivirus program):

  1. Avast
  2. Sophos
  3. AVG

2. Have all the Latest Updates for Your Computer's Operating System.

Windows 8 & 10

  1. From the Start Screen
  2. Click the Windows button + “S”
  3. Search for “Windows Updates”
  4. Go to “Windows Updates”
  5. Click Check for Updates by clicking “Check Now”
  6. Click View Details
  7. Click “Select All Important and Critical Updates”
  8. Click Install
  9. Repeat process starting from step 4 until you see a green check mark until it no longer displays important or critical updates

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click All Programs
  3. Click Windows Update
  4. Click Check for Updates
  5. Select Updates to be Installed (only important & critical)
  6. Click on Install Updates
  7. Repeat process starting from step 4 until you see a green check mark until it no longer displays important or critical updates

Mac

  1. Click on the Apple logo located at the top left of the desktop
  2. Click Software Updates

Other Information and Recommendations

Daemen Username and Password

Do you need to look up your Daemen College Username and Password?

Student Password Lookup.

Daemen Password Reset Tool

Do you need to reset your Daemen College Password? First make sure you are logged in, then follow the instructions.

Password Reset Tool.

Spyware Remove and Computer Clean-up

Daemen Computer Support has more information and tips on removing spyware and cleaning up your computer.

 

If you need assistance, contact the S.M.A.R.T. Squad office at (716) 566-7865 or the Computer Support Office at (716) 566-7851.