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Security and Protection

Connecting to a network or the Internet increases the risk of exposing your system to viruses and unauthorized access by others.

For computers running Windows:
Scanning: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Anti-Virus: Microsoft Security Essentials

For computers running OSX (Macintosh):
Anti-Virus and Scanner: ClamXav

It is important to protect your personal computer from viruses by using Minnesota State University, Mankato’s recommended anti-virus software. This software is available at no cost to current students and faculty members running asset tagged machines.

You can also use the following tips to protect your computer:

  • Remove spyware from your computer:
  • Recognize scams and spam:
    • Beware of emails that have been forwarded multiple times
    • Avoid emails offering money for any reason. If it seems to good to be true, it is.
    • Suspected spam e-mails may be forwarded to:
    • Be wary of phishing e-mails: phishing emails are messages that attempt to obtain your personal information through deception.
    • Phishing feeds on fear.
  • Apply Operating System updates on a regular basis:


Information Security Manager
Minnesota State University, Mankato