Anti-virus info

Campus Anti-Virus Information

  • The college campus' computer systems are protected by a software package called Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, which covers all of our servers and administration desktop systems. These systems are scanned on an ongoing basis using a feature called File System Real-time Protection. Anti-virus scans can also be done manually and remotely by Information Technology personnel.
  • The software also scans every piece of e-mail that flows through the college's e-mail system. Any e-mails that contain a virus will be either cleaned or the offending part of the e-mail, i.e. attachments, be put into a quarantine state. You may receive a message that you have received a virus, read this message carefully. If it says that the virus has been cleaned or quarantined, simply acknowledge the message and continue using your computer. If you receive any other type of message, please call Information Technology at ext 7851 or click the following link to fill out the Help Desk Work Order.
  • Please note that effective this summer, the College has installed a new program to ensure that student's have the current anti-virus definitions before they'll be allowed on the network.

How to protect your computer

  1. Install Norton Anti-Virus. This is a college standard and can be downloaded for free.
  2. Keep your virus protection up to date.
  3. Schedule a weekly scan of your system.
  4. If you get an attachment in e-mail that you're a little unsure of, scan it with your virus protection program BEFORE attempting to open. 
  5. Set your virus protection program to automatically update, that way you won't forget to update it yourself.
  6. Scan files for viruses BEFORE downloading. This includes Mp3's and pictures. 
  7. Use common sense when surfing the internet...ALWAYS scan a file before downloading it. 
  8. Be aware that all e-mail and attachments received/sent through the SJC server are scanned by the Norton Anti-Virus program. This does not extend beyond SJC e-mail functions. 
  9. Also be aware that no virus protection program is 100% accurate. Caution is your best protocol.