Information Technology

Virus Information

Virus protection is the sole responsibility of the user. Keeping virus definitions current and keeping computers free of viruses are maintenance procedures that users are responsible for themselves. All College-owned computers on campus are protected by Symantec Anti-Virus. Students, however, are responsible for their own computers.

Information Technology provides FREE Sophos Endpoint Security and Control Anti-Virus software to all current Cedar Crest students and employees. Directions and software download links are available under the IT Tab in My CedarCrest. Note: You must be logged into My CedarCrest in order to access the download.

Please Note: This software is offered as a courtesy. Installation and support of the product is not provided by Information Technology. Students are still responsible for updating their own virus definitions.

Virus removal is not covered by any manufacturer's warranties. The Department of Information Technology has no obligation to assist in virus removal, and/or recovery from any damages caused by a virus or other rogue program. Note that rogue programs are not limited to viruses only. Rogue programs include any pirated or illegal software as well as any non-standard software.

Protection Policy For Non-Cedar Crest Owned Computers

Ten Steps to Safer Computing pdf file

Virus Information and Software Sites

Sophos Lab Blog: http://www.sophos.com/blogs/sophoslabs/

Sophos experts discuss the latest security threats and attacks.