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Why should I use Anti-virus software?

Anti-virus protects your system from malicious code that is embedded in an attachment you download from e-mail, from a web site you visit, or sent directly to you through the network without your taking any action besides turning on your computer. Anti-virus matches file types to known definitions for viruses, and either doesn’t allow the file to be installed, sends it to a quarantine area or deletes it. This helps keep your personal information safe from hackers, keeps your machine from being turned into a “zombie”

How do I get Anti-virus software?


Students can download free anti-virus software with their Residential Networking Services (ResNet) application. This software is configured to automatically look for virus update defnitions on TCNJ’s server.


TCNJ Faculty/Staff computers include Sophos Anti-virus software. Faculty & Staff can also download a free copy of Sophos Anti-virus software for home use.

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