Responsible Computing

Responsible Computing

Protect your Digital Identity

All students, staff and faculty are urged to take control by proactively ensuring that their computers are protected from security dangers such as viruses, worms, spyware, intrusions, and other system vulnerabilities.

Penn State has a web site that helps users understand how to protect their privacy and their computer: Be Safe Online

Other safe computing links:

Alerts: notices about viruses, worms, security patches, and service changes. See the sidebar on the right side of the page.

Virus Protection: Download our free Symantec antivirus software under Virus Detection/Spyware Tools.

Remote Access: Information Technology Support provides several remote access services to serve all Penn Staters, regardless of physical location.

Policies, guidelines, and laws: Individuals are expected to exercise responsible, ethical behavior when using the University's computers, information, networks or resources, and are expected to abide by University policies and local, state, and federal laws.

If you think your computer is infected with a worm, virus or spyware, please feel free to contact the Information Technology Support staff for help.