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What is a virus?

A virus is a program that loads itself onto your computer and executes instructions that can damage your files and even delete them. Viruses can use up your computer's memory, can prevent it from booting, and will spread to other computers via diskette. Nasty cousins of viruses are worms and Trojans. Worms are viruses that spread over networks and the Internet, often by hiding within e-mail attachments or already infected network directories. They can quickly replicate by exploiting commonly used programs such as e-mail address books. Trojans infect your computer by hiding inside otherwise innocuous programs such as games, or they can arrive via e-mail. While they don't replicate as worms and viruses do, they can be just as destructive as viruses. Ransomware is the latest trend in malware that infects a computer and attempts to encrypt all files on the computer and files that computer has access to over the network.  

UNF Anti-Virus

UNF will be replacing Symantec anti-virus currently installed on UNF computers with a new product - Sophos. Sophos offers better protection of UNF computers with its robust set of advanced features. UNF computers will be migrated to the new solution during the month of September 2018. Learn more about Sophos at UNF.

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