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Computer Services

Removing a Virus

Files stored on University servers are intermittently scanned for viruses using antivirus software. If a file is found to contain a virus, system administrators apply the following procedures:

  1. The file and its owner are added to a list of known infections.
  2. A Computer Services system administrator attempts to disinfect the file.
  3. If the virus cannot be removed, the file is moved to an alternate location, or may be deleted.
  4. The user is notified of the virus and current condition of the infected file.