Effective Saturday, March 14, OSU will move to a higher level of response that continues the essential operations of the university, but seeks to reduce the frequency of interactions among students, faculty, staff and visitors throughout all university campuses, centers, facilities and operations. Our focus is on continued university operations and social distancing.
Since the introduction of the wireless network in the College of Engineering, we have already seen a significant increase in computer virus-related traffic. At times this traffic is interfering with the performance of the wireless network. In an effort to decrease the impact, we are providing this page as a means of getting information to our wireless users to make sure their machines are free from virus infection.
Any computer is susceptible to viruses, but currently most viruses are targeted at Windows machines. If your Windows computer has not been updated with the latest security patches and anti-virus software, you may be at risk of being infected, or may already be infected.
Microsoft provides an easy-to-use update service for all Windows operating versions 95 and later. From home or after connecting to our wireless network, simply go to the Windows Update application in the Start menu.
OSU provides a free copy of Symantec Anti-Virus. Install that and run it's "LiveUpdate" feature every couple of weeks to make sure you have the latest virus definitions.
More information will be provided on this page as available.