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Protect Your Devices

ResNet requires a certain level of security in order for a computer to be connected. The information below will explain in greater detail how this can be accomplished.

Microsoft provides a simple guide on how to protect your computer here.


The University of Northern Iowa no longer provides its users with an anti-virus program. While this is the case, we can suggest several excellent programs that are completely free. They can be located on our helpful links page.

Automatic Updates

For both Windows and Macintosh computers, it is important to keep the operating system updated. Several security updates happen in a given year and could be a deciding factor in whether or not computer is susceptible to a particular virus infection.

For information on the automatic updates and to view the most recent, please visit the corresponding link for your computer type.

Windows | Mac OS X