Protecting Your Computer

Protecting your computer from viruses and spyware is as important as taking your vehicle for an oil change. If you want everything to run well you must protect your investment. This page serves as a guide to keeping your computer protected and up-to-date. It also provides information on how to remove viruses and malware should your computer become infected.

The Essentials of Computer Protection

Many people are intimidated by computers and believe that protecting themselves from viruses is difficult. It really isn't. Following the steps outlined below will help protect your computer from attack:

Common Infections

Right now Bloomsburg University is seeing a number of serious infections. Below is a list of some of the most common ones:

Removal Instructions

Depending on how long you have been infected, you may be able to clean-up your machine by running a few different tools. Please follow the instructions below to remove malware from your machine:

1. Download MalwareBytes from our website by clicking here.

2. Install MalwareBytes on your machine.

3. Before clicking Finish to close the MalwareBtyes installer, ensure "Update MalwareBytes Anti-Malware" and Launch MalwareByes Anti-Malware are checked. Click Finish.

4. Malwarebtyes will automatically update itself. It will inform you when it is sucessfully updated, simply click OK.

5. Once MalwareBtyes opens, ensure the "Perform Full Scan" radio button is selected and click scan.

6. When prompted to select your hard drive, click the "C:\" drive.

7. Click start scan.

8. Let the scan run, once complete, if nefarious items are found click "Remove Selected".

Still Need Help?

If you still need help with your computer, please file a service ticket.