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Virus Overview

Every day, new viruses are being created. To protect your data, you must remember that it's not a question of if disaster will happen-- it's a question of when. Viruses are among the most common causes of such disasters, which is why having anti-virus software is critical.

To help in protecting you and your data, CTS has put together some recommendations on how to back up your data and maximize the effectiveness of your anti-virus software.

All DU-owned computers have managed Windows Defender installed. This anti-virus software is managed by CTS and is automatically updated when you are on the Duquesne wired network. Anti-virus scans are scheduled to run on Thursdays at 12:00pm.

Free or trial versions of anti-virus products:

  • We recommend Windows Defender for a free Windows anti-virus/anti-spyware solution
  • For virus removal we recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Windows or Mac.

Technical Support

If you require assistance performing the above procedures, you can contact the Duquesne University Computer Store or another vendor to perform these actions for a fee. The Computer Store is located on the 2nd  floor of the Union. They can be reached by phone at 412.396.5645.