Computer Virus Information

As many of you may be aware, there is a rash of new computer viruses and worms, spreading through the campus network, internet and via e-mail messages.

For your part, we encourage you to take care of your home computer, especially those users who connect to the campus network from home. Make sure you have a virus scanning software program on your computer and that you update your virus definitions frequently.

SPECIAL NOTE for AOL Instant Messenger Users: Be very cautious when following links that appear to be from the friend with whom you are communicating. AIM viruses have plagued many student computers this year.

When viruses are running rampant, warnings about hoax viruses also take off. Please be advised to use a virus removal tool rather than manually deleting alleged virus file(s). A good source for reliable virus information is

If you have any questions you can contact the Help Desk at or 517/629-0479.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation. The computer's life you save may be your own!