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On Campus Faculty and staff can contact their local computing support for help in obtaining and installing anti-virus software on UCI machines. There are many available from most computer stores, office supply stores, and the UCI Computer Store.
If your computer is connected to the Internet or you share files with anyone, you need anti-virus software.
UCI scans incoming email for viruses, but that doesn't protect you from other computers connected to the network or from infected files.
Heuristic-based detection uses an algorithm to compare the signatures of known viruses against potential threats.
With heuristic-based detection, antivirus software can detect viruses that haven't been discovered yet, as well as already existing viruses that have been disguised or modified and released as new viruses.
Some viruses cause network wide problems and we need to block your computer to contain the problem.
If your computer is blocked, you should receive a warning Web page when you try to use a browser on campus.However, this method can also generate false-positive matches when antivirus software detects a program behaving similarly to a malicious program and incorrectly identifies it as a virus.Antivirus software may also use behavior-based detection to analyze an object's behavior or potential behavior for suspicious activities and infers malicious intent based on those observations.Once you have anti-virus software installed, make sure to keep the definitions up to date.New viruses spread quickly and you need to have the latest updates to protect your computer.Scanning Frequency It is recommended to enable both "on-access" and "scheduled" scanning in your anti-virus software, and periodic "on-demand" scanning using your anti-malware software.