Technology Updates for First Year Students – Antivirus and Software Updates

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Before coming to Gustavus, one of the best things you can do for your computer is to run software updates and make sure your antivirus is up to date.  This will make registration on our network faster and easier.

Running Updates:
From our wiki:

On Apple computers:
https://gustavus.edu/gts/Software_Update

On Windows computers:
https://gustavus.edu/gts/Windows_Update

Once you have your Apple computer up to date, you are ready to connect to our network and register your computer.

 

Updating/Installing Antivirus
For Windows computers, there is one more step to make sure everything goes smoothly – updating your antivirus software.
Helpful hint: Having more than one antivirus product on your computer at a time will cause your computer to run slow and erratic. Before installing a new antivirus product, please make sure you uninstall the old one.

On Windows 8, you can use the built-in program called Windows Defender.
https://gustavus.edu/gts/Windows_Defender

On Windows 7, we recommend installing Microsoft’s free antivirus product called Microsoft Security Essentials.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

 

If you have any questions regarding updating your computer for registration on the Gustavus network, please let us know.

email: helpline@gustavus.edu
live chat: https://gustavus.edu/gts
phone: 507-933-6111

 

 

 

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