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Safe Computing

To ensure that your laptop is in proper working condition for classes, labs, tests, etc. it is strongly recommended that you follow the safe computing practices highlighted on this page. The practices listed below will help reduce the chances that your laptop will be infected with malware. It is also important to note that these practices are important to follow at all times and not just before an exam. If you suspect that your machine is infected and require assistance you may speak with CEC staff.
Note: If you bring an infected laptop to an e-exam you may be required to address the problem before you are permitted to start the exam.

UConn Health IT Policies

Please be aware that the UConn Health IT department has policies in place to protect the UConn Health network, students, employees, faculty, and staff. These policies must be adhered to while on the UConn Health network as well as while using UConn Health owned equipment. This information can be found on the UConn Health IT Policies web page.

Backup Files Regularly

When working with technology you can experience hardware failures such as a failed hard drive. Also, there are instances in which malware can cause Windows to not boot. Therefore it is good practice to back up your files regularly so as to minimize the number of files you lose in the event of a hardware failure or bad malware infection.
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What Is Malware?

Malware is short for malicious software. Malware is often used as an all-inclusive term to refer to viruses, spyware, adware, rootkits, trojan horses, etc. The intent of malware is to perform damaging and/or annoying actions on a computer system without permission. Examples include deleting files, changing settings, stealing personal information, displaying popup messages, and other malicious acts.

Signs Of Malware Infection

The list of symptoms below may indicate the possibility of a malware infection.


The following is a list of good practices in preventing malware infection.

Anti-Malware Software

Below is a list of recommended anti-malware prevention, detection, and cleaning applications.

Good Practices

What To Do If Infected