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Computer security checkups

Enterprise Information Technology Services will host its fall Computer Health and Security Fair Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second floor rotunda of the Miller Learning Center.

UGA students, faculty and staff are invited to bring their personal laptops for free security checks, as part of the observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October.

Technical volunteers will provide free virus and malware removal. They also will offer security consultations and check-ups to ensure that laptops are using the latest and most secure software and plug-ins.

Technical volunteers will run a security check of personal computers that includes ensuring that firewalls are enabled and that antivirus and operating systems are up to date. Technicians also will look for other problems, such as slow performance, Web browser pop-ups and unknown error messages. Participants can learn the best practices for securing their computers against intrusions, virus infections and account compromises.

University department-issued computers will not be checked at the fair.

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