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EITS and Franklin College to hold Computer Health and Security Fair

EITS and the Office of Information ­Technology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will offer free computer assistance at the Computer Health and Security Fair.

The fair is Oct. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Miller Learning Center.

Technical volunteers will conduct security checkups, update programs and operating systems, remove malware, install software and address any other problems. UGA students, faculty and staff are welcome to bring their personal PC and Mac laptops.

Service can take between 30 and 60 minutes, and work is done on a first-come, first- serve basis. For issues that will take more than an hour to resolve, the volunteers will instruct guests on how to fix those issues themselves.

Hardware repairs will not be offered, and university-issued computers will not be checked at the event.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take steps to keep their computers secure by running regular anti-virus scans, using strong passwords and never sending their MyID and ­password in an email.

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Source: Enterprise Technology Information Services