UGA students, faculty and staff can bring their personal laptop computers for free security checks at Enterprise Information Technology Services’ spring Computer Health and Security Fair.
The fair will be held April 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second-floor rotunda of the Miller Learning Center.
During the fair, technical volunteers will provide security checks and free virus and malware removal for personal PC and Mac laptops.
They also will install the latest software and security updates, ensure that firewalls are enabled and update antivirus and operating systems. They will examine other software problems, such as slow performance and unknown error messages as well.
Technical volunteers will handle requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Comprehensive health and security checkups can take 30-60 minutes, and at times, there may be a short wait prior to visiting with a technician.
Technical volunteers will give laptop owners instructions for how to fix issues that will take more than one hour to resolve. UGA-issued computers will not be checked at the fair.