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EITS to conduct free checkups of personal laptops, computers

Enterprise Information Technology Services will hold its biannual Computer Health and Security Fair Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby of the Miller Learning Center.

The fair will offer free anti-virus, malware removal, security checks and consultations and general troubleshooting for personal computers. UGA department-issued computers will not be checked at the fair.

At the fair, technical volunteers will run a security check of personal computers that includes ensuring that firewalls are enabled, and antivirus and operating systems are up to date. Technicians will also look for other problems, such as slow performance, Web browser pop-ups and unknown error messages.

Those at the fair can typically expect it to take 30-60 minutes for technicians to do a comprehensive checkup of their personal computers. For issues that will take more than an hour to resolve, technicians will give computer owners instructions on how to fix those issues.

The Computer Health and Security Fair is part of EITS’ observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.