Virus Protection

This policy points to information on virus problems and anti-virus software and clarifies what anti-virus measures the NTU will take for MMU community.

E-mail Protection


NTU email server has virus protection software set up to:

  • inspect every incoming and outgoing message
  • clean, if possible, any viruses found
  • if it cannot clean the virus it will delete the infected message (i.e., it will not arrive to the recipient address).

NTU will take necessary action to make sure that the virus don’t affect the network health.

Lab PCs


  • NTU will make every reasonable effort to keep common-access PCs virus-free.
  • All lab PCs have facilities to permit users to check their own diskettes for viruses.

PCs for Staff Usage.


All standard office PCs are installed with the Norton Antivirus. Therefore, it is the users responsibility to clean up their PC form viruses.

Private PCs in Hostels


  • NTU does not provide anti-virus software for use on private PCs.
  • We suggest that users visit the following Web site to download a free anti-virus package:http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php.
  • Other anti-virus programs are available for download free of charge in demo or limited-time trial versions. Moreover, there are facilities for performing an on-line virus scan of your PC, such ashttp://www.antivirus.com/free_tools/. Otherwise, you can, of course, purchase any number of anti-virus products on-line or from a local software dealer.
  • It is further recommended that your keep your Windows operating system up to date with the latest Service Packs and security patches provided by Microsoft for free downloading and automated installation from their Windows Update site.
  • For hostel residents, they must responsible for their own personal computer. Therefore he or she must ensure that his or her personal computer is free from virus.
  • Hostel committee is responsible to help NTU to ensure that all personal computers in the hostels are free form virus attack, hacking and etc.
  • NTU cannot provide support for any anti-virus tools acquired by users for their privately owned computers.

Remarks


New viruses appear daily. As a result, users need not only have the newest version number of the anti-virus program installed but, as well, regularly update their virus pattern file. This is usually done by obtaining and installing the latest pattern file directly from the supplier's Web site. Together with regular updating of anti-virus software, the most effective measure against loss of information is regularly backing up data files. Again, this is the responsibility of each individual user.