Montana State University


Montana State University
P.O. Box 172080
Bozeman, MT 59717-2080

Tel: (406) 994-1929
Fax: (406) 994-1918
Location: Room 1, North Hedges Hall



Virus and Spyware Information

Macintosh OSX Flashback Virus Information

A virus named Flashback has been released for the Apple Macintosh Operating System. Please use the following links to check and clean your Apple.

Make sure to keep your Apple computer up-to-date by running "Software Update" in the Apple Menu. Make sure to install all applicable updates found for your computer.

FREE McAfee Antivirus for all students

Follow the link below to download your free copy of the full version of McAfee antivirus software. This software is available to all enrolled students at Montana State University. Click here to get your copy of McAfee antivirus.

Instructions for installing McAfee on Windows computers are also available. Click here to view the instructions in PDF format.

Types of threats you will encounter on the internet:

Spyware Removal Tools

Spyware are programs that will send information about you and or your computer to the owner of the software, whom will then send this information to other companies that will use this information to send you advertisements and spam. The spyware will run on your computer and collect information such as what webpages are frequently visited, what programs are installed on your computer and other information that will be used to determine what types of spam or ads you will receive. Information provided by Tufts University

Spyware programs will slow your computer down and can make it unusable. If your computer's performance has suddenly decreased, there is a very good chance you have spyware loaded on your computer.

These are good tools to run if you are having spyware or just general slowness issues with your computer:

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Virus Removal Tools

We also offer free virus removal services for ResNet customers at our Help Desk, located in the basement of North Hedges. Please give us a call at (406) 994-1929.

Virus Information

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