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.
- Apple's Official Removal Tool for Flashback on OSX 10.7 a.k.a "Lion"
- Apple's Official Update and Removal tool for Flashback on OSX 10.7 a.k.a "Lion" and 10.6 a.k.a "Snow Leopard"
- F-Secure Corporation's Flashback Removal Tool download
- F-Secure Corporation's information on the Flashback virus.
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 / Adware
- Phishing, Scam and Fraudulent Emails - NEVER click on any links in an email asking you to update information such as your password or credit card information. Companies will NEVER ask you for your password or other information in an email.
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:
Virus Removal Tools
- Get your free McAfee software (available for all students)
- BitDefender Online FREE Virus Scanner
- PandaSoftware Online FREE Virus Scanner
- McAfee Online FREE Virus Scanner
- McAfee Stinger FREE Virus Removal Tool
- Symantec Online FREE Virus Scanner
- TrendMicro Online FREE Virus Scanner
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.