DCC Anti-Virus Policy
The purpose of this policy is to describe the
responsibilities of individuals, departments and the
DCC IT in protecting the DCC computer systems
against virus infections. All users share an equal
responsibility/participation for the protection of
their computers and the College computers from
infection by computer viruses. Please be advised
that virus protection software is good only if it
has the latest virus definitions.
All DCC users are required to install the Corporate
Edition of Anti-virus to keep their PCs protected
from viruses. DCC IT is not responsible for any
system crashes, data loss or system instability
related to virus attacks if there is no Antivirus
installed on that affected PC. DCC IT supports the
following two Corporate Antivirus solutions for
desktops. Users are required to install any ONE of
[Recommended for Staff Faculty]
Login using your DCC
username and password
DCC IT Responsibilities
Negotiate campus site-licenses for virus protection
software that result in cost effective and efficient
solutions for campus units.
Work with participating departments to install virus
software on all computers.
Assist individuals with recovery from infections by
providing swift and accurate advice and assistance
at the level the user and the situation require.
This includes containment to stop the spread,
disinfecting to clean the system, and the capture of
incident information for future use.
Proactively notify the campus of viruses as soon as
they are known to be in circulation.
Pursue server-based solutions as they become
available to stop the propagation of viruses through
College systems and networks.
Ensure that all departmental computers are running
current virus protection software
Designate a local contact for departmental virus
protection to assist in installation of virus
protection software, education of the user community
and virus response.
Ensure that all lab computers and other shared
systems are adequately protected and that someone in
the department has been designated as being
responsible for their maintenance.
Make sure that their PC has corporate antivirus
Configure desktop system to perform frequent
auto-scans for viruses (daily recommended). Be sure
to include any removable media in the scan.
Install any recommended security patches for the
operating system and applications that are in use.
Exercise extreme caution when opening attachments.
Never open an attachment unless it is expected even
if it is from a trusted user.
Exercise extreme caution when downloading files from
the Internet. Only download from reputable sites.
If a computer is known to be infected, remove it
from the network until it can be disinfected.
Perform regular backups of the data on individual