Computer Security Check List

In order to keep your computer secure and prevent any infections, we've compiled this check list of simple steps to take in order to secure your computer. If you require assistance at any time, feel free to ask the staff at the DoIT Walk-in Help Desk. Or, if you're completing this check list at home and have questions, give us a call at (608)264-HELP.

  1. Install and update anti-virus software

  2. Install and update anti-spyware protection (Windows Only)

  3. Make sure your firewall is up and running

  4. Check for operating system updates

  5. Check the strength of your passwords

  6. Uninstall file sharing software

  7. Secure your important data