Do not connect your computer to the network yet!
There are some steps you must take before arriving on campus to ensure that your computer will be as safe as possible from viruses and other malicious programs.
If you have arrived with an infected computer, or if it becomes infected while you are here, you may lose access to the Internet until you clean it up. This can take days, endanger your personal documents, and require you to reformat your hard drive and reinstall your operating system and all your applications from scratch. It is up to you to take the necessary precautions to secure your computer.
Mandatory Computer Setup for Barnard Students
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Barnard students can install the Symantec Endpoint Protection virus and malware scanning program at no extra cost. It is mandatory that students install this program if they do not already pay for antivirus software. Instructions on how to download this software are available here. Please take the time to download this after completing the Mandatory Computer Setup for your operating system (see links above).