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Virus Information

Virus Repair Procedure and Policy

All computers connecting to the Mills College network need to have the latest virus protection software and the latest security updates and patches for the operating system and applications.

On average, Mills College has 500+ students and faculty and staff using our wireless networking service each day. If infected with a virus or a worm, any one of these computers can disrupt services on campus.

Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will contact students, faculty, and staff individually when there is evidence of a virus or a worm on any computer connected to the Mills network. A message is sent to the user of the computer suspected of being infected and the computer's network access is blocked until the user has worked with ITS staff to address the problem. All other services (email, class materials, etc.) will remain available using other campus computers.

Please see Microsoft's YouthSpark Online Safety page for advice on how to protect your devices, information, and yourself on the Internet.

Free Virus Protection Software

Mills College ITS recommends Sophos Home anti-virus.

If you have downloaded an earlier version of Sophos, remove the old copy and install the most updated version. Please visit the following web page for instructions on installing the appropriate software for your computer.

For More Information

For assistance, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 510.430.2005, email, or submit a request at


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Lucie Stern Hall 21

P: 510.430.2005

Last Updated: 5/22/18