Update regarding recent virus activity

The Department of Computing and Communications wishes to advise that we are continuing to work closely with our anti-virus vendor (McAfee) in response to the recent increase in virus activity on campus. Over the past week we have made great strides in detection, containment and removal of the Zeus virus and its variants. By combining our established practice of getting daily virus definition updates from McAfee, along with increased monitoring and the implementation of weekly full system virus scans, we are continuously working to protect our network and our computers from future threats. Given the ongoing nature of virus activity clients are reminded that virus alerts from their anti-virus program should be taken seriously and reported immediately to the C&C Service Desk. Clients are reminded that no anti-virus program is 100% effective all the time. Clients are therefore strongly cautioned against opening email attachments from untrusted sources and care should always be exercised when following links in email or when browsing the internet. If you require further information or if you have any questions or concerns please contact the C&C Service Desk at 864-4595 or help@mun.ca


Information Technology Services

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000