Tool Highlight: Malwarebytes

malwarebytesMalware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information or gain access to private computer systems. Malware may be stealthy, intended to steal your information or spy on your computer for an extended period without your knowledge.

As part of its commitment to securing the campus computing environment and protecting University assets and data, Information Resources has licensed Malwarebytes Breach Remediation for all University owned PCs.

Please note that Malwarebytes does not prevent malware from being installed on your computer. Utilizing this tool regularly is part of a set of safe computing practices, which continues to be most effective way to safeguard computers and data from malicious attacks.

Regularly running Malwarebytes to scan for malware is highly recommended, certainly if you notice that your computer’s performance is sluggish or you suspect that your computer’s security has been compromised.

Review the Malwarebytes instructions to run the program on your University computer.

The Malwarebytes Breach Remediation Tool is available on all faculty and staff Windows-based computers. IT Services is exploring the feasibility of extending the tool to the Macintosh platform.