ResNet recommends using the pop-up blockers that are built into current web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, and Safari. ResNet does not recommend the pop-up blockers that are included in software such as AOL Instant Messenger or that are available as separate software because they interfere with webmail programs.

    For malware prevention and removal, ResNet recommends using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in combination with the McAfee virus protection software that Saint Mary's College provides at no cost to students, faculty, and staff for their personally-owned computers.

    • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
      for Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Home Editions, Windows Vista Editions, and Windows 7 Editions

      • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: (removes viruses and spyware, effectively removes fake anti-virus and fake security malware)
        http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
      • This software contains the free as well as the paid version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. If you wish to purchase the software for $25 (one-time fee), the option is available from within the installed software.

        The free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware must be updated manually, and does not provide real-time protection, only malware removal.

    • McAfee virus protection software
      for Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X

      • McAfee VirusScan for Windows: (protects computer against new infections, configured to scan automatically for existing infections)
        http://www.saintmarys.edu/virus
      • McAfee VirusScan version 8.7i includes an AntiSpyware Module to prevent against several additional types of malware that VirusScan alone may not detect.

      • McAfee Security for Macs: (protects computer against new infections, configured to scan automatically for existing infections)
        http://www.saintmarys.edu/virus
      • McAfee Security includes real-time anti-malware detection.

      • This software is free for Saint Mary's students, faculty and staff for their personally-owned computers. It is also installed on all College-owned computers.

Last Modified July 27, 2011