|Student Signature Agreement
In order to prevent virus problems from adversely impacting the Washington
University School of Law computing network, all computers attached to the
network must have up-to-date anti-virus software installed and all Microsoft
Operating Systems must be completely patched and up to date using the Windows
Update web page. Washington University School of Law currently uses the Symantec
Anti-Virus product for faculty, staff, and any Law School PC that connects to the network.|
Beginning in the fall semester of 2004, students who connect laptop computers to the Law
School network must have anti-virus software installed. The School of Law will provide
anti-virus software at no additional cost to the student, and the student may use this
software as long as they are attending Washington University School of Law. The IT
department must approve any exceptions to this policy.
While having anti-virus software is important, the protection it affords is only as good
as the virus definitions loaded into it. New viruses are written and released daily, and
it is essential to keep the definitions up-to-date to protect against new, rapidly
Keeping your Microsoft Windows Operating System up-to-date is also imperative. Viruses and other
malicious programs are constantly being written to exploit known holes in all Windows
Operating Systems. It is very important to the stability of the network as a whole that
all students keep their machines patched and updated using the Windows Update web site.
For more information on how to keep your computer safe and up-to date please visit the
Computer Support web page at: http://law.wustl.edu/computersupport/help
and check out the "Protecting Your PC" section.
Any computer, which is found to not have anti-virus software installed, or which is not kept
up-to-date will be disconnected from the network until the situation has been resolved. The
potentially disruptive nature of certain viruses on a shared network can create problems
for all users on the network. Thank you for your help keeping our network clean.