Protect and clean your computer: Windows Vista


  • You must complete ALL numbered steps.
  • These instructions require you to download files from the Internet. If your computer cannot connect to the Internet, use a computer that can connect and download the files to a DVD or thumb drive.

Computer protection and maintenance tasks

  1. Check Vista security center
  2. Use up-to-date McAfee Anti-Virus Software
  3. Protect against spyware
  4. Set up desktop security
  5. Perform ongoing maintenance tasks
    You must make sure you perform the following tasks weekly to keep your computer clean and your information safe.

If, after you follow these instructions, your computer still exhibits signs of infection, you may need to make an appointment to have your computer cleaned (charges do apply). Submit a Help Ticket Request or call  the IT Help Center at (302) 831-6000.

For further information about computer security, go to the UD computer security home page.