Encryption & Virus Protection


Data encryption helps protect information by making it unreadable to unauthorized persons and processes and is an important protection if you or your department deals with UNH sensitive or legally protected data, and particularly if you use laptops off-campus for your work.    

For more information about this program or to schedule assisted encryption on your computer, please Contact ISS.   Installing encryption typically takes less than 20 minutes and you can work normally on your computer while it is being encrypted.  Experienced system administrators may choose to install encryption without ISS assistance and ISS will provide installers upon request of a UNH faculty or staff member. 

If your computer is currently encrypted with TrueCrypt, MS Bitlocker, FileVault or other encryption software, please indicate that when contacting ISS. 

For more information, read: Instructions To Encrypt Windows Computers

Virus Protection

Read about and get UNH virus protection at UNH Campus Virus Protection.  No single anti-virus program provides complete malware protection and use of additional commercial or 'freeware' products such as MalwareBytes or Spybot is strongly recommended.  

UNH ISS also recommends regularly scanning with Microsoft Defender Offline (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline) for UNH computers that are used to access restricted or sensitive information. MS Defender Offline can detect malware that 'hides' from active scanning anti-virus software and should always be used if a malware infection is suspected.

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  • Author: Rori Boyce
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