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How do I change my password?
Viewed 27746 times since Thu, Mar 17, 2016
How do I change my password? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff Please note: due to Cyber Essentials you can only change your password from an on campus University desktop or managed laptop - find out more.  When you change your network passwo... Read More
What is spyware?
Viewed 24264 times since Tue, Apr 12, 2016
What is spyware? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  Spyware (also referred to as Adware) is a program that secretly monitors your actions as you surf the internet. It's often used by companies wishing to gather information about customer... Read More
What can I do to protect myself from viruses?
Viewed 23064 times since Tue, Apr 12, 2016
What can I do to protect myself from viruses? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  Firstly ensure you've downloaded the free anti-virus software! To download the software visit the Software Download Service.    Follow these steps to help ... Read More
How do I run a virus scan?
Viewed 20540 times since Tue, Jun 28, 2016
How do I run a virus scan? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  To run a virus scan using Windows: Go to Start. Select Computer. Right click on the drive you wish to scan e.g. C: (you can also select individual files and folders). Select Scan ... Read More
How do I know if my computer has a virus?
Viewed 20273 times since Tue, Apr 12, 2016
How do I know if my computer has a virus? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s staff  Your computer may have a virus if any of the following occur: Poor performance. Applications crashing unexpectedly. Unusual pop-up windows appearing. Web pages openi... Read More
What is a virus?
Viewed 20105 times since Tue, Apr 12, 2016
What is a virus? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  A virus is a program designed to access your computer without your knowledge or permission. Most attach themselves to other files in order to duplicate.   They can then spread to other compu... Read More
How do I lock my screen?
Viewed 16637 times since Wed, May 11, 2016
How do I lock my screen? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  In the interest of information security it is your responsibility to lock your screen every time you leave your computer unattended. Press the Windows Key and "L" at the same time fo... Read More
What is the Information Security Policy?
Viewed 15926 times since Mon, Mar 14, 2016
What is the Information Security Policy? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff The Information Security Policy is made up of 6 separate polices. Edinburgh Napier's staff and students must read and adhere to the policies to protect the Univer... Read More