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Computer Security and Maintenance Checklist

Maintaining your devices is essential to keep them running smoothly and securely, but sometimes you just don't remember what tasks are necessary. Use the checklist below to help you keep a safe and problem-free device. Add the items on this checklist to your calendar or print the PDF for students PDF or faculty and staff PDF next to your computer.

First, be sure you've installed the following:

Before significantly changing your computer habits, check with your local technical support team or Northwestern IT to avoid conflicts with departmental computer maintenance or security.

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Protect Your Devices

Protect Your Northwestern

Practice general safe computing habits every day: keep your NetID password private, stay aware of email scam attempts, and report any suspected security compromises to the Northwestern IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP).

Last Updated: 29 November 2017

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