Computer Etiquette

The Do's

Do Please Set up and maintain your People Page - our college community uses this as a directory.

Do Call x3630 or submit a Help Request for any IT or Media requests.

Do Please Turn off projectors and computers in classrooms and lock the door when finished.

Do Clean out old computer files, desktop icons, and emails regularly.

Do Please Shut down your office computer at the end of the workday.

The Don'ts

Don’t ever share your password with anyone for any reason!

Don’t give out your personal information to strangers in email – beware of phishing schemes that look like they come from internal sources or known sources (like your bank).

Don’t install your own Voice over IP software applications. Many of the "free" programs will cause your PC's performance – and the rest of the network - to slow to a crawl.
Don’t use P2P File Sharing Programs: (BitTorrent, eMule, Ares, etc.)
These programs can lure you into breaking copyright laws, which carry stiff penalties including fines and jail time. Additionally, P2P programs can copy files on your hard drive. They have also been used to install virus, trojans, malware, spyware, etc. onto your system without your knowledge.
Don’t install remote desktop software (GoToMyPC, LogMeIn, BeAnyWhere, etc.)
These programs are in direct violation of the SCD IT Security Policy.  Many may expose your confidential data to criminals, lead to virus, worm or trojan installation.

Don’t click on any pop up windows that offer to scan your system for viruses
. . . if you do you will really NEED to scan for viruses!





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