Vulnerability to viruses, including those known as worms and Trojans (see definitions*), is possible in everyday computer use.
Whether browsing the Internet, reading email, or chatting online with friends, you are potentially susceptible to an infection on your computer. Some viruses can be extremely destructive, while others cause minor annoyances.
Virus-scanning software can only protect from known viruses. This type of software is the second line of defense; it is second to appropriate end-user precautions.
Think you have a virus? Is your computer acting strange? Please contact the Help Desk right away. You may either call (414) 229-4040 or e-mail submit help request at GetTechHelp.uwm.edu.