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Computer Virus Policy

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#1 Phareaux


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

We have a few users that seem to get infected with a virus quite often.  We are looking for a computer virus policy or log that a person would need to sign agreeing they had a virus and what they were doing etc.  I've searched online any ideas?



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Hello Phareaux  and Welcome -
Would you be able to explain the type of environment that you are concerned about ??
Is this corporate / school / private users group / or another setup that you are involved in ??


Can your group obtain a multi purpose Antivirus (even M.S.E. free) for their personal use ??

Please remember that any forced "signed" article may be infringing on personal rights also -


Thank You -

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Computer use should be covered under the employment policy. As long as the computer is owned by the employer they can do what ever they want. It should already be covered by conditions of employment. Now if these computers are owned by employees and they are working under contract. That becomes a whole different matter and you'll need legal guidance to comply with state regulations. This is assuming we are talking about US based employment law.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

A policy is something you publish for your employees/users to adhere to, and you could also ask your employees/users to sign a document they've read and understood the policy before they start using your infrastructure.


Why are you looking for a document your employees/users need to sign after the facts (e.g. infection)?

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