Virus & Trojan Infections
In 20 years in the field, I've noticed that virus/trojan infections have begun to peak around either finals or midterms. Whether that's a concious design on the part of the malware creators (and sometimes it is) or just a function of increased usage/steadily increasing infection over a semester, I don't know. Perhaps we just notice the infections more when we're under a deadline!
Anyway, call the helpdesk for information about removing the trojans-- if you can remove them and keep them off, the system goes LOTS faster.
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