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Northwest Missouri State University

Personal Computers

All computers connected to the Northwest network are required to have current Anti-Virus software installed and enabled if they are connected to the Northwest network. Microsoft Forefront or Symantec (Norton AntiVirus) is recommended. All computers are also required to have their operating systems (OS) latest security and service pack updates

Information Technology does provide assistance with the wireless configuration of personally-owned, non-university provided computers for connection to the Northwest network.

Hardware support [repair] is strictly limited to the residence hall port for personally-owned computers.

New Student Guide

Other Guides

 Getting Connected (MAC OS Configuration)

See our Mac Center's instructions on Installing Your Mac computer to the Northwest Network.

AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security

Anti-Virus software is provided on campus-issued laptop computers.  However, you will need to provide, install and update Anti-Virus software on all personally-owned computers connecting to the Northwest Network.  Not having updated Anti-Virus software (when using the Northwest Network) is a violation of campus computing policies.  Northwest does not provide anti-virus software for personally-owned computers!

AVG is one anti-virus software available for puchase.  While Northwest does not endorse AVG, here is the link to AVG for your convenience.

All Microsoft images/icons/text used in the following documentation are owned and copyrighted to Microsoft Corporation and used by Northwest Missouri State University with Microsoft's permission for educational purposes.

Need Help?

Call the Information Technology (IT) Help Desk at 660.562.1634.