In order to have a secure and reliable computer, scanners must process each file on the computer to be sure that they are not infected and certain programs must update themselves from time to time.
In phase one of the Windows 7 migration, you may see more updates and popups than usual. In phase two, OIT plans to implement background updates and improved scheduling to roll out updates in the background as they are tested and approved. While we are in phase one, OIT recommends that you scan and update at the end of your day to impact your productivity as little as possible. We have compiled information and screenshots of the most common updates and scans:
Scan must process each file on the computer to be sure that they are not infected. OIT recommends that you pause the scan while working, then continue the scan and lock your computer at the end of your day. The power management software will put your computer to sleep after the scan completes.
From time to time, Windows must update itself. Security updates or critical updates protect against vulnerabilities to malware and security exploits. Other updates correct errors that unrelated to security, or enhance functionality.
Windows will notify you from the System Tray:
By default, Important updates will be selected:
Some updates require agreeing to a license:
While installing, Windows Update will minimize itself to the System Tray:
Be sure to postpone the updates if needed:
After installing, a restart could be required to finish the update.
Adobe Flash is a plugin that runs within web browsers to display multimedia content. These could be security updates or increase browsing speed.
Agree to the licensing terms:
Pick the first option to have future updates installed in the background:
Java is a set of software and specifications that let users run software on Windows and other operating systems. Updates could protect against vulnerabilities or increase performance.
OIT recommends not installing the Ask Toolbar:
The next time you start Firefox, it will request to install as an Add-on. Install it to be able to activate Java within Firefox:
Please contact the Help Desk or your distributed support person if you encounter any questionable updates.