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What are some good spam filter software that I can use on my computer at work?

There are several spam filtering software available. If you are looking for spam filtering software for a University computer, you should check with your campus IT or desktop support group to determine if your campus uses a standard spam filtering software.

Date Revised : 2003-09-03

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Can I install software packaged with a computer our department purchased on another computer?

Yes. Software bundled with a system does not have to remain with that system. It can be installed on any system. Remember to remove the software from the purchased system drive because it usually is shipped pre-installed. It would be a violation of copyright if the software stayed installed on the purchased system and was then installed on another system using the shipped disks.

Policy Referenced : Responsible/Acceptable use of Computing and Data Resources (PDF)

Date Revised : 2006-03-28

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When a piece of software is upgraded can I keep the old version installed on the same computer?

No. Most software publishers require the user destroy and cease using the earlier version of the software as soon as the upgrade is installed in the computer system. Remember, the upgrade is an improvement to the original; you still have only one license of the software. By keeping both versions of the software on your computer at the same time, you are breaking the copyright law.

Policy Referenced : Responsible/Acceptable use of Computing and Data Resources (PDF)

Date Revised : 2006-03-28

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When I upgrade software I do not always get new manuals. Can I continue to use the old manuals with the upgraded software?

Yes. Since not all software publishers ship new manuals with an upgrade, the situation is publisher specific. The assumption is however, that you can continue to use the old manual. To be certain contact the software publisher.

Policy Referenced : Responsible/Acceptable use of Computing and Data Resources (PDF)

Date Revised : 2006-03-28

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I bought some software that I would like to install on a University computer. Is this ok?

You should not install your own personal software on University computers or networks regardless of whether the computer is on University premises or is one loaned to you and kept at home unless you have been given authorization from the system's administrator. Please note that you are responsible for the support of the software if problems arise, even though the installation has been authorized. Campus support staff are only responsible for University licensed software and for getting your desktop back to its standard configuration.

Policy Referenced : Responsible/Acceptable use of Computing and Data Resources (PDF)

Date Revised :2006-03-28

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What are some good virus protection software that I can use on my computer at work or home?

There are several virus checking software available. If you are looking for virus checking software for a University computer, you should check with your campus IT or desktop support group to determine if your campus uses a standard virus checking software. This software may also be available for home use.

Policy Referenced : Responsible/Acceptable use of Computing and Data Resources (PDF)

Date Revised : 2006-03-28

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