To prevent the spread of the ransomware that is currently spreading across
Europe, ITS is asking that everyone at Dartmouth whose computer is running
Windows (either on a Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc., or on a Macintosh as a secondary
operating system) run "Windows Update" immediately. In March of 2017,
Microsoft updated the Windows operating system to prevent this malware so we
need to make sure that all Windows systems are running at least that latest
If everyone at Dartmouth who runs Windows as their operating system has the
latest updates, Dartmouth will be protected from the spread of this virus.
Windows 10 Users: To update your operating system, type "check for updates"
in the Search box of your desktop, press Enter then click "Check for
updates" in the window that appears. Restart your computer if any updates
Windows 7 Users: To update your operating system, click "Start" then in the
Search box, type "windows updates" then click "Check for updates" from
the list of items that appears. If any important updates are displayed, click
the link to install them. Restart your computer if any updates were installed.
If you have questions about this, do not hesitate to contact your
department's IT support office, or call 603-646-2999.