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Computer Security

Emergency Preparedness

​​Computer security issues can arise from a number of different sources; these can include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Malware
  • Hacking
  • Phishing
  • Virus
  • Identify theft
  • Data theft

If you experience issues with any of the above listed sources or other related problems please contact the Computing & Communications Help Desk.

The Help desk is the first point of contact for students, staff, postdocs and faculty with computing problems or queries. Clients can access the Help Desk by:

The Help Desk is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Help Desk provides limited support from 4:00 p.m. to Library closing.

Communication of Computer Security Issues

Disruptions to services provided by Computing & Communications will be communicated through e-mail and the C&C website; isolated disruptions will be communicated through e-mail and personal contact. All affected users will be contacted within 15 minutes of being notified of the disruption. Planned disruptions will be communicated to affected users no less than 30 minutes prior. Regular updates will be provided until the issue is resolved.

Protect your computer from harmful Malware

Memorial University and the Department of Computing & Communications want to protect you and your computer from malicious software threats. Grenfell campus computers are protected by Microsoft Forefront; however, if you need antivirus software for your home computer, we’ve got you covered.

In order to download your free antivirus software you will be required to log into the portal. This will require all clients to have a MUN Login ID and password. If you have any problems or questions about logging into please contact the St. John’s Campus C&C Service Desk at 864-4595 or

Please note the following:
  • MUN students – once logged into please click on Student Services to see the channel for antivirus downloads. Go to
  • MUN faculty or staff members – once logged into you will find the antivirus software download under the Employee Services section. Go to
  • MUN retirees – once logged in (MUN webmail username and password) you will be presented with the option to begin the file download process. Please log in at

C & C Services

For a list of services and user instructions, please visit the Computing & Communications services website:

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to commonly asked questions related to services provided by the St. John’s Campus, please visit the Computing and Communications FAQ:

Campus Enforcement and Patrol

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 637-6210