If you have received a suspected phishing attempt please forward the email as an attachment it email@example.com. Here are instructions for forwarding an email as an attachment for different email clients: https://www.umass.edu/it/support/security/reporting-phishing-attempts-forward-email-attachment
If you clicked on a link in a phishing attempt: run a manual scan of your system with either Malwarebytes (https://www.malwarebytes.com/) or McAfee.
If you clicked on a link in a phishing attempt and logged in with either your BMB or Chemistry LDAP account or your Campus NetID, change your password immediately.
To change your BMB or Chemistry LDAP account password: https://wahoo.cns.umass.edu/findaccount/resetpassword
To change your Campus NetID: https://www.umass.edu/it/support/accounts/understand-your-netid-password#Change%20your%20password
Finally visit this link for information on reporting a security incident: https://www.umass.edu/it/security/incident-reporting
All university-owned computers are required to have anti-malware/anti-virus software installed on them. It also a good idea to install anti-malware/anti-virus on personal system. UMass IT offers personal versions of McAFee: https://www.umass.edu/it/security/use-anti-virus-software
If you feel you have downloaded downloaded a virus or if your computer is slow due to adware and potentially unwanted programs you can run a manual scan with Malwarebytes: https://www.malwarebytes.com/ or McAfee.
Malwarebytes allows you to run a manual scan and does not continue to monitor for malware activity in the background like McAfee does so it is okay to install on your system alongside McAfee. Otherwise you should not have two virus programs installed on your computer at the same time.
For more information on security at UMass including how to protect University data, visit this site: https://www.umass.edu/it/security
UMass IT’s Information Security Policy: https://www.umass.edu/it/policies/informationsecuritypolicy