Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-7
Devine Grace D. Funcion* and Lowell A. Quisumbing
*Author for correspondence
Devine Grace D. Funcion
Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City Philippines; [email protected]
Objective: Computer virus has an alarming threat to data protection evolving, the evolution of computer virus becomes more harmful that duplicates the data in a floppy drive to a more damaging virus that could destroy the computer programs and more it can cause the computer to stop operating. The study aims to reveal the degree of Computer virus awareness of BSIT students in the Leyte Normal University. Method: The respondents of the survey are the BS Information Technology students of Leyte Normal University. Further, a total of 205 out of 322 respondents or 63.66% participated in the actual survey. Findings: IT students observe preventive measure to avoid from getting computer malware. Some students practice Scan storage device before using (40% and = 82), delete unknown emails (30% and = 64), install only trusted software (38% in = 76), practice safe browsing (35% and = 74). Hence, users should scan first the drives and diskettes for reasonable suspicions of malware before using the device. Application/Improvements: There must be a clear policy on the usage of flash drives do conduct virus checking before using the method. IT faculty should formulate seminars and training regarding computer malware for the IT student who possesses limited knowledge about computer malware.
Keywords: Awareness, Computer Virus, Information Technology, Malware, Student
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