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IT Newslett for Students - Sep 2014
for Students Sep 2014

"Savers" Adware

If your web browser is constantly "under attack" from pop-ups displaying discount coupons or savers ads, adware such as "Continue To Save" and "Save On" may have infected your computer.

"Savers" adware are often bundled with shareware or freeware that requires your consent to a User Agreement before installation.

Always pay attention when installing free downloaded apps and opt for the customize installation to exclude suspicious add-ons that comes with the app.

To remove suspected adware, download a reputable anti-adware tool like "malwarebytes" to scan your computer or visit the IT Helpdesk for assistance.

Useful Tips For Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 has a new look and feel which is very different from its predecessor, the Windows 7. Here are some useful tips to help you navigate in Windows 8.1.

  • The "Windows 7" desktop that Windows 7 users are familiar with, can be accessed by clicking on the Desktop tile.
  • A full list of installed applications can be viewed by either clicking the down arrow in the lower left-hand side of the Start menu, or by performing a swipe-down for a touch screen.
  • Bringing the mouse cursor to the top left corner will display all the apps that have being opened, while the top right will display the Charms menu which provides access to the Settings, Search and other system functions.

System Maintenance

Sat, 6 Sep 2014 8am to 6pm

During the scheduled maintenance, internet access will be slow.


Sat, 6 Sep 2014 2pm to 6pm

Wireless Network
The wireless network will be upgraded. During the upgrade there will be interruptions to NPWireless and NPWirelessx on campus.


Sun, 21 Sep 2014 1pm to 4pm

NPal Sudent Services
Scheduled maintenance for NPal Student. NPal Student Services will be unavailable to students during the maintenance.


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please email to should you require further information or clarification.

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