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Scan Your Computer for Personally Identifiable Information

Keeping Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on your computer is a security risk. Learn the different types of PII that may be located on your computer and download software from UB that can help you remove it.

Operating System: All

Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and volunteers

Last Updated: September 9, 2016

What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?

Never give out your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) unless you are certain that the recipient of your PII is legitimate.

PII includes your:

  • UBITName and password
  • Answers to security questions
  • Account numbers
  • Social Security number
  • Driver's license number
  • Credit card information
  • PINs
  • Home address
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Date of birth
  • Medical records

Removing PII from Your Computer

This diagram illustrates the process for removing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from your computer.

Keeping PII on your computer is a security risk. You can use Identity Finder to scan and remove PII from your computer.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email, if known