This policy applies to all computers connected to the company network. The definition of computers includes desktop workstations, laptop computers, handheld computing devices, and servers. Viruses can be transmitted via e-mail or instant messaging (IM) attachments, including, but is not limited to, downloadable internet files, diskettes, USBs, and CDs. The aim of this policy is to provide a computing network that is virus-free. This policy, therefore, is designed to protect 's resources against intrusion by viruses and other malware, and to eventually prevent major and widespread damage to user applications, files, and hardware.