Spyware

Phishing and Spam

Personally Identifiable Information

Spirion Search and Remediation for Windows

These instructions are for scanning your Windows computer and any attached drives for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and remediating scan results.

Spirion Search and Remediation for Macintosh

These instructions are for scanning your Macintosh and any attached drives for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and remediating scan results.

Frequently Asked Questions about PII Scanning

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we have received about Personally Identifiable Information (PII) scanning and the Spirion software (formerly Identity Finder).

Spirion - Force Quit Leaves IDFTmpDir Folder & Files Behind

During scanning, Spirion for Windows creates a folder called IDFTmpDir. Spirion uses this folder for file extraction of items that it scans. If the Spirion process is interrupted or you must force-quit the process because it appears to 'hang' and stops responding, then files are left in the IDFTmpDir. These files should be deleted to avoid future issues with the scanning process.

Recommendations for Computer, Printer, Copier and Fax Disposal

Please follow these guidelines for proper disposal of computer, printer, copier and fax equipment that is no longer functional and needs to be disposed of. All Penn State-owned equipment must be disposed of through the proper channels so any data on the devices can be securely erased and the materials can be recycled.

Quick Reference about Spirion (formerly IDF) & Remediation

Here's a quick reference sheet about Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) and what you need to do to remediate (securely shred or scrub) a document with PII.