Why do you need virus protection?

Computer viruses can be received in email attachments, hidden in programs, on disks or CDs, or in material that you download from the web. If you do not have anti-virus software you might not even know that your computer is infected.

If you are already using anti-virus software (Norton, McAfee etc.) and you are satisfied that the software is up-to-date and providing adequate protection, you do not need to install additional antivirus software.

Award bearing courses

If you are studying an award bearing course in the University you can download and install Sophos Anti-Virus free of charge from the Computing Services. Go to the IT Services Anti-Virus Information page for further details.

Weekly, short online, and other non-award bearing courses

If you are studying on a weekly class, short online course or other non-award bearing course we recommend you use the "AVG" anti-virus software as a free (to non-commercial users) alternative.

To install AVG anti-virus please visit the AVG website and follow the instructions to download and install.