The most effective way of protecting your computer from harmful viruses is to install anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.
If you are unfamiliar with anti-virus software, there are some suggested free-of-charge options below.
Note: These are for staff and student use on privately owned computers only. University owned computers are already protected.
Windows 8 and 8.1 come with Microsoft Windows Defender antivirus pre-installed.