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 above come with Microsoft Windows Defender antivirus pre-installed.

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows

Sophos Home Edition for Mac