IT Services offers the following combination of virus protection measures to students:
[A] Anti-Virus Software
IT Services supports the use of Avira anti-virus software. University students can install Avira AntiVir Personal edition on their personal computer. This edition is free for personal use.
Students using Mac computers are encouraged to download Avira Free Mac Security.
[B] University Anti-Virus Mail Gateway
All incoming and outgoing email to/from University mail servers is scanned for viruses. Any emails containing known viruses are automatically stopped and both sender and mail recipients are informed by email about any quarantined messages.
The University anti-virus gateway is not intended to be a replacement for anti-virus software on the users' personal computers. Its purpose is to provide an added protection to users against viruses. Viruses cannot be detected by the anti-virus mail gateway if received through other mail accounts and Internet services or if transferred to computer using other media such as CDs, USB flash (pen) disk etc.
19 May 2013