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Avira Antivirus Pro
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IT Services offers the following combination of virus protection measures to members of staff and departments:

[A] Anti-Virus Software

IT Services supports the use of Avira anti-virus software. Avira Antivirus Pro is available for:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

This software can be installed on all computers owned by the University. Avira Antivirus Pro can also be installed on home computers by staff at no cost.

Staff using Mac computers are encouraged to download Avira Free Antivirus for Mac.

University students are encouraged to install Avira Free Antivirus on their personal computer. This edition is free for personal use.

[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.

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Last Updated: 4 August 2017

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