Viruses and other malware are a constant threat to all computer users. They can be picked up in many different ways but some of the most common ways of infecting a computer include the things many of us do everyday:
New versions of malware are released every day, and whilst tools such as anti-virus software are an important defence, no software can detect and protect against all of them.
There are several things you can do to reduce the chances of being affected by malware:
If you think you have a virus on a computer which has been provided by the University, please unplug your network connection and call the IT Support Centre as soon as possible on +44 (0)161 306 5544 (or extension 65544).