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Anti-Virus Information

Anti-virus software for Windows and Macintosh machines is available free of charge to students and staff of the University and Colleges, under a license held by the University. This includes copies for use on home machines. To download anti-virus software please go to, where you will find details of the current versions of all products and links to the download pages, as well as links to more general information on viruses, current alerts, hoaxes etc. Once installed onto a networked computer at home via broadband or through the Faculty or College network the anti virus software should update its self automatically. We do suggest that you check this every now and again just to make sure things are working ok.

To check if VirusScan is up to date go to the Start button, select Programs, and choose McAfee, then VirusScan Console. When this has started, in the menu click on Help then About.... This will display a dialogue box which has the scan engine version and virus definitions number and release date. shows the latest dat version available.