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AntiVirus Protection

This information applies to personally-owned devices ONLY!

Do not attempt to install any kind of independent antivirus software on EUI PCs (either office/computer room PCs or laptops) as they are all configured to run a centrally managed corporate antivirus!

For more information please see the Virus Protection Policy.




Antivirus Software 

Users with personally-owned laptops are responsible for installing the latest version of their anti-virus programme on their machines. The ICT Service does NOT provide anti-virus software for personal laptops or support for anti-virus tools acquired by users. However, there are a number of anti-virus tools available for free from the Internet:

Alternatively, you may consider purchasing any of a number of anti-virus products online or from your local software dealer.

Devices belonging to other institutions or companies used by external collaborators or contractors while connected to the EUI network or IT resources must be compliant to the same EUI corporate data security measures, i.e. have an anti-virus software installed if a corporate endpoint protection suite has not been provided by the device owner already.


Online Antivirus Scans

There are many free online services which can scan the hard disk for viruses. They do not offer real-time protection, i.e. they only detect infections which have already occurred, but are very useful if the anti-virus has been compromised.


Additional Security Measures

Personally-owned device users should also:

  • keep their devices up to date with latest operating system updates, security patches, etc.;
  • update their virus database regularly by downloading this directly from their supplier's website, or setting the software to automatically update;
  • backup their data regularly (see Storing Data).

For additional information see our dedicated ICT Security section.



Page last updated on 08 April 2022

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