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Virus Protection Policy, User's Rights and Duties



Email Protection

EUI email accounts are subject to Microsoft's Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). These services provide a layer of protection to actively help safeguard inbound and outbound email from spam and threats..

For further information, please check Spam Quarantine and Advanced Threat Protection (login required).


Computer Room and Office PCs

Computer Room and Office PCs are installed with a corporate antivirus software, updated automatically from our centralised antivirus server at every login and several times during your working session.

For further information, please check Remote Patch Management and Cloning Policy.


EUI Laptops

EUI laptops have a corporate antivirus software installed, which is updated automatically ONLY when connected to the Institute's network directly (via LAN or WiFi) or from off-campus via VPN, otherwise it needs to be updated manually.


Personal Devices

The ICT Service does not provide antivirus software for use on personally-owned PCs or laptops nor support for antivirus tools acquired by users. However, please see AntiVirus Protection for general guidelines for your personally-owned devices.


EUI Members' Duties

As an EUI user you should make every reasonable effort to keep your computer virus-free and reduce risk of exploitation.

All Computer Room and Office PCs as well as EUI laptops have facilities which allow users to check their own machine and/or storage media for viruses.

Users with personally-owned devices are responsible for installing an antivirus software on their machines and keeping it up to date before connecting to the EUI network. Please see AntiVirus Protection Guidelines for more information.

Personal laptop users are also requested to keep their operating system up to date with the latest upgrades and security patches. See Windows Update site or Mac Software Update site for further information.

The above action is NOT necessary for EUI Computer Room and/or Office PC users as this is done centrally already.


Good Behaviour Practices

In addition to the above, the following "Good Behaviour" practices should also be followed by all EUI members:



  • check our ICT Security section for further info
  • In case you clicked on a link, opened an attachment in a phishing email or notice any suspicious behaviour of your computer, please immediately report to [email protected] or call +39 055 4685 600 (ext. 2600)
  • please report any suspicious email to [email protected] email address


Consequences of Misuse

Members infringing the above rules and regulations will face consequences as per Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).



Page last updated on 10 June 2020

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