It is important to have a good working antivirus program on your computer, whether it be Windows, Mac or Linux. An antivirus will provide valuable protection for your computer by detecting and removing malware. It can also block malicious webpages to help prevent malware from being downloaded.
It is also a requirement of the University of Otago that all computers connecting to the network have a working, updated antivirus. (View the University of Otago Anti-virus policy.)
Sophos Antivirus for Windows, Mac, Android & Linux
Although there are many antivirus programs to choose from, we recommend Sophos Endpoint Security, which can be downloaded for free directly from the Sophos website.
Windows Defender on Windows 8 & Windows 10
Windows 8 and 10 come with Windows Defender, a full antivirus program that is fine to use at the University.
If you need any assistance installing or removing an antivirus program, or if you are worried about malware on your computer, please contact us.