Department of Engineering

Viruses

Avoiding Infection

There are three main steps to take to keep your computer safe:

  • Do not open attachments unless you were expecting them. Not even if they appear to come from someone you know.
  • Ensure you have anti-virus software installed and that it is checking for updates every day.
  • If possible set Windows Update or Microsoft Update to check for updates daily, or visit http://www.windowsupdate.com/ regularly.

If you think you may be infected

If you think you may have opened an attachment which may be dangerous, or if your computer is behaving in a suspicious way then you should take the following steps:

  • If you still have the message forward it with full headers topostmaster
  • Tell your antivirus software to do a full scan of the machine to check for viruses. If this does not seem to be working, or if it finds something, then unplug your machine from the network and contact PC support or your local computer officer immediately.

Any Questions?

Please feel free to ask postmaster-query if you have any further questions.