Malware and Virus Detection
What is malware?
Malware is ‘malicious’ software such as viruses, spyware, trojans, rootkits, worms, adware and scareware.
The University of Otago uses Sophos anti-virus software to protect your computer from malware.
What should I do?
If you think your computer has been infected by malware please contact your departmental IT support for help.
- In many cases the operating system of an infected computer will have to be completely reinstalled to rid it of malware.
- To avoid losing important files, please make sure you regularly backup your work onto an external hard-drive or USB drive, your departmental file-store, or use suitable backup software.
Please contact ITS for further assistance.