Computer security

Antivirus software is installed on all machines running the Managed Windows Service (MWS). You can also download a free copy to install on your university-owned computers, Macs or Linux devices.

Non-MWS machines

We endeavour to keep the University safe from virus attack or malicious email and hackers, but everyone has a responsibility to be aware of the potential dangers. Members of the University who are using machines which are not running our Managed Windows service must keep up-to-date with software patches and we recommend you install antvirus software and keep it up-to-date.

IT Acceptable Use

IT Acceptable Use By using University IT services, you agree to abide by the University of Liverpool IT Acceptable Use Policy.

For your own security you should be careful when receiving email attachments, even when the email comes from someone you know and trust; you cannot be sure they have sent it themselves and they may have been infected by a virus, which was sent under their name.