To reduce the risk of getting malware on your computer please:

  • Install anti-virus software and run regular scans
  • Regularly update your anti-virus (this should happen automatically via ITS updates)
  • Don't download pirated software, as it is more likely to contain malware
  • Use your common sense when surfing the internet and when downloading material from websites
  • Only plug in trusted USB drives into your computer
  • Don't click on links in spam email
  • Use a current web browser and consider using security add-ons (such as NoScript or FlashBlock)
  • Take IT Training courses on computer security when available

If you need any assistance installing or removing an anti-virus program, or if you are worried about malware on your computer, please contact AskOtago:

Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98

Further information

Last updated 23/04/2020 03.36 PM

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