All computers connecting to the University network are required to have a working, up-to-date anti-virus installed. While Windows 8 and 10 come with Windows Defender (a full anti-virus program that is fine to use at the University), other operating systems will need to have a separate anti-virus installed.

All University-owned computers are required to run Sophos Endpoint Security.

The University of Otago recommends Sophos Endpoint Security, which can be downloaded for free directly from the Sophos website: 

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

Last updated 22/05/2020 11.52 AM

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