What can I do to protect myself from viruses?

What can I do to protect myself from viruses?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff 

Firstly ensure you've downloaded the free anti-virus software!

To download the software visit the Software Download Service


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Follow these steps to help protect yourself:

  • Don't view, open or run email attachments unless you're sure they're safe.
  • Check the source of incoming emails - is it a trusted source?
  • Be particularly wary of attachments that contain executable files which may launch dangerous programs (filenames end in: .exe, .ini, .bat, .pif, .vbs)
  • If an attachment looks suspicious don't take the risk - just delete it!
  • Disable pop-ups which can be used by hackers to entice you to download software.


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