Security and Safety
IT Services recommend the Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus suite. The product is free, and provides excellent protection for your computer. The PC Clinic will help you download and install the software if you have problems.
Installing Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows
Uninstall any other antivirus software
Prior to installing Microsoft Security Essentials, please uninstall any other antivirus software on your computer. See the instructions for uninstalling Loughborough's previous antivirus software McAfee in the above tab.
Download Microsoft Security Essentials from the link below
In the web site, you may need to select the appropriate Language and Windows version.
Click Here to download.
Checking the Version of Windows
If you are unsure which version your operating system is, click on the Windows Start button at the bottom left hand corner of your screen and right click on Computer in the right hand menu pane. Click Properties. This will open a window which shows you information about your operating system. For example, in the illustration, the Operating System is Windows 7, 64 bit. Windows edition shows that it is Windows 7, and under System, System type shows that it is 64 bit.
Run the installer
Once downloaded, open the program (usually called mseinstall.exe). It will normally appear at the bottom left hand corner of your screen next to the start button depending on your browser.
Select Yes to any popup windows requesting your permission for this program to make changes to your system.
Instructions for Uninstalling McAfee on Windows 7
IT Services are no longer supporting McAfee antivirus, and we recommend that you uninstall it and use the free Microsoft Security Essentials, installation instructions in the above tab.
Confirm again and Restart
You should see a Preparing to remove... dialogue.
On the next screen asking "Are you sure you want to make these changes" clickYes. The windows installer will now remove McAfee.
Restart your computer once the uninstallation is complete.
Restart your computer.
Mac OS X Sophos Install
OS X Sophos AntiVirus Installation
Download Sophos from the link below
Click here to go to the Sophos site, click Get Started and follow the steps to register and download the installer
Open downloaded file. Bring new window to front.
Open your Downloads folder. Your browser may have unzipped the download automatically, if not then double click on the zip file (normally called savosx_he_r.zip)