Symantec Antivirus for your Personal Devices
Loughborough University has invested in Symantec antivirus suite for staff members to use on their personal Linux computers and laptops. The software may be installed by any member of University staff however, the software must be removed from home computers once a user ceases to be a member of the University.
Keep your antivirus software up to date. For a managed service this is done automatically for personal devices it can be downloaded from the Software page.
Do not use unsupported Operating Systems e.g. Windows XP as the vendor is unlikely to release any security patches to plug any vulnerabilities.
Backup data on a regular basis in case a restore is required.
Only download software from reputable sources such as the vendor of the product and be wary of any site offering you commercial software for free.
Do not click on suspicious links from email and webpages.
Do not pay the ransom as there is no guarantee you will be provided with the key to decrypt your data.