Antivirus Protection

A computer virus, much like a flu virus, is designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way that flu viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viruses cannot reproduce and spread without programming such as a file or document. Learn more about how they work and how to protect yourself.



All device can be vulnerable to viruses

Did you know, computers aren’t the only devices that can get viruses. Mobile phones can also be vulnerable to malicious software. Downloading apps from outside the app store can lead to viruses. It’s important that we keep our mobiles safe and only download apps from the official app stores.
More information on this video courtesy of Monash University


Viruses from third party apps

Learn about the risks of third party app stores and how you can safeguard your devices from viruses.


How viruses can infect your devices

Learn the risks of jailbreaking, rooting and side-loading of your device and the dangers of not using the official app stores.



For third party antivirus, Malwarebytes is one of the best antivirus you can install. Learn about this great tool that can clean your laptop or PC of viruses.


Windows Defender

For Windows users, Another great tool to prevent your PC form getting viruses is Windows Defender. It is free so use it and make sure it is always up-to-date.

Further information about how to install Windows Defender is in the button below

Signs of a computer virus

A computer virus attack can produce a variety of symptoms such as frequent pop-up windows, changes to your homepage, mass emails being sent from your account or unknown programs that launch when you turn on your computer.