Virus FAQ

Can I catch a virus from my email?

Yes... read the information on Computer Viruses to find out how viruses are spread and how to avoid being infected by a virus.

How do I find out information about viruses?

Visit the Sophos anti-virus site. You can find out about viruses, cures and hoaxes from here. It's very up-to-date.

Another reliable source of virus information is, this is Symantec's anti-virus site.

How can I protect my home computer from viruses?

JCU staff and students may install a free copy of Sophos anti-virus software on their home computers - see JCU Sophos for installation instructions.  Please note this software is free to use and not supported by JCU.