Virus Infections

Preventing infection

  • Don't open email attachments unless you are expecting them.  Even better, contact the sender to confirm.
  • Hover, don't click, on a link, either in an email or on a web page -- you will see the actual location, and it may be different than what you expect.
  • Check the URL in the address box: is it what you expect?

Removing viruses via Sophos

  1. Shut your machine completely off, then turn it on and log in.
  2. Open Sophos, either via Start -- Programs, or through the blue S in the system tray near the clock.
  3. Click "Scan my computer" and let it run; it usually takes a few hours.  You can continue to use your computer.

Last modified: July 8, 2013