Information Security

Apple Mac anti virus

Anti-virus software for staff, to protect home and non-supported macs from being infected with malware.

Are Apple Macs vulnerable to viruses?

Yes, they are. You need to install anti-virus software. Sophos Anti-Virus is our recommended and supported anti-virus software for Mac OS.

Sophos anti-virus install instructions

Macs can be infected with viruses

While there are more viruses designed to infect Windows computers, malware still exists that infects and attacks Apple Macs.

Macs can send viruses to other computers

You also need anti-virus software on an Apple Mac, to detect viruses. For example, if you are forwarding email without realising if contains malware , the recipient might be using Windows, and having come from you, is much more likelyto click on it than if it have come from a spam email.

The University licences also covers use on your Macs at home

Anti-virus software for staff, to protect home and non-supported macs from being infected with malware.