Kaspersky is our recommended anti-virus software for University-owned computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP (we recommend a minimum of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP).
If you need to install anti-virus software on a non-University-owned computer (e.g. a home machine or personal laptop etc), please install Microsoft Security Essentials by using the instructions on the following page:
Before installing Kaspersky anti-virus you must uninstall any existing anti-virus software from your machine as it will cause conflicts.
If your machine came with a pre-installed version of McAfee you will need to use a specialised removal tool:
You must read and accept the terms of Kaspersky’s license agreement before downloading.
Choose the save option after clicking the download button.
Make sure all other programs are closed before installing Kaspersky anti-virus.
Double click the Kaspersky Installer (click Run or Allow on any security warnings windows that appear during the installation).
You may see warning balloons during the install process, these should go away once Kaspersky is installed and functioning.
During the installation process Kaspersky will update its virus database. Please be patient as the initial update may take up to an hour to complete.
Your computer will not be protected until you restart windows.
We recommend you restart your computer immediately to enable Kaspersky to protect your machine.
After your computer has restarted we highly recommend that you perform a full computer scan (a full system scan may take a few hours to complete but you can use your machine while the scan is performed).
This article was published on Nov 16, 2011