Security software

Security Software and advice

McAfee Antivirus software

McAfee logoThe McAfee antivirus software package is installed on all of our networked PCs. Constantly running in the background, the software offers comprehensive protection from the threat of infection by viruses.

In addition, all university computer users are licenced to install McAfee VirusScan on their own computer completely free of charge. The application is available to download or can be copied on to a CD or memory stick and installed on your home computer and is available from the 'Home Use Software Area' found at

To help you install the software, Planning and Information have produced an installation and configuration guide to ensure maximum protection.

Further security software

To maximise the security of your home computer, use the additional security software links to find out about firewalls, Windows Update, spyware and how to ensure you keep your software up to date.

Latest News

  • Version 8.8 is now available which is suitable for all versions of Windows and includes built in anti spyware protection.
  • McAfee Security for Macintosh 1.1 is also available (Requires OS X 10.5.x (Leopard), OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)or OS X 10.7.x (Lion).

Malware Infections


Due to a recent spate of malware infections targeting vulnerabilities in Java, we regularly update Java on all LJMU managed PCs. The first time you log into Staff Infobase, you may receive the following prompt:

Security Dialogue Box 

Click ‘Show Options’, tick both the check-boxes and click Run, and you won’t see that prompt on future logins.

If you have any questions about this, please contact the ITS Helpdesk on extension x5555

Page last modified 20 August 2015.

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