Desktop and laptop computers using the LSE network must run anti-virus software. This not only protects your own data and documents but also keeps the network as a whole secure.
To help you stay safe online, LSE provides free Sophos anti-virus software to all students and staff, which is suitable for use on PC, Mac and Linux devices.
Once you’ve loaded Sophos, remember to periodically check that it is being updated automatically. You can do this by checking the Sophos icon on your taskbar is blue.
If a red circle with a white cross in it appears over the icon, it means Sophos antivirus has failed to update itself and you will have to configure the auto-update manually.
To do this, visit the Laptop Surgery (IMT Walk In Centre, Library 1st Floor) or contact the Help/Service Desk:
- email@example.com | 020 7107 5000 (staff and post graduate research students)
- firstname.lastname@example.org | 020 7955 6728 (taught students)