Removing Malware

Firstly, ensure that you are running up-to-date anti-virus software. UCL has licenses for both staff and students for anti-virus software which can be downloaded from the Software Database on the following link:

Your anti-virus software should be able to catch and/or remove malware but some malware can be particularly difficult to detect and remove.  In this case we recommend that you try the following:



Sophos Anti Rootkit

F-Secure Rescue CD

Tips on avoiding malware
  • Keep your browser and plugins up-to-date (particularly Java and Flash)
  • Do not open attachments that you are not expecting
  • Ensure your anti-virus software is working and up-to-date
  • Ensure your firewall is turned on

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