Actrix scan your e-mail for viruses as they arrive at our server. This will protect you against known e-mail viruses before they reach your machine. However Actrix CyberScan will only be able to detect incoming E-mail viruses, so you will need a virus scanner on your home computer as well to protect you against internet, disk based and file sharing viruses.
If you have a virus scanner on your machine such as AVG, Norton Antivirus, PC-Cillin or similar make sure you have run the update feature to get the latest virus information. If you haven't run the updates for some time it is advisable to run the update a few times to ensure all the available software upgrades have been downloaded.
It is important also to ensure that your version of Windows is as up to date as possible - visit http://www.windowsupdate.com to have your computer scanned for updates and download any patches or upgrades to Windows. These also help prevent exploits in Microsoft code from being executed.
There are many good free alternatives to commercial virus scanners - if you don't have a virus scanner it would be worthwhile installing one of either:
AVG Virus Scanner
Avast Virus Scanner
Both these are available for free download from the internet and require regular updates as you would with a normal commercial Antivirus Solution.
If you are looking for more information on a virus, or assistance with repairing or removing a virus visit the link below and search for the virus name as identified by your virus scanner - this should provide you with plenty of information on any virus you may encounter.
If you believe your computer may be infected with a virus or you would like more information on virus protection please contact the Actrix helpdesk.