Infection on privately owned PC

I'm not working on an Institute PC, but I think I have a virus. What do I do? The first thing you need to do is establish whether or not AntiVirus software is installed on your personal computer. Think about the reasons you believe you have contracted a virus. Did your computer tell you it was there? If so, then you probably have some kind of AV program running-- look to it to resolve your problems. Did someone tell you you were infected, but your computer was or is not alerting you to a viral presence? If so, look for a program like Norton Antivirus, McAfee or Vipre and run it as soon as possible. If you don't get results after running a scan, you may need to update your software with the latest virus definitions from your software manufacturer.

What if I do not have any AntiVirus software on my computer? In this situation, we recommend that you purchase and install one of these programs as soon as possible, or download a recommended free product.

We provide links to major AV software manufacturers on our Virus Resources page. Virus Resource Page