All computers belonging to Aarhus University must have an antivirus program installed. If you are an employee, and you have been given a computer, an antivirus program will already have been installed on the computer.
If you need to temporarily turn off the antivirus program, please contact your local IT support team, who will guide you through the process securely.
Aarhus University makes different types of digital devices available for work-related use, including devices running operating systems, programs and apps. Devices include telephones, tablets, and computers.
Computers, telephones, software, key cards, documents and other material provided or financed by Aarhus University belong to the university.
Aarhus University supplies devices and equipment for work purposes.
All software programs require a licence with terms for how they can be used.
Many of AU's IT systems are licensed solely for AU's own use. If a system is to be used by external parties, additional licences usually need to be purchased.
If you are unsure about whether you are allowed to use a specific program, please contact your local IT support team.
Students or employees who use their private devices should make sure they have installed an antivirus program.
AU recommends Windows Defender. You can also find alternative antivirus programs at AV-test.org.
You are allowed to download files and programs for work purposes, and to a reasonable extent for private use – also on devices provided by AU.
Viruses may be hidden in programs that you download.
If you are unsure about downloads, please contact your local IT-support
System and security updates for phones and tablets are often automatic, but sometimes it is necessary to do an update yourself. You will receive a notification on your device when you need to update it. The notification differs slightly depending on whether you have an Apple or an Android device.