Antivirus software

Prevention, detection and removal of malware

Together with other universities in Hessen, the HRZ has licensed the virus scanner Sophos Anti-Virus as anti-virus software for the university campus.

User groups

The anti-virus software can be used by all employees and students at TU Darmstadt. All authorized users can use the software on their business or student computers on and off campus and also on their private computers.

Service characteristics

This is what the service has to offer

  • Download Sophos Anti-Virus software for different operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
  • Distribution of new software versions and IDE files on campus via TU Darmstadt's update server
    • monthly updates of the anti-virus software with new detection strings for malware (identities) and possibly modified program files
    • continuous updates and releases of new identities as so-called IDE files
  • Scan files on your computer for malware (viruses, worms, Trojans,…)

Sophos Anti-Virus software and subsequent updates can only be downloaded within TU Darmstadt's campus network or via VPN access.

The service is free of charge.