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Information about Zeus computer virus infections

24 Apr 2013

A number of University computers have been infected by the “Zeus” virus, and these are currently being cleaned up by IT Services.

computer user

Zeus is malicious software which can be distributed through several methods, including visiting a compromised website or opening an infected email attachment.

Due to the nature of this virus, the implications of having an infected computer are very serious. This could involve your University credentials or even personal details for external websites being compromised.

Never open email attachments you’re not expecting, or from people you do not know.

There have been numerous infected emails recently; some examples include subjects such as VAT returns, parcel deliveries which should be deleted without opening the attachment. (Many are being stopped before they get to your mailbox; however not all can be detected.)

Further advice


  • IT Service Desk on extension 65544