The University Computing Service maintains a collection of freely-available software on its servers which can be downloaded very quickly over the CUDN.
Students who have their own computer connected to the network are required to apply the latest service packs & patches on their computers. They are also required to install anti-virus software and ensure that it is kept up-to-date. For further information about anti-virus software please see the Anti-virus information page. Windows updates can be performed manually by visiting the Microsoft Update website at http://update.microsoft.com/ and following on-screen instructions.