You are able to access various softwares through UCL and UCL CS. See below for more information.

A selection of Microsoft software products (including Windows 10, Windows Server, SQL, and development platforms) are available to staff and students through ‘Azure Dev Tools for Teaching’. These can only be used for academic and Research purposes. You will need to use your UCL credentials to log in:

Windows 10 for education is free via


For other versions of Windows 10 you can use Azure Dev Tools (instructions above).

There is a limit on the number of licenses you can have for the various downloads. If you have a project which requires addition licenses please contact as we may be able to help you.

Is available for free to students and staff and can be downloaded from the UCL software database.

Various apps that are often used on Windows and OSX here in CS are available from z:\apps or \\evs2\windows-software\apps. For instructions on how to access filestores in CS click here.

You can download free anti-virus software here (UCL login required):

We recommend that you install F-secure. To install F-secure:

  1. Download the appropriate installer from the above link. For example,  fscs-15.30.3954-swdb.msi
  2. Right click the downloaded fscs-xx.xx.xxxx-swdb.msi file and choose Install
  3. F-secure will start to install and then continue in the background which can take several minutes to complete

To check that Fsecure is installed:

  1. Right click your Start button and choose Settings, then Update and Security and then Open Windows Security
  2. Under protection areas select Virus & threat protection
  3. F-secure Client Security Premium should be displayed as turned on. Any threats or actions required will be displayed here

If F-secure fails to install check to see if another anti-virus product is installed by right clicking the Start button, selecting Settings and then Apps. If Sophos Anti-virus is installed see the section Sophos Anti-virus below.

As the support for Sophos Anti-virus finishes on 20th July 2023 we recommend that you uninstall Sophos and either switch to MS Defender or F-Secure. Managed services will be migrated over time to F-secure but will run MS Defender in the interim.

Uninstalling Sophos can be difficult so we recommend the following procedure: 

  1. Open Sophos Anti-virus select the Configure menu and then Tamper protection and check  that Tamper protection is disabled
  2. Download CSUninstallSAV.cmd
  3. Make sure the downloaded file is called CSUninstallSAV.cmd as your browser may change its name to CSUninstallSAV.cmd.txt. If this is the case right click it and rename to CSUninstallSAV.cmd.
  4. Right click the downloaded CSUninstallSAV.cmd and choose RunAs Administrator
  5. Windows Defender Smartscreen may warn you about executing this file, choose Run Anyway
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions
  7. After the script has finished right click your start button and choose Settings, then Apps and uninstall the following Sophos apps if listed:
  • Sophos Remote Management System
  • Sophos Network Threat protection
  • Sophos Endpoint Defense
  • Sophos Auto-update
  • Sophos Anti-virus

Now check that your PC is protected by Windows Defender:

  1. Right click your Start button and choose Settings, then Update and Security and then open Windows Security.
  2. The status of your Windows security is displayed here. Follow any recommendations displayed under Protection Areas  to ensure your PC is protected.
  3. UCL Students and staff can install F-secure for free.