Antivirus Software Options Available to Students
Anti-virus software is essential in order to protect your system and data from malicious attacks. WIU does not provide anti-virus software to students. There are a number of options for students who need an anti-virus solution.The following is a list of free packages that are generally considered good products. uTech does not recommend or support any of these products specifically nor is this a comprehensive list of options. This list is simply a place to start investigating your options.
- Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows XP, Vista and 7) or Microsoft Windows Defender (Windows 8)
Mac OS X
Students should be aware that potential software problems do exist in regard to installing anti-virus software. For example, if a personal computer system already has another type or brand of anti-virus software installed, it may cause software conflicts. If a computer is already infected, this may also potentially create software conflicts.