All college-owned computers currently have Sophos Anti-Virus installed. Students, faculty, and staff who may bring their personally owned computers to campus should be aware that we require any computer connecting to the wired or wireless networks on campus to have anti-virus software installed. If you are looking for anti-virus protection for your personally-owned computer, there are free options available that can be downloaded. Please note that these are recommendations. The IT Department is unable to offer support for these freely available packages.
Windows versions 8 and newer come with Microsoft Security Essentials pre-installed. There is no need for additional anti-virus software if you have Windows 8 or newer
Microsoft Security Essentials
Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition
Many popup advertisements and unwanted software that gets automatically installed is not detected by traditional anti-virus software. If you have problems such as popup ads, odd website redirections, or software being installed without your permission, we recommend using one of these anti-malware packages.