All university computers include standard anti-virus software (Microsoft End Point Protection) and anti-malware (Malware Bytes) software. If you have questions about anti-virus software for a university computer, please contact the Help Desk
Anti-virus software is strongly recommended for all student, faculty, and staff personal computers. In fact, personal computers that connect to the Clarion network without anti-virus software may loose access to the network due to malicious software. Many internet service providers (ISP's) offer free anti-virus software as part of your internet service; please contact your ISP for details. If you do not have access to anti-virus software, please review the resources below and install anti-virus software on your computer.
Windows 10 includes built-in anti-virus software from Microsoft called Windows Defender. For more information about Windows Defender, please see the Microsoft Defender Site.
Windows 7, 8, 8.1
Microsoft provides free Windows 7 protection via their Windows Security Essentials program. For more information, please visit the Microsoft Security Essentials site.
Macintosh Based Operating Systems (MAC OS X):
Anti-malware software is also recommended. Anti-malware software does not replace anti-virus software. Rather, it complements the anti-virus software with defenses against other types of malicious software. For more information, please see the Malware Bytes Home Use site.
- Safe Computing -- Secure Your Personal Computer
- General Anti-Virus Information
- McAfee Security Advice Center
- US-CERT Virus Basics
- Computer Virus Myths
- Computer Hoaxes