Anti-Virus Software

University Computers

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

Personal/Home Computers

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

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

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.


Other Resources


Last Updated 3/4/20