Security, Software, Anti-Virus, Home Solutions

Anti-Virus software options for personal devices

Both Windows and Mac come with built-in security software. In most situations, this built-in software may be sufficient to protect your personal computer from malware.

Note: Adverse events and outcomes are possible and do happen with and without anti-virus or anti-malware products. Use caution and be informed when connecting any device to any network or resource. Behavior factors greatly into the security equation and all users of open, public, or shared networks should be vigilant about their awareness, actions, controls, and risks when using them.

Windows and Mac, (Home Use)

For additional protection, third-party antivirus software is also available.

Sophos Home protects Windows and Mac devices against malicious software, inappropriate websites, and viruses. At the time of this writing it is free for private, non-commercial, home use.  This license does not cover university-owned machines.

Windows, (Home Use)

Windows 8.x, 10 and higher: Windows Defender antivirus suite. There is no need to purchase this software separately. It comes as part of the operating system.

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Owner:Security S.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-10-24 09:05 CSTUpdated:2020-02-03 16:18 CST
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