Personal Computer Antivirus

Antivirus and antimalware software is a type of utility used for scanning and removing viruses from your computer. While many types of these programs exist, their primary purpose is to protect computers from viruses and remove any viruses that are found. Since new threats emerge all the time, it is important to update your anti-virus software regularly.


UFV Device (Desktop computer, laptop)

UFV Devices are protected by Windows Defender and Trend Micro Apex One. These protections are managed by IT Services. It is not recommended you download any other antivirus program to your UFV device as they may conflict.


If you have an issue with the antivirus, please contact the IT Service Desk and include a description of the problem, and any screenshots you can provide.


Personal Device

Windows Devices are already protected by Windows Defender.

Lots of antivirus companies offer low-cost options to protect your devices. Some popular options are Norton, Bitdefender, Malwarebytes, and Trend Micro.


If you are a currently registered student, you can receive technical advice and assistance with these tools through our Student Device Support program. 


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