Antivirus software for personally owned devices

Last updated on February 6, 2024

Antivirus software is used to prevent, detect and remove malicious software. The Office of Cybersecurity’s recommendations for antivirus software are listed below.


  • Helps detect and remove viruses from your computer
  • Provides added safety when working remotely from your personal device

Getting started

Please read all instructions prior to taking any actions:

Personally owned Windows devices

Personally owned macOS devices

While macOS does have built-in security features to protect against malicious/unwanted applications and files, it is beneficial to supplement this built-in protection with antivirus software. Recommended antivirus solutions for faculty, staff and students are below:

Terms of use

Faculty and staff: check with your department IT administrator before installing any of these products.



Available to

  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Staff
  • Students

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