antivirus faqs

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Think you Have a Virus?

How to tell if your computer is infected and ways to protect yourself.

students using laptop computers in Learning Commons

Antivirus for Students, Faculty & Staff

(for Personally-Owned Machines)

To improve your online security, UNCW is moving to new technologies for virus protection on your personal (non-UNCW owned) machines. Based on extensive testing and industry information, we have identified free products that will provide enhanced security and protect you against a wider array of viruses and malware than the previously provided Symantec Antivirus/Endpoint Protection.

IMPORANT NOTE: The software on this page should not be installed on UNCW-owned machines. For antivirus protection on a UNCW-owned computer, please contact the TAC for a computer consultant to install the appropriate software.

Before Downloading New Antivirus Software

If you currently have antivirus software installed on your computer, including Symantec Antivirus/Endpoint Protection (previously provided), you need to uninstall it before downloading the new antivirus.

If you need information on uninstalling a different antivirus, you should contact the software provider or search online for instructions. For help, contact the TAC.

Download Security Essentials (Windows/PCs)

Download Macintosh Antivirus

NOTE: For other viable options of antivirus for Macs, please search the App Store.


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