Antivirus for Students, Faculty & Staff
(for Personally-Owned Machines)
UNCW recommends the following FREE antivirus products for personally-owned (non-UNCW owned) machines:
- Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows and Sophos for Macs
NOTE: The software on this page should not be installed on UNCW-owned machines. For UNCW-owned computers, contact the TAC for a computer consultant to install the appropriate software.
Download Security Essentials (Windows/PCs)
- Download Security Essentials (Microsoft site)
- NOTE for Windows 8 and Windows RT machines: You are already protected by Windows Defender. More details here (Microsoft site)
- Help and Support for Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft site)
Download Macintosh Antivirus
NOTE: For other viable options for Macs, please search the App Store.