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Antivirus Recommendations
(for personally-owned computers)

Windows Recommendations

We recommend using the antivirus protection provided by your operating system’s vendor, e.g. Windows Defender for a personally-owned Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 computer. You can also use a viable alternative.

To view some viable options for Windows machines, see the AV Test site.

NOTE: The higher the Protection score, the more secure your computer will be.

Mac Recommendations

It is important to install antivirus protection on your Mac computer. 

To view some viable options for Mac computers, see the AV Comparatives site.

UNCW-owned computers

UNCW-owned computers come with antivirus installed. If you need help with a UNCW-owned computer, please contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC)