Antivirus and Malware

Antivirus is preventative software designed specifically to protect machines from malicious software, or malware. Malware is software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Malware includes: computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers, spyware, adware, and other programs.

ITS provides software for faculty and staff to assist in the prevention and removal of malware and other viruses on University-owned devices. For students and personal devices, UConn recommends free-to-download Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows computers and Avira Anti-Virus Mac OS X.

Available to: Faculty, Staff, and Students
Accessible from: Windows
Mac OS
Cost: Subsidized
Service Area Contact:
Service Manager: Robert Morrell & Rick Portuguez
More Information: Antivirus Website
Microsoft Support for Computer Viruses: description, prevention, and recovery

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