Public Knowledge Base Solution 59754
Antivirus Software Supported by the University of Maryland
        
Entered on 12/14/2013 at 21:23:30 EST (GMT-0500)

 

Personal Computers for Students or Faculty/Staff

 

Microsoft has developed excellent free antivirus solutions for students and home users (Microsoft Security Essentials for all Windows customers using Version 7 and earlier) as well as for University owned machines (Microsoft ForeFront).

 

Personal Computers for Windows 8 Users: Microsoft Security Essentials is not compatible with Windows 8 personal computers. All Windows 8 machines come installed with the antivirus solution Windows Defender.

 

For students, faculty, and staff members using their personal computer we recommend the following antivirus software:

 

Windows-based (Version 7 and earlier) Computers:

 

Microsoft Security Essentials

Apple Computers:


ClamXav

 


 

For University Owned Computers

 

Windows 8 Users for University Owned Computers: Microsoft Defender can not be used on University owned computers. The recommended AntiVirus software is Microsoft ForeFront.

 

For University owned computers we recommend the following antivirus software:

 

Windows-based Version 7 and earlier) Computers:

 

Microsoft ForeFront


Apple Computers:


ClamXav

 

 


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