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ITS Safe Computing

Anti-Virus Protection at U-M

One of the most important ways you can protect your computer is to use anti-virus software. We strongly recommend that you download and install one of the following anti-virus products.

Download Anti-Virus Software

For your personally-owned computer: For your university-owned computer:
Windows Windows 7/Vista
Use Microsoft Security Essentials
  1. Uninstall McAfee VirusScan (or your current anti-virus product)
  2. Download Microsoft Security Essentials

(Microsoft Security Essentials is NOT for use on university-owned computers.)

Windows Defender is automatically built into Windows 8.

MiWorkspace-managed computers come pre-loaded.

Windows Defender is automatically built into Windows 8.

Windows 7/Vista
Use Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Is my PC running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows?

Departments can order the complete Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection media via U-M Software Licensing and Distribution.

Departments can order the Microsoft System Center media via U-M Software Licensing and Distribution.

(Microsoft Forefront or System Center are NOT for use on personally-owned computers.)

Mac OS X Use Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

Download Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

(Home Edition is NOT for use on University-owned computers.)

Use Sophos Anti-Virus for Macs

Installation details for Sophos

Download Sophos Anti-Virus for free

Compatible with Mac OS X versions 10.6 to 10.9