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Anti-Virus Recommendations for Personally-Owned Computers

The following are recommendations for anti-virus solutions for users of personally-owned computers.

  • For Windows 10
    Windows Defender is built into the Windows operating system.
  • For Windows 7
    Microsoft Security Essentials is a free product available here: Download Microsoft Security Essentials
  • For Windows 8/8.1
    Windows Defender is built into the Windows operating system.
  • For Mac OS X
    Sophos is a free product available here: Download Sophos
  • For any PC or Mac
    Norton Security is a product that can be purchased for all PCs and Macs. For more information, see Norton Security.

Note: If you purchased Symantec from ITS for your personally-owned computer, you should remove Symantec and choose another anti-virus solution, such as the ones listed above. For instructions on removing Symantec from either Windows or Mac OS, see: