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Anti-Virus

General Information

Anti-virus software protects your computer from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.  The following pages provide free options.  It works by looking for patterns of known worms and viruses in files you download and programs that are running on your computer. Since the virus writers are always creating new worms and viruses, your virus protection software needs to be regularly updated to recognize the latest threats.

Many computers come with anti-virus software pre-installed. When switching anti-virus programs begin by uninstalling other anti-virus programs that may be installed on your computer.

Operating Systems

Windows
Mac

Options

To see if this software is available to you based on your affiliation with the University, change the selections below. Both fields are required.

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Step 2: Select purchase type

Purchases

The University of Minnesota holds a license for Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection.  This software can be installed & used on any computer owned by UMN. In most cases computers are managed by a department, college or central IT. Computers that are NOT managed can download Endpoint Protection if they wish, by clicking the 'Download Software here' button below.

Download Software here

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Purchases

The University of Minnesota holds a license for Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection.  This software can be installed & used on any computer owned by UMN. In most cases computers are managed by a department, college or central IT. Computers that are NOT managed can download Endpoint Protection if they wish, by clicking the 'Download Software here' button below.

Download Software here

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Purchases

The University of Minnesota holds a license for Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection.  This software can be installed & used on any computer owned by UMN. In most cases computers are managed by a department, college or central IT. Computers that are NOT managed can download Endpoint Protection if they wish, by clicking the 'Download Software here' button below.

Download Software here

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Purchases

The University of Minnesota holds a license for Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection.  This software can be installed & used on any computer owned by UMN. In most cases computers are managed by a department, college or central IT. Computers that are NOT managed can download Endpoint Protection if they wish, by clicking the 'Download Software here' button below.

Download Software here

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Purchases

The University of Minnesota holds a license for Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection.  This software can be installed & used on any computer owned by UMN. In most cases computers are managed by a department, college or central IT. Computers that are NOT managed can download Endpoint Protection if they wish, by clicking the 'Download Software here' button below.

Download Software here

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support

Recommendations for free anti-virus protection:

* Please be aware that it is not legal to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" on devices owned by government or academic instituations.

Follow the instructions below to uninstall Anti-virus:

Uninstalling Anti-Virus Applications

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below. 

Restrictions

Also see the UWide Policy Library, Administrative Policy for Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices

Campus Resources

Other Support