Anti-virus protection for Microsoft Windows

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This article gives recommendations for anti-virus protection on Windows computers


IT recommends that students, faculty, and staff use Microsoft Security Essentials if they do not already have an anti-virus software installed on their computer.  Security Essentials is already installed on Windows 8 computers. Windows Defender is the Windows 10 version of Security Essentials, it should be pre-installed on Windows 10. For information on activating Windows Defender visit this page. If there is another anti-virus software already running on the computer, it should be uninstalled before installing Security Essentials or activating Windows Defender.