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Virus Protection and Removal

Endpoint Protection

Each device you connect to the Web needs endpoint protection.  Endpoint protection is more than just an antivirus suite.  Your devices  also need an active firewall, intrusion prevention, threat scanning, and more!  We understand choosing the right software can be confusing.  That's why we've tried to make it easy for you!

USCB requires that all computers connected to the university network have antivirus software installed and updated.


Free antivirus software for Windows 7 and earlier, and Macs, is available from University Technology Services through software distribution.

Windows 8 users are already protected by Microsoft’s Windows Defender, a built-in feature of Windows 8. If you choose to install a different antivirus program, be sure to disable Windows Defender first.

There are various types of antivirus software that can be used to protect the students' devices and some are free such as SymantecMcAfeeAVGAvast, and Microsoft Security Essentials. Below is a link where the directions can be found.

If you encounter or suspect you may have a virus on you computer and need assistance removing it, please bring it to the ITSS Helpdesk and we will assist you with virus removal.

Faculty and Staff

Symantec Protection Suite is available on software distribution for all university-owned computers. Faculty and staff can also install the software on their personal home computers. Visiting professors and persons classified as associates can install Symantec Protection Suite on their university-owned computer as well.

- For assistance, contact the ITSS Service Desk or call (843) 208-8086. -