Computer viruses, worms, and other malicious software can destroy important data, compromise security and generate a large volume of network traffic. Infected computers can have a disastrous effect on UTC's network and on the campus's ability to accomplish core business activities and instructional functions. In order to protect the campus computing environment, users must have anti-virus software installed on their computers.
Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes are automatically installed on all campus Windows computers. Malwarebytes is also available for Mac computers. If you are having problems with your installation, please contact the IT Helpdesk.
Students also need to have anti-virus installed on their computers.
Microsoft offers Windows Defender, which protects against viruses, spyware and other malicious software and is included with any installation of Windows 10.
For Mac computers, download the free home-based Sophos anti-virus application.
Update Virus Definitions
All anti-virus software makes use of virus definitions. These definitions allow anti-virus software to recognize viruses. Since new viruses (and their variants) are released almost daily, it is important to regularly update your virus definitions.
Most software programs allow you to schedule updates on a daily basis, which we recommend.
Please note that campus computers are automatically configured to update at regular intervals, but it's very important that these options are configured for personally-owned systems too.
Most anti-virus software will allow you to schedule weekly or monthly scans. By scheduling scans at regular intervals, you better protect yourself from new viruses.
Please note that campus computers are automatically configured to scan at regular intervals, but it's very important that these options are configured for personally-owned systems too.