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The Information Security Office recommends the following Antivirus solutions:
|Operating System||type||Recommended Antivirus||Where to get it|
|Windows||ASU-owned system||Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection||Contact your local deskside support staff|
|Windows 8+||personal system||Windows Defender||It's already installed!|
|Windows 7||personal system||Microsoft Security Essentials||https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/pc-security/microsoft-security-essentials.aspx|
|Mac||ASU-owned system||Avast! for Business||Contact your local deskside support staff|
|Mac||personal system||Avast! Free for EDU||https://www.avast.com/mac|
All antivirus solutions should be properly configured to automatically retrieve the latest updates, perform regular scans, and scan files on-access.
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (formerly Forefront Endpoint Protection) is available for download on MyApps to members of the Technical Software Users Group. If you need access but don't have it already, submit a ServiceNow request to "Software" to request that you be added to the Technical Software Users group.
The following resources should be of assistance with deployment and support:
System Center Endpoint Protection can be used as a standalone client or managed through Group Policy and/or SCCM.
It is advisable to remove any existing antivirus software before installing new antivirus software. To remove McAfee ePO Agent from the command shell:
cd "c:\program files\mcafee\common framework" frminst /remove=agent frminst /forceuninstall
After ePO Agent has been removed, all remaining McAfee software can be uninstalled via Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.