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Virus Protection


The university provides and requires antivirus/antispyware on all university-owned faculty, staff, lab, and classroom computers; and students are required to have antivirus protection on their computers before connecting to the University’s network. It is also strongly recommended that everyone install antivirus/antispyware software on their home computers and laptops.

There are many good antivirus and antispyware options available that can be purchased from vendors. Faculty, staff, and students who would like to pursue a free solution for home use can consider the following programs. These programs are just a few of the options available to consider - the University neither endorses nor supports them.

Avast!
AVG
ClamAV (Linux)
ClamXAV (Mac)
Microsoft Security Essentials

For additional information, or to install Antivirus on your office computer, please contact the ATUS Help Desk at (360) 650-3333 or helpdesk@wwu.edu.