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Antivirus and Malware Protection

Antivirus is protective software designed to defend a computer against malicious software. Malicious software, or "malware" includes: viruses, trojans, key loggers, hijackers, and other code that vandalizes or steals your computer contents. The UNF IT Security team offers Anti-Virus recommendations to help protect against malicious software.

Faculty and Staff

Most people shut down their computer each day before leaving work, however there are a few faculty and staff, who for various reasons, may need to leave their UNF-managed computer powered on overnight. In this case, it is important to reboot the computer a couple of times a week to ensure all updates have been fully applied. Virus definitions are updated several times a day and do not require reboots.


Anti-Virus Protection may be downloaded from myWings for free while you are a UNF student. On the student tab, locate the section (channel) called "Software Download" and select your operating system to begin the download.