What antivirus software is available to me for my personal device?

UIC no longer provides an antivirus solution for use on personal devices.


Current versions of Microsoft Windows come with antivirus protection built-in, in the form of Windows Security. You can view information about Windows Security, including how to make sure it is running on your device, at this Microsoft site.

For those looking for antivirus protection other than the built-in Microsoft protection, two free alternatives for home use are:

Sophos Home https://my.sophos.com/en-us/download/

Avast Free Antivirus https://www.avast.com/en-us/free-antivirus-download


macOS includes a security feature called Gatekeeper that ensure only trusted apps are installed on your device. For information about Gatekeeper, please see how to safely open apps on your Mac.

For those looking for antivirus protection other than Gatekeeper, a free alternative for macOS can be found at:

Avast Free Antivirus https://www.avast.com/en-us/free-antivirus-download


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