Antivirus

Free Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Software For Personally Owned Computers

These recommendations are ONLY for PERSONALLY OWNED computers. If your computer is owned by Illinois Wesleyan University, please contact the ITS Service Desk for help.


Anti-Malware

Mac OS users:

Free Mac Malwarebytes Software:  For students using personal Mac OS computers, Malwarebytes has free Malwarebytes for Mac software.  Click here to download Malwarebytes for Mac.

Windows users:

Free Windows Malwarebytes Software:  For students using personal Windows computers, Malwarebytes has free Malwarebytes for Windows software.  Click here to download Malwarebytes for Windows. 


Anti-Virus

Mac OS users:

Mac Anti-Virus Software:  IT Services is currently working to negotiate an affordable and reliable student anti-virus option. If you are searching for an anti-virus application we recommend seeking an option with multiple positive reviews in reputable online and print journals. One valuable resource is Consumer Reports, available via the Ames Library journal search.

 

Windows 10 users:

Windows Anti-Virus Software:  IT Services is currently working to negotiate an affordable and reliable student anti-virus option. If you are searching for an anti-virus application we recommend seeking an option with multiple positive reviews in reputable online and print journals. One valuable resource is Consumer Reports, available via the Ames Library journal search.


What to do if your computer has a virus or spyware

  • Update your antivirus client to the latest virus definitions and run a full scan.
  • Download and run the free application Malware Bytes to detect and remove malware and spyware.

ITS Service Desk

We can help refer you to a local computer service provider if you think your computer is infected. Department computers can be analyzed and fixed in their office locations by reaching out to the ITS Service Desk. 


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