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7.1. Antivirus for Students

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) requires that anti-virus software be used by all users of the College’s computing resources, including but not limited to the wired and wireless network, including students (residential and commuter) and visitors of the College. Two no cost options for antivirus protection that is designed to protect computers from viruses and other malicious threats are Avast and AVG.

Avast Free Antivirus

AVG AntiVirus Free

While no anti-virus solution is guaranteed to stop all threats, having antivirus software installed is a major safeguard in protecting your computer.
You agree that installation of this anti-virus software product is done at your own risk.  We are not endorsing these products, but are providing the information and options as a courtesy. You are free to choose whatever anti-virus you prefer.

You understand that all previous versions or other anti-virus software products must be uninstalled prior to installation of this product.
You also understand that the integrity of your data is your personal responsibility, and that you will need to back-up your data prior to conducting this installation process.

No support will be provided by the UVa-Wise OIT Helpdesk for this software.

The software is available through download.cnet.com, by clicking on your preferred choice above you will be automatically redirected to the appropriate portion of their website.  These links are provided for your convenience and do not signify an endorsement and/or guarantee.

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