• The IT Support Center recommends that you use antivirus software to protect your computer.

    The antivirus software the IT Support Center currently recommends is Windows Defender for Windows-based computers and Avast Security for Macs.

    For all versions of the Windows operating systems, Windows Defender is pre-installed. Windows Defender is a built-in antivirus software offered on Windows machines. 

    For personally owned Macs, the IUP IT Support Center recommends the use of the Avast Security for Mac. This is a free download available from Avast. Instructions are available when the download is initiated.

    To Run a Security Scan on Windows Devices

    1. Click the magnifying glass (search icon).
    2. In the search bar, type “windows security”.
    3. Click the search result.
    4. Under the left-hand column, click virus & threat protection.
    5. Once there, under the heading Current Threats, click Scan Options.
    6. From here you are able to chose the scan you want to perform.
    7. Click the full scan option and run.