Recommended Antivirus Solutions & Cybersecurity Roadmap

This article contains Cybersecurity's recommendations for antivirus software for both UW-owned and personally owned devices.

University-owned Devices:

Personally Owned Windows Devices:
  • Faculty, Staff, & Students: Cybersecurity recommends utilizing the built-in antivirus solution for Windows, Windows Defender, on personally owned devices. You can learn more about enabling Windows Defender here, and running an antivirus scan using Windows Defender here.

Personally Owned macOS Devices:
While macOS does have built-in security features to protect against malicious/unwanted applications and files, it is beneficial to supplement this built-in protection with antivirus software. Recommended antivirus solutions for Faculty, Staff and Students are below.