Does the University provide antivirus protection for my computer?


The University owns licenses for antivirus products that can be used on University owned Mac and Windows computers.

  • For University owned Windows computers, the University uses Trend-Micro Antivirus.
  • For University owned Macintosh computers, the University uses Symantec Endpoint Protection.
  • For personally owned computers the University has licensed Command ¬†Antivirus.
  • Alternatively, for personally owned computers, there are some reasonable freeware products available including products by Avira, AVG, Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials, Comodo, and Panda. More information regarding Freeware Antvirus products can be found at the Best Free Antivirus About.com page.

To have a copy of the University licensed software installed on your computer, please contact OIT at OIT@tufts.edu or 617-636-0331.

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