Anti-virus and Malware Protection

Features

TWU has chosen Symantec, a corporate-grade solution that provides the highest possible level of protection, as the vendor to provide a host-based solution. Symantec Antivirus automatically scans a computer to detect and remove viruses, spyware, and security risks. It also cleans downloaded files or email attachments and attempts to repair the effects of any viruses that were found. It delivers continuous protection via fast, unobtrusive scanning and automatic virus definition updates.

The TWU Network team leverages a network-level anti-spyware solution.

Getting started

The Office of Technology is proud to offer faculty and staff a free copy of Symantec to protect their personal Windows computer. Click the links below to download the software for an individual’s version of Windows. (How to Tell).

Faculty and staff Windows machines also run Malwarebytes.
A free version of Malwarebytes (for home use) is also available for free download to anyone

Students are encouraged to install an antivirus program on their personal machines; however, the University does not currently provide a no-cost option. There are many excellent options available for Mac and Windows computers, including free programs such as Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 , Microsoft Defender for Windows 8 and 10, and a 30-day trial of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition.

We do our best to link to only the best external sites but we cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of such websites.

Support

Contact the Technology Service Desk 940-898-3971servicedesk@twu.edu, or submit a request by clicking Request Service on this page.

Who can use it

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Cost

A single license copy of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) software is available to all faculty and staff. The software must be removed from the computer when the owner no longer has one of the above relationships with the University.

Learn More

Current TWU students may purchase anti-virus software at a discount. Current offerings include Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus+ 2014, Norton Security Standard, Norton Security Deluxe, Norton Family Premier, Internet Security Sphere, Total Protection Sphere, and several Heimdal solutions, plus MacKeeper Premium and Standard. Follow the instructions on the Software Discounts service page

Related Services

Software Discounts

Link List

We do our best to link to only the best external sites but we cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of such websites.