Stay Safe and Updated
Protect yourself from malware and pop-ups, and keep your computer running smoothly with these helpful tools!
Stay Safe from Malware on Your Computer
- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (Windows Machines and Macs)
Having issues with malware, pop-ups and slowness? Malwarebytes identifies and removes malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.
- Malwarebytes' AdwCleaner (Windows Machines Only)
Is your computer running slow, seeing strange messages popping up, or noticed that your browser homepage changed without your permission? This could be the work of adware (and its friends), a sneaky variant of malware that is hard to find, and harder to remove. AdwCleaner employs innovative technology engineered solely to detect and remove these unwanted hitchhikers.
- Microsoft Defender Antivirus (Windows Machines Only)
Formerly known as Windows Defender, Microsoft Defender Antivirus still delivers the comprehensive, ongoing, and real-time protection you expect against software threats like viruses, malware, and spyware across email, apps, the cloud, and the web.
Keep Your Computer Up-To-Date with Updates
Is your computer still running slow or unable to run specific software that you need for classes? Don't fret! Each computer that is running Windows 10 or MacOS has updates that will keep your machine running smooth and safe while on campus!
- Microsoft Windows Updates (Windows Machines Only)
Microsoft provides updates for the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and its installed components, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Edge. Security updates or critical updates eliminate vulnerability to known malware and security exploits. Other updates correct errors and enhance functionality. Always make sure that any updates are installed to prevent your machine from being hacked.
- Apple Software Update (iPhone, MacBooks, and other Apple products Only)*
Apple provides updates for the operating systems on all iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads, Apple TVs, and MacBooks as well as its installed applications, including Microsoft Office, through the App Store. Security updates eliminate vulnerability to known malware that can infect Apple products and any security exploits. Other operating system updates allow applications to stay up-to-date and enhance functionality.
*Please Note: Certain versions of MacOS are limited based on the machine’s hardware and when the machine was released. See this link for more details.