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Antivirus for your Personal Devices

For personal Windows devices, Loughborough University recommends using the Windows Defender.

Enabling Windows Defender

Looking for additional information, check out these pages from Microsoft

If you encounter any problems the instructions below may be able to help.  Alternatively, the PC Clinic will help you download and install or uninstall the software if you have problems.

Antivirus for Campus Devices

Move to Windows Defender

The university is about to make a change to its anti-virus solution for Windows machines.

On labs machines we have already made the change to Windows Defender, for staff machines that move will away from Symantec in November.

You do not need to do anything, but you might notice the removal and Defender doing the machine searches from now on.

If you have any issues please contact the service desk on and we will be able to help you

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to install this on my office computer or laptop provided by the University?

No, antivirus will already be installed on machines provided by the University for work use. If you are unsure contact IT Services or your local IT support.

Can I have more than one copy of antivirus software installed on my computer?

No, it is recommended you only have one antivirus software suite installed to protect your machine. Having more than one may affect the performance of the antivirus putting your computer at risk.