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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

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/comprehensive-security

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-antivirus/microsoft-defender-antivirus-in-windows-10

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

Microsoft Endpoint protection is the antivirus software installed on the staff Windows 10 managed desktop service.

Windows Defender is installed on all computer labs machines.

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.