Antivirus Software for Personally-owned Computers

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Antivirus software will help protect your computer(s) from adware, ransomware, spyware, viruses, and other malware that could impact your system's performance, cause you to lose important data, and potentially compromise your accounts and personal information.

MSU Policy 01.12 states that everyone in the MSU computing community is required to take precautions to protect their computer and the MSU network from viruses.

While ITS does not provide antivirus software for personally-owned computers, please see below for no-cost antivirus options to help secure your device.


Windows Defender - comes built-in to Windows 10 and Windows 8 and is enabled by default.

Sophos Home

Cisco Immunet


Sophos Home

If you suspect your computer has been infected or compromised by a virus or malware, please take appropriate measures to scan and clean your device with your antivirus software or an anti-malware scanner such as Malwarebytes.


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