Antivirus Download Links

Windows

For Windows users, we recommend downloading Malwarebytes and using it in tandem with Windows Defender, a program already installed on your computer. I know what you’re thinking, “Windows Defender? Really?” Windows Defender wasn’t always a go-to for security, but in recent years it’s improved a lot. The reason we recommend both is because Malwarebytes does not scan your system regularly, Windows Defender does. The easiest way to get Malwarebyte is to go to malwarebytes.com and click the button that says "FREE DOWNLOAD". Running Malwarebytes is as easy as starting the program and clicking “scan now”. It will scan for a while, generally 5-10 minutes. If it finds anything suspicious or malicious it will let you know, prompting you to quarantine the objects. Once you restart your system, you can remove the objects from the quarantine.  If you need help installing or using anti-malware software, give us a call or stop by the service desk!

macOS

For Mac users, we also reccomend Malwarebytes. Running Malwarebytes is as easy as starting the program and clicking “scan now”. It will scan for a while, generally 5-10 minutes. If it finds anything suspicious or malicious it will let you know, prompting you to quarantine the objects. Once you restart your system, you can remove the objects from the quarantine. Malwarebytes for mac can be found at malwarebytes.com/mac.

Also, contrary to popular belief, Macs are susceptible to malware, so make sure you’re protected!