Network & Security

Security Software

Free Security Software for your Computer

MyIT recommends that all students install security software on their computer.


MyIT recommends Microsoft Security Essentials, a free antivirus product from Microsoft that can be found here:

Please note that any antivirus product you may currently have will need to be uninstalled before installing Microsoft Security Essentials. To remove old antivirus software, head to the Control Panel and the Programs section to remove it from your computer.  Windows 8 has the antivirus product Windows Defender already installed.


MyIT recommends Malwarebytes, a free malware removal tool that is very powerful and removes most infections. It can be found at

Both of these products are free and are compatible with Windows Vista/7/8.