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By nature, the world of antivirus protection changes every day. To protect yourself, always back up your data, run the latest version of your antivirus software, and set your antivirus software to regularly scan your computer and check for updates.

About Antivirus Clients

Vanderbilt licenses Microsoft System Center EndPoint Protection (SCEP) and Windows Defender as the preferred virus-scanning products for Vanderbilt-owned computers through its Microsoft Campus Agreement. SCEP and Defender both offer deployment and management tools, and SCEP supports Windows, Mac and Linux devices.

VUIT recommends that students use a product that receives high marks from independent test labs.

Supported Antivirus Clients (Vanderbilt-Owned Computers)

These antivirus clients are for use on Vanderbilt-owned computers.

OS Client System Requirements Notes
logo Microsoft SCEP Win Windows 7/8.1  Installation Instructions


Windows Defender Windows 10 Windows Defender is included with Windows 10
Mac Microsoft SCEP Mac Intel 64, Mac OS X 10.6-10.13 
Linux Microsoft SCEP Linux 
AMD | i386
AMD or i386  


Antivirus Solutions (Student- and Employee-Owned Computers)

For student- and employee-owned computers, users are encouraged to find an antivirus solution for their machines. 

OS Client System Requirements Notes
logo Windows Defender Windows 8.1/10 Windows Defender is included in Windows 8.1 and 10.
MS Documentation
  Recommendations - Antivirus recommendations by an independent testing lab