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.
|Microsoft SCEP Win||Windows 7/8.1||Installation Instructions|
|Windows Defender||Windows 10||Windows Defender is included with Windows 10|
|Microsoft SCEP Mac||
Intel 64, Mac OS X 10.6-10.13
|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.
|Microsoft Security Essentials||Windows 7||MS Documentation|
|Windows Defender||Windows 8.1/10||Windows Defender is included in Windows 8.1 and 10.
|Recommendations - Antivirus recommendations by an independent testing lab|