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Antivirus Software

If you are using a desktop or laptop computer on campus, it is strongly recommended that you are running virus protection software.

Information for Sheridan Students

Windows Defender for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and above is built-in to Microsoft Windows and provides ongoing antivirus and security protections.

Microsoft Security Essentials is also available for free from Microsoft and provides comprehensive malware protection to guard a PC with an older version of Windows 7 against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Malwarebytes is a program that can protect your computer by detecting and removing viruses and other malware threats. The free version of the program will remove ads/malware and disinfect your computer after an attack. The paid version includes proactive prevention and blocking features as well as the ability to schedule scans.
Note: this program should NOT be installed on Sheridan-owned PCs.

Information for Sheridan Staff

Staff Workstations

Trend Office Scan AV is now available to Sheridan staff to install on their desktop or laptop workstations. For details please see the Trend Office Scan AV page.

Staff Home Use

Unfortunately, Sheridan does not offer antivirus software for staff home use.  However, many Internet service providers offer free or low-cost security software to their users. Consult your provider for more information. Also, Microsoft Defender is built in and included with your OS if you are running Microsoft Windows 8 or greater on your home PC.