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Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware

Virus Removal Software

UWEC has no specific protection software requirements or standards, but it is always a good idea to keep your computer protected. You can download FREE antivirus from any of these websites:
Note: Please keep your antivirus up to date.
Note: Do not run more than one antivirus program at a time.

Panda Cloud Antivirus
This is the first free antivirus from the cloud. It's easy to use and light as a feather, providing secure protection against all kinds of viruses...and it's 100% free.

A comprehensive, easy to use antivirus program, Anti-Vir is designed to offer reliable and free virus protection to home-users only. Avira offers extensive malware recognition of viruses, trojans, backdoor programs, and worms; virus protection with Virus Guard real-time monitoring; and other forms of protection for your computer.

Avast Home Edition:
Free Avast! Antivirus Home Edition includes anti-spyware protection certified by the West Coast Labs Checkmark process, and anti-rootkit detection. While Antivirus Home Edition is free to use, it is necessary to register before the end of the initial 60 day trial period. Following the registration, you will receive by e-mail a license key valid for a period of 1 year.

Note: Keep in mind that if you are going to download one of these free programs, you need to uninstall any current anti-virus you might have on your computer.

Spyware Removal Software

Malware Bytes -
Malwarebytes is a site dedicated to fighting malware. It has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.

Safer Networking Spybot -

Spybot Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. This tool is similar to Ad-Aware in that it removes spyware from your computer, but it finds and removes different kinds. This tool can be downloaded from the developer's website.

ESET Online Scanner -
This is a free online scanner: just click the blue button on the page and install the application. It is most successful if used with Anti-Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy.

Help Desk

For more information or to request a service, contact the LTS Help Desk:
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