Antivirus Software

You must follow safe computing practices, run antivirus software AND have up-to-date virus definition files to protect yourself against the latest computer viruses. We encourage installing antivirus programs on all of your personally-owned computers.

Below are some suggested antivius applications that are freely available.  Please note that you should only run ONE antivirus program at a time.

Suggestions for Windows Operating Systems:

Microsoft Security Essentials
UWM's Help Desk will be able to offer some support if you are using Microsoft Security Essentials.  

Avast! Free

Ad-aware Free

Windows 8 has the Windows Defender antivirus program already included.

Suggestions for Macintosh Operating Systems:

Avast! For Mac OSX


If you require further assistance, or have found any issues you would like to report please contact the University Information Technology Services Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or submit an online help request at:


**These downloads are not configured for University-owned computers.**
University IT staff, please contact the UWM Help Desk at or 414-229-4040 to receive the proper client and ePO for campus computer installations.