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Middlebury ITS strongly recommends the use of anti-virus software on personal computers. A few of the more reputable, freely available, anti-virus solutions include:
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* [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-defender Windows Defender] is included with Windows 10 and is enabled by default.
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* [https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx Sophos Home] is available for Windows and Mac devices. Sophos Home offers Web Filtering technology designed to “block sites that may contain inappropriate content or malicious software.”
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* [https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/ MalwareBytes] is available for Windows and Mac devices. MalwareBytes is widely noted for its adware removal capabilities.
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While other free anti-virus solutions exist, please be careful when downloading free software. '''Always download software from a trusted source, preferably directly from the software provider'''. Fake anti-virus software is not unheard of, and it is not uncommon common for free software distributed from “download sites” to come bundled with unwanted software like adware.
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Please note that Middlebury provides managed anti-virus software for college-owned computers. The free solutions listed above are for personally-owned devices. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you have questions about anti-virus software on your Middlebury-provided computer.
 
 
 
=== ''Disclaimer'' ===
 
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:Middlebury ITS does not explicitly endorse or provide technical support for the security tools described herein. 
 
 
 
=== ''Tip'' ===
 
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:Anti-virus software remains a strongly recommended tool to protect your personal computing devices from unwanted software. While anti-virus software may not provide perfect security, it is still capable of defending against unwanted and malicious applications.
 
 
 
:Middlebury ITS recommends that anti-virus software be installed on all computers connecting to the Middlebury network or services, either from campus locations or from off campus.
 

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