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Antivirus Software Information

Antivirus Software Is Recommended

The Technology Helpdesk has seen malware infections on both Macs and PCs create significant problems for students. We recommend, based on our experience, that all computers running Windows or MacOS have antivirus software installed on them.


Pacific University does not provide antivirus software for student devices. There are many free and for purchase options available such as offerings from AVG Antivirus, Avast, BitDefender and Sophos. Pacific recommends running endpoint protection software and keeping your device software, including operating system, updated.

If you're looking for endpoint protection software for your University-owned device, please contact the Helpdesk for assistance.


In recent tests on free antivirus products by third party organizations, Avast has scored highest in protecting users from Malware. Avast can currently be downloaded here:

Additional Assistance

If you need help or have any questions please contact the Helpdesk.

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