Antivirus Software for UTHSC Students

Note: this page is for UTHSC Students ONLY. Faculty and staff should visit this antivirus software page.

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Security Essentials

Windows 8 PCs will have antivirus software already available as part of Windows Defender. Computers running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows  7 can install Windows Security Essentials free of charge on personally owned equipment at the Microsoft Security Essentials download and support page.

For those seeking alternative antivirus solutions, avast! Free Edition is a great program, as is AVG Free antivirus. Both of these software products can be found and installed at

Mac OS Computers

For Macintosh computers, there is a home edition version of Sophos antivirus available for personal use.

Other Operating Systems

Anti-virus software solutions for other operating systems are not available through the UT Health Science Center.