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Antivirus Software

University policy requires that computers on WSU’s network be protected by antivirus software at all times. (Executive Policy #14)

Free Anti-Virus clients are available for various operating systems (OS). However, most privately-owned machines come pre-installed with an AV client. If you chose to utilize a free client, un-install the pre-installed client before deploying the free client.

Windows OS

Faculty, Staff and Students – There are free AV clients such as Windows Defender/Security Essentials.

Apple/MAC OS

There are free AV clients such as Sophos Antivirus available.


There are free AV clients such as ClamAV available.