Student Technology Services  recommends a program called Avast! which is available for free. 

Installation instructions:

  1. Navigate to

  2. Scroll down and click on “free download,” for the “essential” version. There are more robust versions that charge an annual fee.

  3. Open the download and follow the instructions for installation.

Useful features to note:

  1. “Scan” - standard scan of your computer for viruses, malware, or outdated software.

  2. “Browser Cleanup” under “Tools” is very helpful because a lot of malware attacks are found in browser add-ons or extensions. You can scan specific browsers or all of them at once.

  3. To turn off the voice from talking (most people find this feature irritating):

Settings >> Sounds >> Voiceovers >> “Use voiceover sounds” >> uncheck the box